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2018 A5

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$42,600 - $49,600  MSRP Range
2018 Audi A5

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

48 Reviews
98% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.9 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Been waiting for the model change - 2018 is IT!

by shagdancer from Lawrenceville, GA. on Wed May 31 2017

This 2018 A5 is not like all the other Audi's you see on the road. Great styling, new safety features, awesome sound system, great acceleration; this baby eats up the road and loves it. The perfect sports car, this convertible really enjoys getting around Atlanta traffic and enjoys the curvy roads of North Georgia. A real head turner!

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4 out of 5 stars

50th Gift

by Boulder Audi from Wenham, MA on Fri Sep 01 2017

Thoroughly enjoy! Lots to learn about all bells and whistles with added technology in the last few years. Don't expect much trunk space, and cup holders are less useful for tall cups or glasses. Armrest and glove compartments could be bigger perhaps, if you want to store much. This and other cars should have flow charts to give a pictorial view of systems for those who learn less by reading. And the lawyers should put most of their warnings, oft repeated, in one front section so they don't interfere and bloat systems' descriptions. Otherwise, we love the convertible and it's abilities and performance.

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5 out of 5 stars

A stunning piece of art!

by Car photo on Tue Aug 28 2018

It?s a piece of art, the B9 A5 Sportback. Words don?t do justice to its beauty. It looks so sweet in real than in photos. The A5 Sportback 5 door is the ?perfect cup of tea?. An ultra sleek car that turns heads. It?s menacingly low set and that makes it lovelier than A8s and 7s. But it is also immensely practical and a delight to drive. The top end Quattro version has a engine with a mesmerising note and a silky smooth 7 speed transmission. It is a delicious combination. Drives like a gem. Those flowing lines and the power dome are simply captivating. There is no better car in the entire market imho at this time. Fit and finish - incomparable! A5 SB sets the benchmark. The S5 variant is a bit brash for my taste. A5 SB sets the bar so high that Audi?s own other models will struggle to surpass it. It?s a timeless design and Audi had nailed it. A stunning piece of art that performs spectacularly!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car I ever had.

by DrRon from Delray Beach, FL on Tue Jul 17 2018

The 2018 Audi A5 Cabrio Premium Plus is the best can I have ever owned to date. And I have been an Audi owner for a number of years. The navigation system is accurate and easy to use. The blind spot monitor works great and comes in handy every time I drive. The A5 Cabrio has plenty of room up front, and I am 6'4". Great sound system, hands free phone link, and easily-accessed controls. Love this car. ?

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5 out of 5 stars

everything I always wanted in a car

by rosey7 from DEMAREST on Fri Aug 24 2018

it has everything except enough interior storage areas.Style, performance,driver comfort and the hatchback rear has exceptional space.I drove up the Merritt Parkway yesterday and found out how much fun driving can be.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Mister

by E2707H from Lincoln Rhode Island on Sun Apr 23 2017

The A5 handled nicely, the vertical cockpit is amazing. Very quiet, sound system is wonderful. The features easy to use

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
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5 out of 5 stars

Sporty Sedan w/ technology and limited compromises

by brian from DC Region on Wed Nov 28 2018

Attractive AWD sporty four door sedan that drives great, has plenty of acceleration, an attractive interior, good gas milage and a ton of technology built in if you add a few options. A5 Sportback with Premium Plus is an excellent car. Get the Apply Play to connect to your phone while driving. Great hatchback space. Drawback - no touch screen

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by Diver86 from Farmingdale, NJ on Tue Nov 20 2018

Everything i expected from an Audi. Have had several new audi's over the last 20 years. Also Mini Coopers, Jeeps, Fords, Lincolns (all new) and never had a car that cost as low to maintain than the Audi. Pay more in the beginning, but in the long run, it's cheaper and a much better vehicle

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 stars

Good - but lacks personality

by LIGatlaw from Tallahassee, Florida on Wed Dec 13 2017

I traded a 2010 A5, prestige version, in on a 2018 A5 prestige version. The engine in the 2018 is orders of magnitude better; it is smoother, feels stronger, doesn't burn oil, and is quicker (much quicker than the published 0-60 numbers). I have the steering set at the tightest it can be, and it's great - as is the dual clutch transmission. The driving characteristics are outstanding. The electronics are excellent, although much of it is wasted on me. What I don't particularly like is, first, I think the 2010 was a more beautiful car, and I miss that beauty. Next, the straight dash and lower console where it meets the dash, lack the cockpit feeling I personally like - and the interior seems sort of generic, i.e. it could just as easily be in a sedan or an SUV. And last, Audi always had a zillion little red lights in the cabin, and now nearly all are white, which adds to the feeling of a generic interior that could just as easily be in a Ford or Mazda. Overall, I think the car's driving characteristics are absolutely great, but the appearance isn't as beautiful as its predecessor, and the interior lacks the character or personality of the previous model and seems sort of bland.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Sexy but functional A4 Upgrade

by Scz on Sat Nov 18 2017

Moved into Sportback from 2017 A4. This car is definitely more sculptured and sexy than A4 and the hatchback allows a lot more flexibility for storage and overall use. Fit and finish superb with loads of tech yet excellent mpg on highway (35 mph). Likely most beautiful car Audi is currently offering

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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Our Take on the 2018 Audi A5

The verdict:

The A5 successfully combines the key ingredients of a luxury sports coupe: style and performance.

Versus the competition:

The A5 really needed this redesign, and its improvements in performance, technology and luxury put it among the class leaders.

Redesigned for 2018, the Audi A5 coupe looks similar to the previous generation, but don't let that fool you — the A5 is improved in many facets and better than ever before.

The two-door Audi A5 shares a lot of mechanical similarities with the four-door A4 sedan, which was redesigned in 2017 and recently took home the crown in our Luxury Sports Sedan Challenge. This was a big leap for the A4, which placed fifth out of six contestants in the previous Challenge in 2013. The A5 had to wait an extra year to get its redesign, but the changes mimic what was done to the A4, and that's an excellent place to start. Compare the 2018 A5 with last year's model here.

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