The 2014 and 2015 Audi allroad received 5-Star overall crash safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The results are the highest crash test ratings awarded by NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program.
To achieve the 5-Star rating, vehicles must provide the highest amount of crash protection and rollover safety beyond what is required by federal law. For those not intricately familiar, NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of one to five stars, one being the lowest rating and five being the highest.
“Audi is fully committed to producing vehicles that provide performance and luxury without sacrificing safety,” said Filip Brabec, Director, Product Planning, Audi of America. “This is reflected by the NHTSA’s 5-Star crash safety rating for the 2014 and 2015 allroad and the customers who return to the Audi brand for safe and reliable vehicles.”
Known simply as the allroad in North America, the vehicle known as the A4 allroad in Audi’s home market of Germany and the greater market of Europe. It combines functional practicality with premium off road design and quattro all-wheel drive to enable driving in diverse conditions a breeze, with the Volvo XC70 and Euro-market Passat alltrack being the closest competitors.
The 2015 allroad received numerous enhancements, include standard Xenon headlights and LED taillights, as well as three-zone climate control and a power tailgate. The allroad features an anti-lock brake system and hydraulic brake assist, which automatically senses emergency braking and applies maximum available power boost to help reduce overall stopping distance. In addition, available safety features include Audi side assist, which helps monitor blind spot areas as well as fast-approaching vehicles at a range of about 150 feet (45 meters) to the rear of the car, and Audi adaptive cruise control, which uses long-range radar to measure the distance to the vehicle ahead and apply the brakes as necessary.