Audi A5 range offers a variety of body styles, engines, and trim levels to choose from.
A5 models are especially shapely, with broad shield-like front ends and complex LED headlights.
The A5 Sportback blends sexy style with a dose of practicality, making it an excellent choice.
The interior features a simple, almost spartan dash with a big touchscreen perched up top.
Engine availability depends on the body style, with the base version using a 201-hp turbo-4 engine.
The S5 models offer 349 hp from a boosted V-6, while the RS5 delivers a hefty 444 hp.
All-wheel drive comes standard, and transmissions include either an 8-speed automatic or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Fuel economy varies by engine output and body style, with the thriftiest versions offering an impressive 28 mpg combined.
The A5 range comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and smartphone mirroring, plus an impressive array of standard tech.
Prices start at about $45,000, with the A5 Sportback in 45 TFSI guise being the most tempting option.
Audi’s A5 range offers a vast selection of body styles, engines, and trims that cater to various preferences. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the A5 lineup and compare it with its rivals, the BMW 4-Series and the Lexus IS/RC. 2023 Audi S5 Cabriolet US Version (8W6)
The Audi A5 badge encompasses three models with elegant and athletic designs: the Sportback, coupe, and convertible. Each model has a distinctive look that features complex LED headlights, shapely lines, and pert taillights. The Sportback stands out for its blend of sexy style and practicality, making it our top pick among the three.
Engine availability depends on the body style, with base versions called 40 TFSI using a 201-hp turbo-4. The 45 TFSI offers a 261-hp turbo-4 paired with mild-hybrid tech for better fuel economy. The S5 models pack a boosted V-6 engine that produces 349 hp, while the RS5 delivers a whopping 444 hp. All-wheel drive and either an 8-speed automatic or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic come standard.
Fuel Economy and Handling:
Fuel economy varies depending on the engine output and body style, with the most economical versions delivering an impressive 28 mpg combined. Handling is excellent, with most versions offering a compliant and comfortable ride. RS5 models can be a bit stiff, but that’s expected. We recommend opting for adaptive dampers where available, especially if you choose upsized wheels.
Interior and Technology:
Coupes and convertibles have small interiors and trunks, while the Sportback offers ample cargo space. Inside, the A5 has a simple, almost spartan dash, with a big touchscreen perched on top. The range comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and smartphone mirroring, and the driver-assistance tech is widely available.
Price and Conclusion:
The range starts at around $45,000 but can quickly climb depending on the chosen body style, powertrain, and options. Our top pick is the A5 Sportback in 45 TFSI guise, which provides a style-forward luxury standout starting at $48,000. Despite its aging design, the Audi A5 range remains an excellent choice, with its combination of stunning design, impressive performance, and advanced technology