Audi earns two extra High Security Picks for Q3 and A7
The Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security has awarded Audi two extra coveted security awards, giving the 2019 A7 Sportback its High Security Decide nod and the redesigned 2019 Q3 crossover its much-sought-after High Security Decide+ recognition.
Each awards include asterisks, nevertheless: they had been bestowed solely upon fashions outfitted with LED projector headlights, slightly than the usual LED reflectors.
The Q3 and A7 each aced the entire IIHS crashworthiness and prevention assessments, incomes “Good” scores in even the tough passenger-side small overlap check. Their security help methods efficiently prevented collisions at each 12 and 25 mph.
Audi’s Q3 was additionally given a call-out for its notably intuitive LATCH anchors. The IIHS famous that every one three rear seat positions had been simply accessed and utilized, praising their versatility in a number of seating configurations.
2019 Audi A7
Whereas the A7 sedan carried out in addition to the Q3 crossover in the entire collision mitigation and avoidance classes, its customary headlights fared even worse than the Q3’s. The A7 gives three completely different LED headlight configurations—one reflector and two projector.
The bottom LED reflectors acquired a “Marginal” ranking, which makes them a hair higher than the lower-tier LED projectors provided on the step-up Status trim, which had been rated “Poor.” Solely the LED projectors within the higher-end Premium Plus mannequin scored an Acceptable, which is a minimal requirement for High Security Decide consideration.
A High Security Decide award nonetheless elevates the A7 within the pretty lofty firm of Volvo’s S90 sedan, however each fall wanting the Mercedes-Benz E-Class; BMW 5 Collection; Genesis G70, G80 and G90; Lincoln Continental and even Audi’s personal A6. The A3 beats out the BMW X2 and Lexus UX and shares the rostrum with Volvo’s XC40.