The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced the recent Top Safety Picks for 2021. Many new Audi models earned this distinction and the most prestigious Top Safety Pick+ award. Not every vehicle can qualify as a Top Safety Pick, and fewer still qualify for the Top Safety Pick+. Eight Audi models received these achievements: Audi A6, A6 Allroad, A7, e-tron, e-tron Sportback, A4, A5 Sportback, and Q8. You will find all of these top safety picks here at Audi Eatontown.

How to Become a Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+

To qualify as a Top Safety Pick for IIHS, a vehicle must demonstrate effective crash protection in several categories. IIHS crashworthiness tests include small front overlap driver's side and small front overlap passengers side. These crash tests also gauge for roof strength, headlight effectiveness, and head restraint effectiveness. A Top Safety Pick receives the highest "Good" ratings in all crashworthiness categories, with either Acceptable or Good headlights. Top Safety Pick winners must also score an "Advanced" or "Superior" rating in front crash prevention. Front crash prevention gets rated on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-passenger crash tests.

As a Top Safety Pick+, the vehicle must score high in all crashworthiness categories with Advanced crash prevention ratings. With Top Safety Picks, "Good" or "Acceptable" headlights must at least come available. A Top Safety Pick+ must have Good or Acceptable headlights as a standard feature.

What Makes Audi Models Top Safety Picks

Audi is an innovator when it comes to semi-autonomous driver-assist safety features. All of these Top Safety Pick winners offer standard driver-assist apps like Audio pre sense® basic and pre sense® city. These apps prepare vehicles for impact by applying brakes, pre-tensioning safety belts, and closing side windows. This Audi picks also feature side assist and lane-departure warning, which keeps you alerted to highways' unseen hazards. All come standard with LED headlights, and most offer high beam assist for increased illumination.

2021 Audi Top Safety Pick Winners

  • Audi A4
  • Audi A5 Sportback
  • Audi Q8

2021 Audi Top Safety Pick+ Winners

  • Audi A6
  • Audi A6 allroad
  • Audi A7
  • Audi e-tron
  • Audi e-tron Sportback

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Want to learn more about these and other new Audi models we offer? Contact Audi Eatontown today for more information on our top safety picks or to schedule a test drive. We hope to hear from you soon!