The 2017 Audi Q7 has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2016 Top Safety Pick+.
The all-new SUV earned good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests and a superior rating for front crash prevention. To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on its performance in five crash tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. In addition, IIHS also evaluates a vehicle’s crash avoidance and mitigation technology that can help prevent a crash or lessen its severity. For those tests, IIHS assigns vehicles ratings of basic, advanced or superior, based on the type of system and its performance in track tests.
Powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI engine, the 2017 Audi Q7 features 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque with seating for up to seven standard. Standard on the model is Audi pre sense city with automatic emergency braking. The system can detect moving and stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians at speeds of up to 52 mph. When a potential collision is detected, the system will initiate braking automatically.
“This year’s Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2017 Q7 represents our brand’s longstanding commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the market,” said Audi of America president, Scott Keogh. “The Q7 demonstrates our leadership in many of the advanced driver assistance systems today that will form the future of piloted driving tomorrow.”