2021 Audi Q3  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#19 of 2021 SUVs

#28 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi Q3
The Q3, which Audi introduced in 2015, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Audi Q3 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. The Q3 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Audi Q3 is 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 Q3 has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Audi Q3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0317% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6172%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0317% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6172% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi Q3 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Audi Q3 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2021 Audi Q3 include the following active safety system: Audi Pre Sense. There are optional safety features on the 2021 Audi Q3 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle 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.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10071BMW X1BMW X2Lexus NXINFINITI Q50GMC AcadiaLincoln CorsairVolvo XC60Acura RDXAudi Q3Lincoln NautilusVolvo XC40Hyundai Genesis G70Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Audi Q3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2021 Audi Q3 is safer than the 2021 BMW X1, the 2021 BMW X2, the 2021 Lexus NX, the 2021 INFINITI Q50, the 2021 GMC Acadia, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair, and the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70 and less safe than the 2021 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2021 Volvo XC40, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, and the 2021 Acura RDX.

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