We at Audi Grapevine know that researching the safety ratings and features of the vehicles you're thinking about buying is crucial. To help those in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving learn more about the safety ratings of the 2019 Audi Q7, we've put together this detailed safety guide.

On this page, we'll walk you through the official safety ratings of the 2019 Audi Q7 from organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We'll also introduce you to the many passive and active safety features that the Audi Q7 has to offer.

Shoppers should read ahead to learn more about the impressive safety ratings and features of the 2019 Audi Q7!

Official IIHS Safety Rating

The 2019 Audi Q7 has long been highly rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This institute rated the 2017 Audi Q7 as a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK.1 While the 2018 and 2019 models have not yet been given the same rating for the 2018 year, these model years received the same chart-topping scores in all the same categories as it did in 2017, as you'll see below:

Driver's Side Front Overlap


Roof Strength


Passenger's Side Front Overlap


Head Restraints & Seats


Moderate Overlap Front


Front Crash Prevention






The IIHS has designed its safety tests to evaluate two separate aspects of vehicle safety in each vehicle-crashworthiness and crash avoidance and mitigation. As you can see by the results above, the 2019 Audi Q7 excels in both aspects because it has received the highest possible ratings in all categories but one.

The Audi Q7 also received a Good+ rating for the ease of use for its child seat anchors, or the LATCH system. With this kind of rating, you'll be able to strap in and secure your youngsters with confidence, knowing that this system will keep them stationary and safe in the event of a collision.

Official NHTSA Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2019 Audi Q7 a coveted 5-Star Overall Safety Rating2, which is the highest possible safety rating that you can receive from this administration. This safety rating was earned thanks to the Audi Q7's superior test results as you'll see below:

Overall Front Rating

4/5 stars

Driver's Side Barrier Rating

5/5 stars

Front Driver's Side Rating

4/5 stars

Rear Passenger's Side Barrier Rating

5/5 stars

Front Passenger's Side Rating

4/5 stars

Overall Side Pole Rating

5/5 stars

Overall Side Rating

5/5 stars

Rollover Rating

4/5 stars

Similar to the IIHS safety tests, the NHTSA tests vehicles by crashing them in a variety of different ways and evaluating the damage to the vehicle as well as the test dummies. These tests put the vehicle into a variety of different crash situations, including head-on collisions, side collisions, and rollovers.

Audi Q7 Passive Safety Features

The Audi Q7 owes its high safety ratings to the many incredible safety features it has to offer. Standardly, you'll get a handful of passive safety features that work hard to keep you safe and in control in all kinds of driving conditions, including:

  • Drive adaptive and front passenger dual-stage airbags
  • Front thorax side airbags and Sideguard® head-curtain airbags3
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Offroad mode, secondary collision brake assist, and traction control (ASR)
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

These passive safety features are designed to act automatically in order to enhance your driving experience overall. While you may not realize that they're hard at work, you can count that they are when you make sharp turns, have low tire pressure, or find yourself in the aftermath of a collision.

Advanced Active Safety Features

On top of all the standard passive safety features that the 2019 Audi Q7 has to offer, it also provides drivers with a handful of advanced active safety features. For starters, this model comes standardly equipped with Pre sense® front.

This standard feature is designed to monitor the path in front of you. It's constantly looking for slowing down in traffic, stopped vehicles, and pedestrians, to make sure that you stop in time to prevent any type of potential collision.

The Q7 doesn't stop there, though. You can also get the available Pre sense® rear. This feature monitors traffic information following the vehicle when a turn signal isn't on. The system then calculates the speed of the following cars and if a serious situation is sensed, the system can apply safety measures, like pretensioning front safety belts.

On top of these features, the Q7 also offers a 360-degree top view camera system as well as a Driver Assistance package, which bundles several other advanced active safety features, including:

  • Active Lane Assist
  • Park steering assist
  • High-beam assistant
  • Traffic sign recognition

Like the Audi Q7's other active safety features, these features work automatically to maximize your confidence behind the wheel. These features warn you when you begin to drift from your lane or if you're driving above the speed limit. The high-beam assistant will also automatically turn the high beams off when it detects another car coming towards you and back on when the car has passed.

Experience the 2019 Audi Q7!

As you can see, the 2019 Audi Q7 offers some impressive safety features and capabilities. When you choose this model, you can do so knowing that it will go the extra mile to keep you and your loved ones safe when you're on the road.

Now that you have a better idea of what the 2019 Audi Q7 has to offer when it comes to top-rated safety, it's time to get behind the wheel and see what else this model has in store for you. Set up a test drive in the Q7 by giving us a call at Audi Grapevine today.

Shoppers in the areas of Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving can also stop by the dealership on their way through town to speak with one of our friendly sales professionals!


1 To qualify for 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

2 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

3 Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy in all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.

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