The 2017 Audi Q7 earned “good” ratings in all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crashworthiness evaluations and a “superior” rating in front crash prevention, making it an IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick+.
The Audi Q7 IIHS Top Rating
The 2017 Audi Q7 is built with a fully reinforced structure, building upon the model’s good rating in the IIHS’ other crashworthiness tests. Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Q7 includes electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and Audi pre sense city with automatic emergency braking. The system can detect moving and stationary vehicles, as well as pedestrians, at speeds of up to 52 mph and initiates braking when a potential crash is detected.
“This year’s Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2017 Q7 represents our brand’s longstanding commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the market,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America. “The Q7 demonstrates our leadership in many of the advanced driver assistance systems today that will form the future of piloted driving tomorrow.”
The all-new Q7 offers substantially more interior room for passengers with seating for up to seven standard. With exceptionally competent dynamics, driver assistance systems and connectivity, the all-new Q7 sets a new benchmark for the luxury SUV segment, and the Audi’s IIHS Top Safety Pick+ is the icing on the cake.
IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings
IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.
To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. In the area of crash avoidance and mitigation, IIHS assigns vehicles with available front crash prevention systems ratings of basic, advanced or superior, based on the type of system and performance in track tests.