Our Take on the 2017 Audi A5
The Audi A5 is a perfectly pleasant, if dated, personal luxury coupe.
Versus the competition:
The A5 is less powerful than just about any of its competitors, but it doesn't feel slower. The A5 is soon to be redesigned, but right now its equipment and safety systems are outmatched by the older BMW 4 Series, Lexus RC, Cadillac ATS and the newly updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe.
Editor's note: This review was written in April 2016 for the 2016 model, but little has changed for 2017. An all-new model is arriving for the 2018 model year.
Audi's compact luxury lineup is in the middle of being refreshed, with the new 2017 A4 arriving this spring. That leaves the related S4 sport sedan and A5 coupe still soldiering on as 2016 models without an update yet. There aren't many changes for 2016 for the A5 (compare the 2015 and 2016 models here), limited to some newly standard features on the Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. We had one last look at the latest edition to see if it still can be competitive against the newest crop of compact luxury coupes, or... Read More