Seven Audi models meet tougher, updated IIHS criteria to earn coveted 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK awards
Audi has earned seven 2023 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK awards, including five models that garnered the organization’s highest TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicle rating. The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron is the latest model to receive the industry’s coveted safety acknowledgment, joining all of Audi’s fully electric SUVs in securing the highest 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating based on crashworthiness, as well as other factors such as crash avoidance and lighting technology.
“Customer safety is a top priority at Audi,” said Daniel Weissland, President of Audi of America. “We are proud to see Audi’s efforts in safety-enhancing technology continue to earn the accolades of independent industry organizations, with our engineers constantly striving to develop vehicles that achieve ever more challenging safety benchmarks.”
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced a strengthening of its award requirements in February 2023, including an updated side crash test that involves 82 percent more energy than the original test, along with a new nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test.
The models to receive the IIHS 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award include:
- 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
The models to receive the 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK award include:
- 2023 Audi Q5
- 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback
To qualify for either IIHS award in 2023, a vehicle must now earn good ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small front overlap and original moderate overlap front collision tests, and come equipped with acceptable or good headlights across all trims. For TOP SAFETY PICK, an acceptable or good rating in the updated side test is required, and a front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation must be available. For TOP SAFETY PICK+, a good rating in the updated side impact test as well as advanced or superior ratings in both the daytime and nighttime pedestrian tests are necessary.
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