The Audi Q3 has been rated best in class in the ‘Small Off-Road 4x4’ category by the European consumer protection initiative Euro NCAP.
The Q3 received five stars – the highest possible score – for passive crash safety.
Testers assessed the Q3 for its adult occupant protection in a frontal or side collision, child safety and pedestrian protection, and returned a top rating of five stars. Euro NCAP considers, among other things, the fasten seatbelt reminder for the front and in particular the rear seat passengers – systems that the Audi Q3 comes with as standard. It also takes into account the specially-designed front end that helps to mitigate the consequences of a collision and offers greater pedestrian protection.
The Audi A6 has also earned a five-star rating in its Euro NCAP test, placing it among the safest cars in its class for adult occupant protection in a frontal or side collision and the child safety and pedestrian protection.
Euro NCAP tested 53 cars for safety last year across four categories: Adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and driver assistance systems. Both the Audi Q3 and the Audi A6 achieved outstanding results in these categories.