The Audi RS7 has not been subjected to comprehensive crash testing by the NHTSA, but a partial rating based on results sourced from the A7's test affords it a five-star result for side-impact collisions. The A7 was also awarded a Top Safety Pick+ badge by the IIHS and carries exemplary safety scores - top reviews of Good in all crashworthiness categories tested. Based on these results from authorities in the USA, the RS7 should be just as safe.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Safety is just as crucial as speed in the new Audi RS7. Fitted as standard to ensure the well-being of the driver and passengers is a dual-airbag setup that is supported by knee, side, and rear passenger-side airbags.
Audi pre sense integrates a post-crash protocol that tightens the front safety belts, closes all the windows and sunroof, and engages braking assistance or full emergency braking depending on the situation. Lane departure warning ensures that you don't drift away from your path while a surround-view camera system with a Virtual 360-degree view, supplemented by front and rear parking sensors and cameras, alleviates tensions in tight parking spaces. Cruise control is standard.
Safety-related options and packages are available to customers who want the most secure RS7 experience. The $2,250 Driver Assistance package will add the brand's adaptive cruise control with lane guidance, traffic sign recognition, pre-sense for the rear, side assist with rear cross traffic assist, and intersection assist. Those who frequent dark country roads can select the night vision assistant with large animal and pedestrian detection for $2,500. If you're not a fan of taking your eyes off the road, Audi's head-up display is available via the $2,750 Executive package.
|Audi RS7 Trims||4.0 TFSI quattro|
|Rear Parking Aid||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O|
|Lane Departure Warning||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
At the time of writing, the 2023 Audi RS7 had not been recalled for any issues. One recall was issued for the 2022 model, but at the time of writing, the details were not available on the NHTSA's website. Unfortunately, the 2021 model was recalled a worrying eight times. Issues affecting this model were a misaligned rear axle, a seat belt locking retractor malfunction, an engine cylinder bore surface that could develop cracks, rear axle lock nuts that could break, a passenger airbag that could potentially deploy incorrectly, a faulty rearview camera display, an inaccurate fuel gauge, and a faulty side impact crash sensor in the doors. That's quite a wide array of issues for one model.
For your peace of mind, Audi sells the RS7 with a conclusive four-year/50,000-mile basic and powertrain warranty. Roadside assistance in the US runs for four years regardless of the miles covered.