Another New Audi SUV Earns Top Honors for Safety from the IIHS

In search of a luxury SUV with sterling safety credentials? The latest Audi Q8 just became one of the more recent mid-size Audi crossovers to earn the status of 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When equipped with standard Audi pre sense front driver-assistance and HD Matrix-design LED lighting, it takes home both the authority's highest "Good" rating in all areas tested for crashworthiness and a "Superior" front crash prevention rating. So, what is Audi pre sense front?

It's a proactive safety system that uses radar sensor data and, in some cases, that from the front camera to determine how probable a collision is. If an accident's imminent, the system delivers visual, acoustic, and tactile warnings, urging the driver to act. If necessary, it can provide braking help to reduce speed, in serious cases, dropping full brake force to avoid it altogether. The system can even act to protect: you and your fellow riders, activating hazard warning lights, pre-tensioning seat belts, optimizing seat position, and closing both windows and, if applicable, the SUV's panoramic glass sunroof.

Of course, the new 2019 Q8 offers plenty of other leading-edge safety features, too, depending on trim. They include:

  • Audi pre sense basic and rear
  • Audi side assistance
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Audi adaptive cruise assist, which can help you navigate traffic jams, intersections, and turns
  • Audi active lane assistance, which incorporates an emergency assist feature
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • A vehicle exit warning system, and more

Explore our extensive new Q8 inventory here at Audi Temecula, and you'll see the luxury crossover's also more than just the sum of its active safety features. The best way to experience it, however, is firsthand. Give us a call here at 40955 Temecula Center Drive today -- we'll be glad to schedule you for some time behind the wheel.