The 2021 Audi A5 criminally undersells by itself by sharing a name with a dimension for printer paper.
The A5 is a coupe, convertible, or five-doorway hatchback that looks terrific. It’s a blank canvas for persona and performance, which is the only matter the A5 has in common with basic paper.
This yr, it gets a mild ability enhance for models equipped with a turbo-four, and the A5 Sportback (the hatchback, in Audi-talk) is far more very affordable with a reduce-priced version.
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The A5 assortment gets a seven. TCC Ranking that steers towards the A5 Sportback, which is far more well-liked with prospective buyers. (Go through far more about how we rate cars.)
Like past yr, the A5 is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim amounts. The A5 Sportback forty TFSI is the most very affordable and expenses $42,795 to start off, like location. The forty TFSI is a reduce-ability turbo-four, in contrast to the relaxation of the lineup. The punchier A5 forty five TFSI is offered in all a few overall body variations the coupe and hatchback value the same, and the convertible expenses $six,400 far more. The S5 is hotter and quicker than the A5 and is made available in all a few overall body variations for far more than $fifty three,000 to start off. Scorching RS5s are on the way, but we haven’t still read about those people.
The A5 is relevant to the A4 but drapes slinkier traces all over the same mechanics. The A5 Sportback is the looker of the bunch, but there is rarely a negative angle to be observed.
The A5 Sportback forty TFSI is powered by a 201-horsepower turbo-four that is new this yr. The A5 forty five TFSI makes use of an uprated 261-hp turbo-four with a little far more ability than past year’s version, and it provides mild-hybrid tech that could lower gas use at reduce speeds.
At large speeds, the 349-hp S5 is a joy. Okay, Okay, we suppose usual speeds are pleasurable, as well.
The A5 Sportback fits up to five, with about 22 cubic ft of cargo area under the hatch, which rivals some SUVs. The coupe and convertible only have seatbelts for four, but you are going to want to just take much less than that: the area in the rear is tight and cargo area is even tighter.
The A5’s crash-exam scores are fantastic, and every model arrives equipped with automated emergency braking. Blind-spot displays are equipped on far more trim amounts this yr, and they’re essential, specifically for the Sportback’s sloping roofline and the coupe’s chunky rear roof pilars. Audi also has added innovative driver-aid characteristics that can enable maintain the car centered in its lane on lengthy commutes on Premium Plus and Prestige models.
Each A5 gets leather upholstery, a ten.one-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (Apple’s method can run wirelessly, as well), eighteen-inch wheels, ability-adjustable front seats, and a moonroof—unless it is a convertible then, perfectly, you know.
Shell out up characteristics incorporate far more ability and dealing with components, larger wheels, a digital instrument display, and exterior accents.