The 2021 Audi A5 criminally undersells alone by sharing a title with a measurement for printer paper. 

The A5 is a coupe, convertible, or five-door hatchback that seems terrific. It is a blank canvas for character and general performance, which is the only point the A5 has in frequent with plain paper. 

This calendar year, it receives a gentle ability update for types outfitted with a turbo-4, and the A5 Sportback (the hatchback, in Audi-talk) is additional affordable with a decrease-priced variation. 

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The A5 assortment receives a seven. TCC Rating that steers toward the A5 Sportback, which is additional well-known with purchasers. (Read through additional about how we fee cars.)

Like last calendar year, the A5 is out there in High quality, High quality In addition, and Prestige trim stages. The A5 Sportback forty TFSI is the most affordable and expenditures $42,795 to start off, like vacation spot. The forty TFSI is a decrease-ability turbo-4, as opposed to the rest of the lineup. The punchier A5 forty five TFSI is out there in all a few body types the coupe and hatchback price the exact same, and the convertible expenditures $six,four hundred additional. The S5 is hotter and more quickly than the A5 and is offered in all a few body types for additional than $53,000 to start off. Scorching RS5s are on the way, but we haven’t but listened to about individuals. 

The A5 is linked to the A4 but drapes slinkier traces all around the exact same mechanics. The A5 Sportback is the looker of the bunch, but there’s barely a terrible angle to be observed. 

The A5 Sportback forty TFSI is run by a 201-horsepower turbo-4 that is new this calendar year. The A5 forty five TFSI works by using an uprated 261-hp turbo-4 with a small additional ability than last year’s variation, and it provides gentle-hybrid tech that could reduce fuel intake at decrease speeds. 

At superior speeds, the 349-hp S5 is a pleasure. Okay, Okay, we suppose regular speeds are pleasurable, also. 

The A5 Sportback matches up to five, with about 22 cubic feet of cargo house less than the hatch, which rivals some SUVs. The coupe and convertible only have seatbelts for four, but you are going to want to acquire fewer than that: the house in the rear is restricted and cargo house is even tighter.

The A5’s crash-exam scores are fantastic, and each product comes outfitted with automated emergency braking. Blind-place monitors are outfitted on additional trim stages this calendar year, and they are required, specifically for the Sportback’s sloping roofline and the coupe’s chunky rear roof pilars. Audi also has additional highly developed driver-assist characteristics that can assistance retain the car or truck centered in its lane on extensive commutes on High quality In addition and Prestige types. 

Every single A5 receives leather-based upholstery, a ten.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (Apple’s technique can run wirelessly, also), 18-inch wheels, ability-adjustable entrance seats, and a moonroof—unless it’s a convertible then, well, you know. 

Invest up characteristics involve additional ability and dealing with hardware, even bigger wheels, a electronic instrument exhibit, and exterior accents.