2019 Audi A5 Assessment, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Photographs
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The 2019 Audi A5 is a two-door coupe, convertible, or five-door hatchback filled with particulars value exploring. From the sharp creases on its physique to its rapid-fire shifts from its 7-speed dual-clutch computerized, the 2019 A5 is comprised of datum that Audi does nicely.
The A5 does equally nicely on our total scale at 6.8, which is weighted towards the coupe and convertible—the five-door Sportback would do higher if rated alone. (Learn extra about how we fee vehicles.)
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This 12 months, the A5 stays roughly the identical as final 12 months. All three physique types can be found in Premium, Premium Plus, and Status trim ranges and price about $45,000 to begin. Coupe and Sportback fashions price the identical, convertible fashions run about $6,000 extra.
Base fashions embrace leather-based upholstery, 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof (except there’s no roof in any respect), lively security options together with computerized emergency braking, and a 7.0-inch show for infotainment together with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Sportback fashions embrace an influence liftgate.
The A5’s seems—other than the Sportback—are evolutionary from its predecessor, which we’re high-quality with. The angles are slightly sharper this time round, the grille slightly decrease and wider, however Walter de Silva’s legendary strains from the unique A5 are nonetheless largely intact.
Beneath the hoods of all A5s are a 2.0-liter turbo-Four that makes 248 horsepower teamed to all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission. A 6-speed handbook was out there for the A5 coupe final 12 months however was dropped this 12 months. Increased energy S5 and RS 5 fashions are coated individually.
The A5 accelerates as much as 60 mph in lower than six seconds however is best at a extra relaxed tempo. Customizable driver settings can dictate throttle, transmission, and steering habits, and an out there sport suspension and greater wheels can provide the A5 a sharper edge.
Coupe and convertible fashions are nominally four-seaters, however we’ve had higher success with smaller firm—in quantity or in stature, your choose.
The entrance two seats are comfy for adults with loads of soft-touch surfaces all through the cabin. The convertible will get a power-folding smooth prime that may drop at 31 mph or slower in seconds. The coupe will get a good-looking roofline and fats roof pillar that appears nice (from the surface) whereas the Sportback bests all of them with its seems and 21.Eight cubic toes of cargo room below its hatch.
The Sportback’s 2.4-inch longer wheelbase, in comparison with the coupe and convertible, goes to rear seat riders solely and it’s our choose for consolation and appears.
Testers have given the A5 good marks for crash security and each mannequin is supplied with computerized emergency braking. Higher security techniques comparable to adaptive cruise management and lively lane management can be found and will help hold the A5 centered in its lane.
Other than the fundamental gear that’s spectacular, tech upgrades comparable to a bigger infotainment display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster can be found.
The little issues add as much as make an enormous distinction, in any case.