The Audi Q3 isn’t the sort of car that gets a lot of love from enthusiasts. As a small crossover that doesn’t handle with any real enthusiasm or have any real performance of any kind, it’s barely given a second glance by gear-heads. However, as a real-life car, something that people can use everyday for their daily commute, school runs, grocery trips and/or any other real-life use, the Q3 is a great little car. Which is why customers love it, especially those with young families.
Well, add another feather in its cap for real-life usage, as the 2019 Audi Q3 has just been awarded the IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick+” award.
According to the IIHS, the new Audi Q3 scores “Good” marks, the highest available, in every single category with the exception of its entry-level headlights, which received a “Poor” mark. What’s interesting is that only a few crossovers in the segment that received the same “Top Safety Pick+” award. You’d figure in today’s modern world of cars that almost everything would be super safe. Most of the cars in the segment did receive the slighter less “Top Safety Pick” award but only a handful received that little extra “+”.
Even more interesting still is that the only other premium car in the segment to receive the same top marks was the Volvo XC40, because of course it was. That leaves just those two cars ahead of the BMW X2, Lexus UX and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, though.
So for customer who actually put their money down on cars like the Audi Q3, they’ll be happy to know that their car is safe for their family. The only real knock against its safety is with its standard headlights. However, upgraded LED headlights are available as an option and they received a “Good” mark. So just upgrade to those new headlights and you’ve got yourself one of the safest new vehicles on the market.[Source: IIHS]