2017 Audi A5

Pros: Impressive interior materials; refined, well-designed convertible body style; agile, composed handling

Cons: Cramped, difficult-to-access rear seat is best suited for children; slight turbo lag; some complicated controls

CG Says: Audi A5 gains more standard equipment for 2017. Rearview camera, rear-obstacle-detection system, and three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel are now standard on all models. The A5 is basically a 2-door luxury car with a sporty edge. Though its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine isn’t the fastest mill out there, it still can provide an invigorating driving experience. More invigorating is the S5 with a 333 supercharged V6. A5 won’t give the Porsche Boxster or Cayman a run for their money, but it’s still a luxurious and dynamically capable car. If you’re shopping the BMW 2-Series, Cadillac ATS coupe, or the Infiniti Q60 Coupe or Q60 Convertible, put the A5 on your list.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices A5 2.0T coupe: $41,200
A5 2.0T convertible: $48,600
S5 3.0T coupe: $53,100
S5 3.0T convertible: $61,100

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
211
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-32

Optional Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
333
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

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