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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 2010 Q5 crossover is among the safest vehicles in its class.
The Q5 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.
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. Audi also offers a handful of options, including side airbags for the rear seats and a rearview camera, which wows the MotherProof crew: "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."
Even without the camera, visibility in the Q5 is "commanding," says Edmunds, "obstructed only by the outside rearview mirrors."
The 2010 Audi Q5 ranks among the best SUVs for crash safety, and its tall glass areas provide good outward visibility.