2021 Audi Q5, Q5 Sportback Earn Top Safety Ratings from IIHS
The 2021 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback have earned the highest honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), its Top Safety Pick+ award. Improved headlight performance was the key to receipt of the safety ratings for the two luxury SUVs.
In 2020, the Q5 failed to collect an IIHS award because the two headlight systems available on the SUV got Marginal ratings. So for 2021, Audi stepped up its headlight game. When you choose Prestige trim, the headlights on the Q5 and new-for-2021 Q5 Sportback models earn a Good rating, while Q5s with Premium and Premium Plus trim have headlights rated Acceptable.
Both ratings qualify all Q5 models for the top IIHS safety rating.