2021 Audi Q5  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#7 of 2021 SUVs

#14 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Audi Q5
The Q5, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 2009, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Q5 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Audi Q5 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 Q5 has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2021 Audi Q5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0288% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2867%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0288% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2867% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi Q5 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Audi Q5 is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Audi Q5 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. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Audi Q5: Audi Pre Sense, 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 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.

9974Lexus NXLincoln CorsairHyundai Genesis G70Cadillac XT5A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)BMW X3Volvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXLincoln NautilusLexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Audi Q5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 99. The 2021 Audi Q5 is safer than the 2021 Lexus NX, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2021 Cadillac XT5, the 2021 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), and the 2021 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2021 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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