The US NCAP has awarded the Audi A3 Sedan and S3 Sedan with a five-star crash rating. This is an overall rating for the highest crash safety which makes both cars among the safest vehicles in their class. The duo was put through intensive front, side and rollover tests while the force of impact to various body areas was measured through the use of crash test dummies to determine an accurate rating.
Needless to say, the five-star rating is awarded only to the vehicles that manage to offer the greatest amount of crash protection and rollover safety that exceeds the requirements established by the federal law in United States so the Audi A3 and S3 are great choices for those who are in the market for a safe compact car.
In related news, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron was awarded with a five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP which makes Audi’s first series production plug-in hybrid among the safest cars in its class on sale today.
It should be mentioned that the Euro NCAP tests are now significantly more rigorous than before so earning a five-star rating is considerably more difficult compared to a couple of years ago. In other words, a recently tested five-star car is now much safer than a five-star car from a couple of years ago, all for the purpose of increasing the overall protection to those inside the car in the unfortunate event of an accident.