The 2018 Audi A5 brings its A game with graceful styling, strong performance, an elegantly simple interior and cutting-edge technology that's easy to use.
The A5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque). All-wheel drive is also included, as is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. Smooth and sonorous, the 2.0-liter engine provides effortless power while the transmission shifts gears quickly and seamlessly.
On the inside, the A5 Sportback’s cabin isn’t as plush as some might expect from a luxury brand, but all of the materials are high quality, the fit and finish is superb, and there are enough high-end features to distance it from mainstream sedans.
Audi’s MMI is one of the most pleasing infotainment systems among premium brands. The 7.0-inch infotainment display is controlled by a clickwheel mounted on the console between the driver and the front-seat passenger. Audi’s MMI interface is easy to use while on the go, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard if preference is given to interact directly with smartphones instead.
Standard Premium trim features include 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, selectable drive modes, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power front seats, folding rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, a 7-inch infotainment display with Audi's MMI interface, a rearview camera, and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, two USB ports and HD radio. Low-speed frontal collision warning and mitigation is also included.
Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.