When looking to establish a consistent commute on the roadways, it’s important to consider the safety ratings of a vehicle to help protect yourself as well as friends and family. Audi technicians and specialists have gone to work, researching and engineering features and systems that develop the safest driving experience possible. Being recognized for the strides forward and dedication towards safety, the 2019 Audi Q3 was named IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and the 2019 A7 received a Top Safety Pick status, both achieving impressive marks in their respective class.
The impressive level of safety with the Audi vehicles starts with the core structure; the Q3 is constructed from steel components. The steel is hot-shaped during formation, allowing for a high-strength rigidity that achieves a lightweight fixture for enhanced performance while not sacrificing any durability. Both the A7 and Q3 models excelled in crash tests conducted by the IIHS, earning top “Good” ratings in each of the six performance evaluations. On top of the structure, the Q3 received “Good” headlight and passenger-side small overlap ratings, thanks to the structure and inclusion of full LED projector headlights. The headlights especially provide enhanced visibility, making sure to give the driver as much information as possible to be able to react in time to mitigate a collision.
These 2019 Audi models, as well as upcoming 2020 models, says Audi Gainesville, Ocala, FL, feature the best in terms of driver-assist features. We see an Audi pre sense basic system work its way in to help detect, and protect the passengers if it detects an oncoming collision. The pre sense basic works to pre-emptively close windows and the sunroof as well as activate seatbelt pretensioners to prepare for a collision. Audi vehicles also can employ an advanced top-view camera system to help maneuver and position the vehicle during parking. The 2019 Q3 also can come toting a full park steering assist system, that when activated takes control of steering functions during parking while the driver remains in control of the gas and brake to aptly handle parallel and perpendicular parking.
Stocked with the latest technology, the Q3 shows its merit by earning the Top Safety Pick+ ranking with “superior” ratings for Front Crash Prevention examinations. Working with the driver is Audi’s pre sense front and side assist technologies, that utilize sensors in the front, side, and rear of the vehicle to detect nearby objects and potential hazards and supply visual as well as audio warnings to help avoid a potential accident. The rear cross-traffic assist system further enhances the safety while exiting a parking space, with visual indicators that alert the driver if there is an oncoming vehicle and in dire circumstances, can autonomously activate the brakes. Audi also brings in an advanced adaptive cruise control system that adjusts speed based on a set distance based on the vehicle in front that also includes stop & go technology, allowing for braking and accelerating between speeds of 0 and 95 mph.
The 2019 Q3 and A7 are top-tier vehicles, each showing Audi’s mission to incorporate in the latest technology into the vehicles’ systems for top-tier performance and safety. With next-generation driver-assist features and engineered systems, it is no surprise that the Q3 and A7 each received top safety marks. If you are interested in trying out one of these top-rated vehicles, reach out to your local Audi dealer today and schedule a test drive!