Saturday, January 22, 2022
News Audi Q4 e-tron Receives Five-Star Rating in European Safety Tests

Audi Q4 e-tron Receives Five-Star Rating in European Safety Tests

  • The Q4 e-tron did not perform as well as the Volkswagen ID.4 in two evaluations

  • This is the first safety test for Audi’s new electric vehicle

The Audi Q4 e-tron recently received its first safety results and Audi’s new electric crossover did fairly well.

The Q4 e-tron received a five-star rating in Euro NCAP tests. Specifically, the Q4 e-tron received a score of 93% in the adult safety ratings, 89% for child safety, 66% for the protection of other vulnerable road users and 80% for assistance and active safety.

Despite its overall good result, the two last scores for vulnerable road users and active safety are somewhat puzzling. Especially since the Volkswagen ID.4 evaluated with the same criteria earlier received a score of 76% and 85% for the user protection tests and the active safety rating respectively.

According to the evaluators’ comments, the Q4 e-tron did not adequately protect the pelvis in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, some active safety technologies were missing from the evaluated vehicle, which could explain the lower rating for driver assistance. Audi’s electric vehicle, however, performed well in evaluations of other in-vehicle driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies.

The Audi Q4 e-tron is Audi’s most affordable electric SUV with a starting price of $ 59,950 in Canada (pricing still not confirmed in the US). It is not eligible for Canadian incentives. It shares its platform with the Volkswagen ID.4 and offers around 400 kilometers (250 miles) of range.

Trending Now

All-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia Premieres on January 25th

Toyota teased a new SUV earlier this week, but everyone figured out it was the new Sequoia. The exact reveal time is next...

Tesla is Asking its Fans to Push for More of its Stores in New York

Tesla owns its stores and service facilities Many states have laws preventing an automaker from owning a dealership New York allowed five stores,...

Some Canadian Volkswagen ID.4 Order-Holders Might Not Take Delivery Until Late 2023

Demand is far out-stripping Volkswagen’s initial production plans. The pandemic and chip shortage are not helping. ID.4 Pro models with the Statement packages...

De Tomaso Blames Pandemic, Cancels US Plant in Favour of ‘Ring Works

P72 set to start customer deliveries early 2023 Company blames pandemic delays for cancellation of US plant The return of sports car builder De...

Electric Charging Stations on the Verge to Become More Profitable than Gasoline Stations, according to BP

BP claims its EV charging station are close to making more money for the company than its gas pumps This division of the...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including and as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.