Between them, the Q5 and Q7 have earned 10 stars worth of bona fides from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which takes this stuff pretty seriously.
Each earning five stars—the most stars NHTSA is willing to give out—the cars had to prove themselves as worthy crashers from the front, side, and top.
“Having the Q5 and Q7 earn the highest safety rating from NHTSA shows our commitment to make overall crashworthiness and superior driver assistance a top priority for our customers,” said Scott Keogh, president, of America.
Moreover, Audi’s SUVs don’t just protect you in the event of a crash, but have active measure to help prevent them happening at all.
Standard Audi pre sense city keeps you from hitting pedestrians and lamp posts by applying the brakes when one is pre sensed. And if it’s too late to avoid a crash, pre sense will make the accident as cushy as possible by rolling up the and getting you into a safe position by pulling on the seat belts.
The rating confirms what the Insurance Institute for Highway already asserted when it gave both the Q5 and the Q7 its Top Safety Pick.