At last the A3 from Audi can confirm it’s a Top Safety Pick+.
A correct rating from the IIHS can be earned with the help of 2 headlamp options for the compact high-end vehicle. This will raise the unit from a Top Safety Pick to a Top Safety Pick + award winner. The model features a regular superior-rated front crush prevention set-up. However, the LED headlamps on the Prestige trim and the optional LED lighting pack on the Premium Plus trim were able to help the vehicle to receive the highest honours from IIHS.
The HID lights that are available on the Premium and the Premium Plus trim (the lowest-level ones) without the LED lighting do not work for the rating.
In order to get this year’s Top Safety Pick award from IIHS, a car must have good ratings in 5 crashworthiness tests. They spread on moderate overlap front, side, head restraints, small overlap front and roof strength. Front crush prevention should also earn an advanced or superior rating.