2023 Audi Q5 Sportback  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#11 of 2023 SUVs

#12 of all 2023 vehicles

The Q5 Sportback, which Audi introduced in , is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Q5 Sportback provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback 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 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback has a score of 94, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0242% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7617%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0242% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7617% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback is 48% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback: Audi Pre Sense, 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 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.

9973Volkswagen ArteonINFINITI QX50V. V60 Cross CountryA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Cadillac XT5Acura RDXAudi Q5 SportbackAudi Q5Volvo XC60BMW X3Lincoln NautilusV. V90 Cross CountryComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 99. The 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2023 INFINITI QX50, the 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country, the 2023 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), the 2023 Cadillac XT5, the 2023 Acura RDX, the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country, the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus, and the 2023 BMW X3. It is about as safe as the 2023 Audi Q5.

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