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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
Top Safety Pick
Five stars for frontal and side impacts
The field of view is commanding
Audi’s 2009 Q5 crossover earns five stars in all ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) names it a Top Safety Pick.
“The field of view is commanding,” says Edmunds, “obstructed only by the outside rearview mirrors.”
Safety features abound on the Q5. ConsumerGuide lists “ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front and rear side airbags” as available safety options.
“I particularly loved the rearview camera in the Q5,” says the MotherProof reviewer. “Not only does it have a great image, but it superimposes guide lines on the image to show your current path of travel. Never has it been so easy to tell if you are going to make it into that tight parking spot.”
The 2009 Audi Q5 ranks among the best SUVs for crash safety.