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2015 Audi Q5 Crossover Earns Top Safety Pick + Award

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/15/2015 Kelly Pleskot

Thanks to its strong performance in the small overlap test, the 2015 Audi Q5 earned a Top Safety Pick + rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The award applies to models produced after January 2015 and equipped with special front crash prevention technology.

Unlike in previous years, the IIHS recorded small overlap crash test results for the Q5 this year. The crossover received a top score of "Good" in this category and in all other categories, including moderate front overlap crashes, side crashes, roof strength tests, and head restraint and seat evaluations. Like the 2014 Q5, the new model also earns an Advanced rating in front crash prevention thanks to the optional Driver Assistance package. This package includes low-speed auto brake technology, forward collision alert technology, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, and Audi dynamic steering. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

The Audi Q5 joins the 2015 Acura MDX, 2015 Lexus NX, 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and 2015 Volvo XC60 by earning Top Safety Pick + status. All of these models have earned "Good" scores in the small overlap test, as well as Advanced or Superior ratings in front crash prevention technology.

2015 Audi Q5 Crossover Earns Top Safety Pick + Award

The new 2015 Audi Q5 goes on sale in June with few changes from the previous model year. Audi Connect is now part of the Navigation Plus package, and new standard features on the model include a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and panoramic sunroof.

UPDATE: Audi previously incorrectly listed the model year of the Q5 as 2016. The crossover that earned the TSP+ distinction was actually a 2015 Audi Q5.

Source: IIHS, Audi

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