2021 Audi e-tron  RealSafeCars100Safety Rating

#2 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#2 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi e-tron
The e-tron, introduced by Audi in 2018, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The e-tron provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Audi e-tron 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 e-tron is very safe 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 e-tron has a score of 1.0e+02, implying a 0.016% chance of driver death (1.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Audi e-tron has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0158% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 1.8046%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0158% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 1.8046% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi e-tron is 67% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Audi e-tron is 69% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Audi e-tron: Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10076Maserati GhibliBMW 5 SeriesM.-B. GLE-ClassHyundai Genesis G90Audi A6Audi A7A. e-tron SportbackAudi e-tronAudi Q8Audi Q7BMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Audi e-tron with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 100. The 2021 Audi e-tron is safer than the 2020 Maserati Ghibli, the 2021 BMW 5 Series, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G90, the 2021 Audi A6, the 2021 Audi A7, the 2021 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon), the 2021 BMW X5, the 2020 Audi Q7, and the 2021 Audi Q8. It is about as safe as the 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback.

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