The IIHS has announced that the Audi Q7 for has been awarded a 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award and is the sixth Audi model to receive the coveted 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.
In order to achieve a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a vehicle must achieve acceptable or good rated headlights for all available headlight options. The Q7 receives an acceptable or good headlight rating for all three available lighting options for vehicles built after February 1, 2023.
The models that receive the IIHS 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award include:
• 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
Audi remains a leader in advanced lighting technology, as the Q7 offers the latest HD Matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light as an available option for the Prestige trim. An identifying characteristic of the laser headlights is their blue light signature in the headlight housing. The laser beam pattern, which is active at speeds of 40 mph and above (when conditions permit), supplements the LED high beam and greatly enhances visibility for the driver by projecting a low and wide beam of light on the road ahead.
The standard front crash prevention system supplied with all trims earns a superior rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation and an advanced rating in the nighttime test.
The Audi Q7 models offer a full suite of standard and available driver assistance features including:
- In the case of an impending collision, standard Audi pre sense® basic can intervene to help prepare the vehicle for impact. This process includes beginning to close the side windows and panoramic sunroof, and pretensioning the front safety belts.
- Standard Audi pre sense® front uses a camera to monitor the area in front of the vehicle and provides visual and acoustic warnings to help alert the driver to potentially hazardous situations. If necessary, the car starts to apply brakes and is able to bring the vehicle to a full stop within system limits. At speeds below 25 mph, it can help prevent accidents within the system limits, and below 52 mph the vehicle will react to pedestrians under system limits.
- Standard Audi side assist provides blind spot monitoring via LED indicators on the exterior mirror housings at speeds above 9 mph.
- Standard lane-departure warning helps to keep the driver within the driving lane through corrective steering intervention and wheel vibration, at speeds above 40 mph.
- Standard Rear cross-traffic assist (as part of Audi side assist) supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking space. Indicator arrows in the MMI® display can help inform the driver of approaching vehicles and, in critical situations, a warning tone and brake jolt can be applied, prompting the driver to stop the vehicle.
- Available Adaptive cruise assist helps accelerate, brake and maintain speed and distance. The system uses radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors to continuously monitor the environment and help assist with highway driving.
- Available Top view camera system uses front, rear and side-view cameras that allow the MMI system to stitch them together to display a simulated 360-degree view of the space around the vehicle for parking and narrow-spaces.
2023 IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK+” is based on “good” ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front tests, original moderate overlap front test, and the updated side test, plus no less than an “acceptable” rating for standard headlights, and no less than an “advanced” rating for both vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention tests. For vehicle test details visit www.iihs.org.