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Key specs of the base trim
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- Brisk acceleration
- Security of all-wheel drive
- Cabin quality
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
- Configurability of available digital instrument cluster
- Steering feedback
- Many driver aids optional
- Rear headroom
- MMI navigation controls take practice
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
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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.
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The 2021 Audi A5 currently has 2 recalls
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New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Dealer Certification Required