The passenger compartment of the Q7 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Audi showed a similar amount of protection could be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in numerous positions.
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Protection of the chest was marginal for both driver and passenger. In the full-width rigid barrier test, chest protection was again marginal for a corner passenger but other critical body areas were well or adequately protected, for both occupants.
In both the medial side barrier test and the pole impact, protection of most critical body areas was good and the Q7 scored maximum points in these tests. Tests on leading seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the case of a rear-end collision.
A geometric assessment of leading seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests of its functionality against other vehicles at the lower speeds, typical of city driving, where many whiplash injuries occur, with collisions avoided in nearly all test scenarios.