Audi has done a great job of making the e-tron SUV safe for you and your family. Safety reviews from the NHTSA resulted in a full five-star overall rating, and full marks for all other evaluations barring frontal crash, where it scored just four stars.
Over at the IIHS, the latest review of the Audi e-tron returned the highest scores, with a Top Safety Pick+ award for 2022 models.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Standard safety features on the e-tron include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and vehicle-exit warning, lane-departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, collision detection and preparation along with automatic emergency braking, and an airbag suite that includes frontal, front-side, and overhead airbags. Rear-side airbags cost extra on all trims except the Chronos Edition, which has them as standard. Available upgrades as one progresses through the trim levels include Matrix-design headlights, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, intersection assist, and a head-up display.
|Audi e-tron Trims||Premium quattro||Chronos quattro||Premium Plus quattro|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
Thus far, the 2023, is recall-free, but the 2022 e-tron has been recalled twice, both for issues pertaining to the review camera display. The 2021 model was recalled six times - twice for the issues mentioned on 2022 models, and the rest pertaining to such things as a glove box that might interfere with the deployment of the passenger's knee airbag, the separation of a rotor shaft that may cause a loss of stability control and/or ABS functionality, a loss of ABS due to corrosion in the brake booster, and a malfunctioning seat-belt locking retractor.
Beyond its good build quality, you can also rely on Audi's limited and powertrain warranties that provide coverage for four years/50,000 miles while there is also an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty. Audi's 24-hour roadside assistance runs for the first four years of ownership.