Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Audi Q5 2009

2.0TDi 'Steppe' , 5 door SUV

Test Date: May 2009

Audi Q5 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 92%
Child Occupant 84%
Pedestrian 32%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
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 test, the screen pillar moving rearwards only 3mm. Adapative airbags and seatbelts tailor the timing and the degree of restraint to suit the size of the occupant and the severity of the impact. Protection of the passenger was good for all parts of the body. For the driver, the steering column presented a risk of injury to femurs. The car scored maximum points for its performance in the side barrier test with good protection of all body regions. In the side pole test, chest protection was marginal. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear.


The bonnet offered poor protection in most areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head. Similarly, protection offered by the front edge of the bonnet to pedestrian's legs was poor. Only the bumper scored maximum points, offering good protection.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Q5 as is a seatbelt reminder system for the front seating positions.

This rating applies to all variants of the Q5