Like most of the luxury cars on our list that received Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that ranking only applies to the midsize Audi A6 sedan when it’s fitted with "Good" rated high-performance headlights. In this case those are LED projector headlights with a high-beam assist feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on whether other vehicles are present.

These LED units are included on the A6 Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. The system included with the Premium version is only rated Marginal. The A6’s standard Audi Pre-Sense Front auto-braking system gets a top Superior rating for being able to avoid a crash at speeds of 12 and 25 mph.