• (4.2) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $10,033$18,325
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 265-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2009 Audi A5

Our Take on the 2009 Audi A5

The 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-tech six-cylinder engine. All-wheel drive is standard across the l... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some confusing controls

Notable Features

  • 265-hp V-6
  • Quattro all-wheel-drive
  • Optional LED running lights
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional adaptive suspension

2009 Audi A5 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The sport coupe is an interesting beast. It's not a sports car, yet it's not as practical as a four-door. Even so, Audi feels it needs one in its lineup to compete with the BMW 3 Series two-door. I'm not sure that really is a need, but image-conscious shoppers who aren't looking for the most driving excitement may find the A5 at the top of their most-wanted list. Why? The A5... Read full review for the 2009 Audi A 5

Consumer Reviews


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Great car but expensive

by Ex-Audi owner from Miramar, Florida on February 2, 2012

Incredible looking car, can only fit small children on the back. Runs fantastic (the 3.2L), great acceleration. The only issue I find is that a new one is way too expensive. It is probably best to buy... Read Full Review

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2009 Audi A5 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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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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