2023 Audi Q7, Along with Q4 e-tron, Q8, & Q8 e-tron Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

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The Audi Q7 for 2023 has been honored with the coveted 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This recognition marks the sixth Audi model in 2023 to receive this prestigious accolade, further solidifying Audi’s commitment to safety and innovation.

To attain the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must meet stringent safety criteria, including achieving an acceptable or good rating for headlights across all available lighting options. The Audi Q7, produced after February 1, 2023, excelled in this regard, earning an acceptable or good headlight rating for all three available lighting configurations.

The impressive roster of Audi models that have clinched the IIHS 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award includes:

  • 2023 Audi Q7
  • 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron
  • 2023 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron
  • 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron
  • 2024 Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron
  • 2023 Audi Q8

One standout feature contributing to Audi’s success in safety is its advanced lighting technology. The Audi Q7, for instance, boasts cutting-edge HD Matrix-design LED headlights with the option for Audi laser light in the Prestige trim. The distinctive blue light signature within the headlight housing sets the laser headlights apart. These laser beams activate at speeds exceeding 40 mph, significantly enhancing visibility by projecting a wide, low beam of light onto the road.

Safety is not limited to lighting alone. All Audi Q7 trims come standard with a front crash prevention system, which earned a superior rating for daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation and an advanced rating for nighttime testing. Moreover, Audi Q7 models offer an array of standard and available driver assistance features, underscoring Audi’s commitment to safety innovation.

Some of the notable safety features in the Audi Q7 include:

  • Audi pre sense® basic: In the event of an impending collision, it takes precautionary measures, such as closing windows and pretensioning seatbelts.
  • Audi pre sense® front: Utilizes a camera to monitor the road ahead, providing warnings and, if necessary, applying brakes to avoid accidents.
  • Audi side assist: Offers blind spot monitoring to enhance driver awareness.
  • Lane-departure warning: Helps keep the vehicle within the lane through corrective steering interventions.
  • Rear cross-traffic assist: Aids drivers when reversing out of parking spaces, warning of approaching vehicles and applying brakes if necessary.
  • Adaptive cruise assist: Uses radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors for highway driving, maintaining speed and distance from other vehicles.
  • Top view camera system: Combines multiple cameras to provide a 360-degree simulated view for parking and maneuvering in tight spaces.

The IIHS’s rigorous TOP SAFETY PICK+ criteria are based on “good” ratings in various crash tests, including small overlap front tests, moderate overlap front tests, and updated side tests. The vehicle must also achieve at least an “acceptable” rating for standard headlights and an “advanced” rating in vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention tests.


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