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Audi A5

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Audi A5 2018 coupe
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Owner Satisfaction
The new 2018 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 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. More powerful S5 versions are powered by a 354-hp, 3.0-liter turbo V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision warning with 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.
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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 N/A N/A
2016 $26,425 - $41,350 $22,595 - $36,780
2015 $23,575 - $47,450 $19,775 - $41,925
2014 $19,850 - $44,125 $16,170 - $38,910
2013 $15,300 - $38,725 $11,815 - $33,890
2012 $13,325 - $22,175 $9,945 - $18,210
2011 $10,575 - $18,775 $7,400 - $14,965
2010 $9,650 - $16,775 $6,540 - $13,065
2009 $10,925 - $13,775 $7,670 - $10,270
2008 $9,750 - $12,300 $6,555 - $8,900