The 2019 Audi e-tron is the first all-battery electric vehicle to be awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award! The ‘Top Safety Pick+’ is the highest safety rating from the IIHS organization, which is a tremendous honor. This award makes the 2019 Audi e-tron the safest electric vehicle on the market today, beating out vehicles like the Tesla Model S, Jaguar I-PACE, and BMW i3. You can explore the Audi e-torn today at Audi Queens, as we have the 2019 Audi e-tron in stock now! Let’s take a closer look at what makes this fully electric SUV so deserving of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.

What is IIHS?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an industry-wide standard for automobile safety. Organized as a nonprofit in 1959, the IIHS is dedicated to reducing automobile crash fatalities by providing a benchmark for vehicle safety. On the IIHS rating scale, “Good” is the highest score possible, followed by “Acceptable”, “Marginal”, and “Poor”. In order for a car to win the annual Top Safety Pick+ safety award, the organization's highest safety rating, it must score a "good" for crashworthiness in a number of categories including Small Overlap Front (Driver Side), Small Overlap Front (Passenger Side), Moderate Overlap Front, Side, Roof Strength, Head Restraints and Seats. It also must receive an advanced or superior rating for front crash avoidance, and a "good" or higher rating for headlights. 

Breaking Down the 2019 Audi e-tron's Safety Ratings

The Audi e-tron earned the top "good" rating in ALL crash-worthiness categories. Visit the IIHS website for the full crash test summary and videos of the 2019 Audi e-tron crash tests. For the category of high-tech crash avoidance system, Audi earned the top "superior" rating possible for its Audi Pre Sense Front system, a high-tech system that comes standard. 

The Audi Pre Sense system includes automatic emergency braking combined with a front-mounted camera which allows the e-tron to brake at speeds of 52 mph if pedestrians or bicyclists are detected. The Audi e-tron also comes with standard Audi pre sense basic, which prepares the vehicle for a potential collision by partially closing all side windows, the sunroof, and tightening seat belts.

Being an industry leader in overall safety and safety technology is nothing new for Audi. Not only has the Audi e-tron won the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for 2019 but so have other Audi models. The 2019 Audi A3, A4, A6, and Audi Q8 also achieved perfect scores! 

Come See the 2019 Audi e-tron Today!

We have the 2019 Audi e-tron in stock right now! You can reserve your own Audi e-tron on our website or view the ones we currently have in inventory. If you're ready for the safest fully-electric vehicle on the market, fill out a contact form today or schedule a test drive today. Give us a call today at 855-802-4536 to speak with one of our Audi Brand Specialists. We look forward to showing you everything the Audi e-tron has to offer, or helping you find the perfect Audi model. We invite you to come visit our showroom at 30-35 College Point Blvd in Flushing, NY and view our collection of new Audi models and pre-owned Audi models. Come experience the Audi Queens Difference today!

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