Review of the 2018 Audi A5

With a winning combination of safety features, tech gadgets, a powerful engine and good looks, it’s no wonder the 2018 Audi A5 is first in its class. The Audi A5 is available in several body styles, including a two-door coupe, a two-door convertible, and a five-door sedan. Some features have been carried over from the A4, including a stylish cabin, plenty of headroom, and excellent visibility. Powered by a turbo-charged engine, the A5 effortlessly blends luxury and performance. From a standstill, it’ll reach the quarter mile mark in 13.9 seconds. Drivers can get from 0-60 MPH in 5.2 seconds, and from 0-100 MPH in 13.8 seconds. All the while, an intuitive braking system and responsive steering means the driver will stay in control the whole time. The trunk’s cavernous storage area just begs for a road trip, and the ultra-comfortable seats second that. Forward-thinking technology makes even the shortest drive fun and exciting, and all visual information is conveniently displayed in full view of the driver.

All things considered, the critics agree that the A5 is a solid car. It’s earned a 9.1 out of 10 from US News & World Report, 4.8 out of 5 stars from Edmunds, and 9 out of 10 from Kelley Blue Book. The base price for the A5 is $42,600. Depending on what style, features, and custom settings purchased, the maximum price for an Audi A5 can reach about $53,000.

The A5 Coupe

The A5 Coupe starts at $42,800. It’s a fun, fast car with beautiful exterior lines and a pleasantly low-profile design. The exterior’s elegance combines with a luxurious cabin and a sporty engine/transmission system to give anyone an exciting ride that never gets old. While the 2-door coupe looks tight on space from the outside, it’s actually a spacious car with plenty of room for the driver and passenger.

There are three trim levels available on the coupe, which are the Premium, the Premium Plus, and the Prestige. The Premium, which is the base model, starts at $42,800. It’s powered by a 2.0L turbo-charged engine that generates a maximum of 252 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque. Its standard technology includes Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Visual information is displayed on a 7-inch color screen, and there’s a backup camera for safety. The mid-level Premium Plus adds rear cross-traffic alert and LED headlights. The front seats are heated, and they come with driver memory. The Premium Plus also has a keyless entry and push-button start. Its MSRP is $45,800. The top-tier Prestige starts at $50,400. It takes driving to a new level with a virtual cockpit and a head-up display screen. An impressive 19-speaker sound system pumps out the tunes, and a full parking system helps drivers avoid accidents in tricky situations.

The A5 Cabriolet

The Cabriolet is the A5 soft-top convertible. Safety and space are equally accommodated with the Cabriolet’s unique build, which is considerably wider than many convertibles on the road. Its elegant exterior curves, however, give it a slender and aerodynamic look that’s far from boxy and boring.

Like the coupe, the Cabriolet comes in three trim levels. They share the same names, which are the Premium, the Premium Plus, and the Prestige. Pricing for the Premium starts at $49,600. It’s powered by a turbo-charged 2.0L engine. A smartphone interface, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are notable tech features. A 7-inch display screen relays information to the driver, and a backup camera helps drivers navigate in tough situations. The Premium Plus, which begins at $52,600 adds a keyless entry, push-button start, and luxurious heated front seats with driver memory. The Prestige has a base price of $57,200. Consumers will get everything that the other two trims offer plus a fully digital cockpit, built-in navigation, and a driver assistance package. This trim also has a 3D sound system and a panoramic backup camera.

The A5 Sportback

The Sportback is the A5 sedan. It’s a four-door passenger car with a spacious trunk that comfortably holds up to five passengers. With a progressive safety package, this vehicle rightfully earns a 5-star NHTSA safety rating. Safety and performance merge effortlessly with a powerful 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine.

The three trim levels for the sedan are the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium has a base price of $42,600. It features 18-inch wheels, a pre-sense frontal collision and pedestrian detection system, and a backup camera. There’s also a large color display screen that relays visual information to the driver. The Premium Plus starts at $45,600. It adds to the base model a side collision warning system, vehicle exit assistance, and rear cross-traffic alert. It’s equipped with a sophisticated security system, and it has bright, long-lasting LED headlights. A hands-free trunk release button, keyless entry, and push-button start are other notable amenities. The Prestige starts at $50,200. It has a complex backup parking assist package, a 755-watt sound system, and a navigation system. Drivers can upgrade to a 12.3-inch color display screen with a variety of amenities, including Google Earth, navigation, and audio.

All in all, the A5 is an excellent choice. With a head-turning exterior, plenty of power, and luxe interior, the 2018 Audi A5 is one car that will certainly age with grace.

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