2019 Audi A5

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Audi A5 highlights

Customer rating


  • Choice of coupe, convertible, and sedan
  • Power and economy of turbo four-cylinder
  • All-wheel drive is standard


  • Expensive
  • Small trunk (convertible)
  • Strong lineup of rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, etc.

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 34 highway, 27 combined

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2019 Audi A5 loses manual transmission option

Fresh from a complete redesign only last year, the 2019 Audi A5 coupe, convertible, and four-door hatchback return with only minimal changes. Enthusiasts should note that among the changes is the loss of the previously optional six-speed manual transmission. While it was only offered in the A5 coupe, it’s now been jettisoned in favor of a seven-speed automatic transmission. A 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive serve as the sole powertrain in the A5.

Slide behind the wheel of an A5 and be prepared to enjoy a masterclass in material quality and well-thought-out controls. The infotainment interface is simple to use and comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. While it’s easy to load up on options and send the price of an A5 soaring, the base Premium trim comes with an ample roster of comfort, tech, and active driver-assist features.

All Audi A5 years

What is new for the 2019 Audi A5?

  • A5 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Automated Parking, Lane Departure Warning, and Hard Top as standard equipment this year.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

2019 Audi A5 trims

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  • 248-hp, 273-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • View our Audi A5 Premium inventory

Premium Plus:


  • Includes all features available on the Premium Plus
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Head Up Display
  • Automated Parking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • View our Audi A5 Prestige inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Audi A5

What We Like

All-wheel drive: Having all-wheel drive standard on every A5 makes this luxury vehicle a savvy choice for luxury-car shoppers who want added grip when roads turn slick with rain or snow.

Tech features: The MMI® infotainment system is user-friendly, and learning its various commands and menus doesn’t require a degree from MIT to master. The optional Virtual Cockpit digital gauge display is definitely worth considering too.

Trunk volume: For cargo-toting needs, the A5 Sportback is the obvious choice. It boasts more than 21 cubic feet of trunk volume behind the second row. To be fair, the A5 coupe’s 11.6-cubic-foot trunk isn’t bad for a two-door luxury car.

What Needs Improvement

Goodbye, manual transmission: The six-speed manual transmission that was available in the A5 coupe is now gone. We understand most luxury-car shoppers head directly for an automatic gearbox. Yet enthusiast drivers will lament no longer having the option to shift for themselves.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Hard Top
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • 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 33.1"

Head room

F 40"/R 36.3"

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