AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi’s Q7 flagship SUV has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) award for Top Safety Pick. The Q7 obtained this honor by rating “good” in three crash test areas: side impact, offset frontal, and rear impact seat collisions. The Q7 also has standard stability control, a must in order to receive the award, according to

The Q7 backs up this reputation for safety with Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive, which is available on all of the Q7 variants. Along with this system, the Q7 also features blind spot protection with side assist. This safety feature works by monitoring the lanes on both sides of the vehicle followed by a bright flashing LED signal on the side view mirror, which serves as a warning to the driver if there is a car in his or her blind spot.