2021 Audi Q8  RealSafeCars97Safety Rating

#1 of 2021 SUVs

#3 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi Q8
The Q8, which Audi introduced in 2018, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Audi Q8 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 Q8 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 Q8 has a score of 97, implying a 0.02% chance of driver death (1.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Audi Q8 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0195% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.2294%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0195% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.2294% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi Q8 is 59% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Audi Q8 is 53% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Audi Q8 include the following active safety systems: Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Audi Q8. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Standard Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10069Acura RLXMaserati GhibliM.-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 Q8 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 100. The 2021 Audi Q8 is safer than the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Maserati Ghibli, 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), and the 2021 BMW X5 and less safe than the 2021 Audi e-tron and the 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback.

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