2021 Audi A5

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$41,800

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2021 Audi A5
2021 Audi A5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Brisk acceleration
  • Security of all-wheel drive
  • Cabin quality
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Configurability of available digital instrument cluster

The bad:

  • Steering feedback
  • Many driver aids optional
  • Rear headroom
  • MMI navigation controls take practice

9 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Audi A5 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Coupe, hatchback and convertible body styles
  • S5 performance version available
  • Turbo four-cylinder (A5) or V-6 (S5) engines
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Audi A5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Audi A5?

Like the A4 from which it’s derived, the Audi A5 received a subtle makeover for 2020. It’s offered in three distinct body styles — coupe, convertible and four-door hatchback (Sportback) — and all of them come with standard all-wheel drive. 

The base A5 is powered by a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. One step higher is a 261-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pairs with the same gearbox. At the top of the performance lineup is the S5, which comes with a 349-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and Infiniti Q60

What’s New on the 2021 Audi A5?

The 201-hp engine is new, and the 261-hp engine has received a slight power boost, along with a new mild-hybrid system. Wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity and lane departure warning are now standard.  

What Features in the 2021 Audi A5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Automatic emergency braking

Available features include:

  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with 12.3-inch instrument panel screen
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Blind spot warning

Should I Buy the 2021 Audi A5?

There are many things to like about this line of cars — factors like styling, performance, interior quality and features such as Virtual Cockpit. However, the A5 can come up short on practicality, with a tight backseat that’s skimpy in terms of headroom. Trunk space in the convertible is also at a premium. That being said, the A5 in all its variations provides enough of a driving and luxury experience to warrant strong consideration.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love Audi.

Beautiful design and performance with unparalleled service options- care packages. Nice amenities and sophisticated touches. Will always buy Audi. Reasonably priced with long term value.

5.0

Nicest Car I’ve Ever Owned :)

This car is beautiful!! This is my second Audi A5 S Line Coupe and I loved them both but the updates and features for 2021 are insane!! I love it so much!! I also had a Mercedes GLC 300 SUV that I loved but this car has way more features :)

5.0

Most "Fun to Drive" vehicle I've owned

This car has been fun to drive and has met all of my expectations. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment. If I had one thing I would change it would be to create enough trunk space to hold two sets of golf clubs.

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/80,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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