AUDI A3 2016

The Audi A3 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset crash test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score36.41out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.41out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The Audi A3 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in May 2013. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.

In the frontal offset crash test driver chest protection was acceptable and passenger leg protection was acceptable. All other injury values were good in this test and in the side impact crash test. Head protection in the side pole test was good.

Note: The left-hand-drive European 3 door hatch was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to all Australasian variants, including sedans and 5 door hatches.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) and a driver knee airbag are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.41 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.63 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.78 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. The side airbags performed well.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: Good
Dynamic test: Good

Overall the Audi A3 achieved a GOOD whiplash protection rating.

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Scored 26.59 out of 36 points

Child head impacts: 12.00 points
Adult head impacts: 7.55 points
Upper leg impacts: 1.04 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

Good protection was provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs and the car scored maximum points in this and the area likely to be struck by a child/small adult. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head the protection offered by the bonnet was predominantly marginal and poor, as was the bonnet leading edge where a pedestrians upper leg would impact.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.3 L/100km 123 g/km

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