2014 Audi Q7 Safety

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Safety

The 2014 Audi Q7 is a stoutly constructed utility vehicle with a reputation for safety and an extensive list of security extras and useful driver aids.

Standard safety equipment on all Q7 models includes: dual front, side and side curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; and stability and traction control. And rear-seat side airbags are an option that's not often found in the U.S.

Even though there's no full suite of test scores for the Audi Q7, its safety set is reassuring enough.

This year Audi has added its 'xenon plus' headlamps to all Q7 models, as well as LED running lamps, and it says that the combination improved visibility.

The rather long list of advanced safety options include a lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot warning system. We've found that the thick roof pillars can limit the view when parking, but overall visibility is quite good.

in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the Q7 has earned top 'Good' ratings for frontal and side tests, but it hasn't been tested or rated in the new, tougher small overlap frontal category.

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