2021 Audi A4  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#21 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#61 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Audi A4
The A4, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 1996, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The A4 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The A4 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Audi A4 is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Audi A4 has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2021 Audi A4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0383% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3735%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0383% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3735% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi A4 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Audi A4 is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Audi A4 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2021 Audi A4 is Audi Pre Sense. Optional safety features on the 2021 Audi A4 which we recommend include Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Audi A4. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9177Toyota AvalonKia StingerM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesAlfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCVolvo V60A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Hyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Audi A4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 91. The 2021 Audi A4 is safer than the 2021 Toyota Avalon and the 2021 Kia Stinger and less safe than the 2021 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), the 2021 Volvo V60, the 2021 Lexus RC, and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2021 BMW 3 Series.

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