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2019
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2019 Audi A5 Ratings & Reliability
The A5 is based on the A4. In addition to the coupe and convertible versions, the A5 is available as a four-door hatchback called the Sportback. The A5 gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. More potent S5 versions are powered by a 3.0-liter turbo V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. Standard safety equipment includes forward collision warning with city speed automatic braking. We found that the A4 drives well, with nimble handling and a firm yet supple ride, and we expect the A5 to behave similarly. The convertible's soft top can be operated up to 30 mph. Based on our experience with the A4, the controls require a learning curve but prove logical with familiarity. The gear selector, however, is not intuitive to use.
2018
2018 Redesign Year
Audi A5 2018
The 2018 A5 and S5 coupe and convertible have been redesigned. The A5 gets a 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The S5 is powered by a 354-hp, 3.0-liter turbo V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. The Sportback, a four-door hatchback, is also be available. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning with automatic braking.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $27,350 - $37,925 $24,460 - $34,410
2008-2017
2008 Redesign Year
Audi A5 2017
The exceptionally handsome Audi A5 coupes and convertibles have quiet and luxurious cabins with accommodations for four. Although the rear seat is snug, it's one of the best in any convertible. The Audi two-door drives well, demonstrating agile handling and a taut, but compliant suspension system. The A5 initially used a 3.2-liter V6 engine in the base model, while the S5 performance version featured a 4.2-liter V8. A turbocharged four-cylinder arrived in 2010, delivering ample power but sounding raspy. The V6 was dropped in 2013. The eight-speed automatic is super-smooth. The convertible has a shudder-free body structure and is almost devoid of wind buffeting. What's more, the well-insulated soft top can be operated while driving at low speeds. The revised S5 uses a supercharged V6 with a seven-speed automated manual transmission.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $24,300 - $28,800 $21,560 - $25,810
2016 $19,800 - $26,000 $17,185 - $23,035
2015 $17,125 - $24,750 $13,620 - $21,770
2014 $14,800 - $23,175 $11,365 - $20,165
2013 $11,575 - $19,300 $8,350 - $16,450
2012 $10,375 - $17,625 $7,205 - $13,855
2011 $8,825 - $14,425 $5,760 - $10,860
2010 $7,450 - $13,550 $4,460 - $10,010
2009 $9,525 - $10,875 $6,335 - $7,585
2008 $8,325 - $9,150 $5,255 - $6,005