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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good" rating in front and side tests
A wealth of safety technologies is standard on the A3
With a solid roster of safety equipment and only positive crash-test results, the 2010 Audi A3 promises to be among the safest compact hatchbacks or wagons.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2010 Audi A3 achieves top "good" results in frontal offset, side, and rear impact tests. The IIHS also calls the Audi A3 a Top Safety Pick for 2009 because of its top crash-test performance and standard electronic stability control.
Kelley Blue Book reports an "electronic stability program (ESP), front seats with active head restraints, remote keyless locking, front and side airbags for driver and front passenger and the Sideguard airbag system” are part of the long list of standard safety features.
With good marks in occupant protection and all the expected equipment, safety is one reason to move the 2010 Audi A3 toward the top of the list.