The US highway safety authority National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Audi Q7 its top rating of five stars for two separate tests. The NHTSA has awarded the same model four stars for rollover safety, the best score of any SUV. This result distinguishes the Audi Q7 as one of the safest vehicles in its category in the opinion of the US safety experts.

The performance SUV built by the brand with the four rings was put through two high-load crash
tests by the NHTSA: a frontal collision at 35 mph (56 km/h), and a side-on collision through a mobile barrier moving at a speed of 38.5 mph (62 km/h).

The tough test requirements of the NHTSA are even more demanding than the legal requirements in the US. The values recorded by the testers for both the driver and the front passenger of the Audi Q7 in frontal and side-on collisions nevertheless satisfy the criteria for a 5-star rating in every respect.

The Audi Q7 also boasts exemplary standards of active safety. It is equipped with the latest-generation ESP with brake assist, hill-start assist and rollover stabilisation as standard. The lane-changing monitor Audi side assist and the latest generation of adaptive cruise control, Audi cruise control with braking guard, which slows the Audi Q7 right down to a standstill if need be, are also available.

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