2018 Audi A5
- Interior that's understated and classy
- Strong overall performance
- Loads of tech features and options
- Interior storage is limited
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Which A5 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The previous-generation Audi A5 was one of our favorite luxury two-doors. Sleek styling and a premium interior helped set it apart from its German rivals. It was getting a bit dated in the last few years, though, which is why we're happy to see the debut of the redesigned 2018 Audi A5.
For 2018, the coupe and convertible A5 models return, joined by a new hatchback (the Sportback) that has four doors. Seeing a four-door A5 might seem a little strange to you if you're used to the model just being a two-door. But like the bigger A7 hatchback, the new A5 Sportback enhances the car's cargo-carrying versatility. Other notable changes this year include a more powerful four-cylinder engine and the inclusion of Audi's latest technology and safety features.
Although we haven't yet tested the A5, we have driven the mechanically similar A4 sedan and higher-performing S5 coupe. With that background, we're confident stating Audi has another winner on its hands. The A5 checks all of the boxes required in the class for performance, comfort, luxury and technology. It gets an additional edge for its sleek styling, elegantly simple cabin and easy-to-use infotainment system. On top of that, there are plenty of advanced safety features that its predecessor was missing. Pitted against the typical leaders in the class that include the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, we place the A5 at the top.
2018 Audi A5 configurations
The redesigned 2018 Audi A5 is available in its typical two-door coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles as well as a new four-door hatchback (the Sportback). All A5s are available in Premium, Premium Plus or Prestige trims and are 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. A six-speed manual transmission is only available on the A5 coupe.
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.
Stepping up to the Premium Plus trim gets you LED headlights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, Audi's Connect Care (with 4G LTE connection and emergency telematics), rear collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, driver-seat memory functions and satellite radio.
The Prestige trim rounds out the lineup with a head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, simulated leather upholstery for the center console and armrests, a digital instrument panel, remote vehicle function controls via a smartphone app, a top-down parking camera system, an 8.3-inch infotainment display and a navigation system.
Most features on the upper trim levels are available on supporting trims as options. Other add-ons include 20-inch wheels, high-performance summer tires, sporty S line exterior embellishments, adaptive steering, a sport suspension, ventilated sport seats and a heated steering wheel.
The Prestige model is also eligible for the Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high-beams and a traffic sign reader) and an adaptive suspension.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite A5 safety features:
- Audi Pre Sense City
- Warns of an impending front collision and automatically applies the brakes if you don't.
- Audi Side Assist
- Notifies you if there's a car in your blind spot and alerts you if you activate the turn signal.
- Audi Pre Sense Basic
- If an impending collision is detected, the seat belts will tighten, brakes are primed and windows/sunroof are closed.
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2018 Audi A5 for Sale
We were already fans of the first-generation Audi A5, even as it neared the end of its production cycle, thanks to its sleek styling, decent performance and elegant interior. Now fully redesigned, the 2018 Audi A5 is even better and benefits from further advancements in performance, comfort and technology.
The 2018 Audi A5 is available in coupe and convertible body styles, along with a new Sportback four-door hatchback. Trim levels include the Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige, all of which are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet). All A5s also come standard with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission is only available on the A5 coupe.
Standard Premium feature highlights include 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, selectable drive modes, frontal collision mitigation, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch infotainment display with Audi's MMI interface, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker sound system.
The A5 Premium Plus trim adds LED headlights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, Audi's Connect Care emergency telematics, blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats and satellite radio. At the top of the range, the Prestige trim comes with a head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, a virtual instrument panel, remote vehicle function controls via a smartphone app, a surround-view camera system, an 8.3-inch infotainment display and a navigation system.
Other add-ons include 20-inch wheels, high-performance summer tires, sporty S line exterior embellishments, adaptive steering, a sport suspension, ventilated sport seats and a heated steering wheel. If you want items in the Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and a traffic sign reader) or the adaptive suspension, however, you'll have to spring for the Prestige trim.
The most direct competitors include the BMW 430i and Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe; both are competitive in terms of starting price. But with all-wheel drive included as standard, the BMW and Benz are marginally more expensive when you add their respective AWD systems. From here, use all of Edmunds' information and tools to help you find your perfect 2018 Audi A5.
2018 Audi A5 Overview
The 2018 Audi A5 is offered in the following submodels: A5 Hatchback, A5 Coupe, A5 Convertible. Available styles include Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Premium Plus quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Prestige quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Premium quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Prestige quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).
What do people think of the 2018 Audi A5?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Audi A5 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 A5 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 A5.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Audi A5 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 A5 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Audi A5?
2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
The 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,175. The average price paid for a new 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,800 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is5.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Audi A5?
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