Now Audi is back to try again. Every Q5 made for the US market after January 2015 has a reinforced frontal structure and occupant construction. This and the available Driver Assistance package are what got Audi the maximum score.
Earlier this week, the IIHS revealed its findings on several other SUVs. Their best performer was the 2015 Nissan Murano while Dodge Journey earned a frighteningly poor rating. Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee and Hyundai Santa Fe models obtained marginal ratings in this test.
"The chief problem is a structure that collapses, which in some cases defeats the airbag's ability to protect the driver's head," said David Zuby, IIHS executive director.
After watching the Q5 crash test, we strongly recommend checking out the second video, an overview of the IIHS results. It should give you a better understanding of the risks you are subjecting yourself to by buying a structurally weak car. About one in every four deaths in new cars happen in small overlap crash scenarios.