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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
Five stars, front and side impacts; four stars, rollover protection
Top Safety Pick
a rearview camera in the back and proximity sensors all the way around
The Audi Q7 is among the safest SUVs on the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Q7 its highest ratings for front and side impact protection. It also awards the Q7 four stars for rollover resistance. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the Q7 as "good" in front, side, and rear impacts, and calls it a Top Safety Pick.
Dual front, side, and curtain airbags are standard on the Q7, along with anti-lock brakes, as well as stability and roll control. Edmunds reports "seat-mounted side airbags for the second row are optional."
Among the other safety options are a rearview camera, a lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot warning system. Visibility isn't much of an issue in the Q7, though the rear roof pillars can cut down on the view over the shoulder.
The 2010 Audi Q7 earns top safety scores with good crash-test results and plenty of safety equipment.