The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced its test results for the 2022 and 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron. Both electric SUVs have earned the Institute’s highest safety rating – Top Safety Pick+.
To earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in six IIHS crash tests, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests. The vehicle must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Lastly to receive the higher rating all of the vehicle’s headlights have to be rated as good or acceptable.
The Q4 e-tron has received the same award as the e-tron and e-tron Sportback EVs.