(4.7) 3 reviews
MSRP: $9,688$18,916
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 265-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2008 Audi A5

Our Take on the 2008 Audi A5

Our Take

Are coupes back in vogue? Audi would have you think so. The all-new A5 and its performance twin, the S5, are aimed straight for their fellow two-door heartthrobs: the BMW 3 Series coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Like its Deutschland competitors, the A5 seats four and draws power from a high-te... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some confusing controls
  • Polarizing looks

Notable Features

  • All-new for 2008
  • 265-hp V-6


Our Expert Reviews

It was a midnight run. The road was clear. The moon was bright. Unseasonably cold winds whipped a late March night. I listened to the engine of the 2008 Audi A5 3.2 Quattro coupe and thought about end times -- not in the apocalyptic sense, but denouement in the manner of the closing of an era. Decades ago, when I began covering the automobile industry, drunk on cheap gasoline and high on horsep... Read full review for the 2008 Audi A 5

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 3 reviews

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Best sports car for the money

by Smitty from Charlotte, NC on June 19, 2008

I recently trade in my BWM 525I and purchased the A5 and i must say it has not disappointed me. The exterior of the car has the look of a 100K sports car withe the grille being charging out at you. Th... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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