2021 Audi A5  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#17 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#53 of all 2021 vehicles


The A5, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 2007, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Audi A5 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Audi A5 is above 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 A5 has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.031%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2021 Audi A5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0359% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0944%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0359% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0944% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi A5 is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Audi A5 is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Audi A5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.

Active safety features on the 2021 Audi A5 can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2021 Audi A5 include the following active safety system: Audi Pre Sense. Optional safety features on the 2021 Audi A5 which we recommend include Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9177Toyota AvalonM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesAlfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCVolvo V60A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)BMW 2 SeriesHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Audi A5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 91. The 2021 Audi A5 is safer than the 2021 Toyota Avalon and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and less safe than the 2021 Lexus RC and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2021 BMW 3 Series, the 2021 Volvo S60, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2021 BMW 2 Series, and the 2021 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon).

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