2018 Audi A5

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Audi A5 highlights

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  • Three choices of body style
  • Punchy turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Standard all-wheel drive


  • Cozy rear seat (coupe and convertible)
  • Small trunk (convertible)
  • Limited cabin storage

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 33 highway, 27 combined

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2018 Audi A5 is fully redesigned with a new four-door Sportback model

The Audi A5 receives a complete makeover for the 2018 model year and sees a new addition to its lineup with the four-door A5 Sportback. This sleek sedan boosts the practical side of the A5, thanks to its hatchback body and a much roomier rear seat than what’s provided in the A5 coupe or convertible models. Powered by a 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, every version of the A5 is equipped with all-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is offered in the A5 coupe, while all other models are fitted with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

With three body styles to choose from and three main trim levels — Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige — luxury-car buyers can easily prioritize what’s most important for their driving needs. The cabin of all three models benefits from Audi’s latest MMI® infotainment system, which is easy to use and has high-resolution graphics. Optional is the Virtual Cockpit, a digital gauge display that is customizable and can place information, such as map overlays and navigation commands, directly in the driver’s line of sight.

All Audi A5 years

What is new for the 2018 Audi A5?

  • The A5 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
  • The Sport trim has been discontinued for 2018.
  • A5 trims have been upgraded with Memory Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, Head Up Display, Rear View Camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Smart Key, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, Bang & Olufsen Audio, Navigation System, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Seat Heaters, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Audi A5 trims

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  • 252-hp, 273-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Audi A5

What We Like

Turbo four-cylinder: Equipped with a 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and standard all-wheel drive, the A5 has abundant power and returns solid fuel economy figures.

Sportback practicality: The new A5 Sportback has a much more usable rear seat than what’s provided in the coupe and convertible. It also has roughly 21 cubic feet of cargo space, versus the 12 cubic feet and 9 cubic feet of trunk volume in the coupe and convertible, respectively.

User-friendly infotainment system: The MMI infotainment interface is attractive and easy to use. Combined with the optional Virtual Cockpit digital gauge display, the cabin of the A5 is high-tech but doesn’t overwhelm the driver with confusing controls.

What Needs Improvement

Snug rear seat: This is directed at the coupe and convertible models. Space in the second row is snug. If you plan on carrying more than one passenger with any frequency, consider the roomier A5 Sportback instead.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Audi A5 is a sporty and fun car to drive with plenty of zip. Customers love this sleek, beautiful 2 door coupe. The ride is smooth, gets up to speed fast, and the interior is comfortable and roomy.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Audi A5 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Audi A5 17th out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Audi A5 features and specs

Premium 4WD/AWD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.3"/R 33.3"

Head room

F 40"/R 36.3"

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