Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Audi Q3 2011

2.0 diesel , 5 door SUV

Test Date: Oct 2011

Audi Q3 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 85%
Pedestrian 52%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Audi showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. In the side barrier test, the Q3 scored maximum points, all body areas being well protected. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body areas was good. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The dangers of using a rearward facing restraint without disabling the passenger airbag in that position are clearly explained in a permanently attached label. A switch is available as an option, and can be retro-fitted by an Audi dealer, which allows the passenger airbag to be disabled so that a rearward -facing child restraint can be used in that seating position. However, as the switch is not standard equipment on any model, it did not qualify for assessment by Euro NCAP.

Pedestrian

The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested and scored no points. In those areas likely to be struck by a child's head, protection was predominantly good but was poor in most areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not available for the Q3.

applies to all Q3s of the specification tested