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2013 Audi A5 Review

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The 2013 Audi A5 receives the first real refresh since its initial development in 2007. Available as a coupe and convertible, the Audi A5 is one of the most beautiful cars on the market today. The A5 boasts German engineering wrapped in sharp, Italian styling. The 2013 Audi A5 is beefy, yet attractive, and exceptionally powerful. A potent combination of elegance and aggression, it stands apart from the competition with its classy aesthetics, bar-raising interior design, and comprehensive entertainment options. While most four-cylinder cars are made with practicality in mind above all else, the 2013 Audi A5 feels more like luxury underpinned by practicality – a unique blend that only Audi could bring to market.

New For 2013

The 2013 Audi A5 receives several visual updates as well as a handful of minor interior changes over the previous year’s model. Updates for 2013 include:

  • Redesigned headlights and grille
  • Subtle body-panel enhancements
  • Audi Connect bring new infotainment features


The 2013 Audi A5 sees new stylistic touches, such as an overhauled front end complete with new fog lights, taillights, and lower air intakes. Overall, the body of the 2013 Audi A5 retains its sleek styling and curving contours. The 2013 Audi A5 comes in either coupe or convertible (Cabriolet) body styles. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, all-season tires, steel spare wheel, cargo tie-downs, and variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers. Exterior options for the 2013 Audi A5 include polished stainless steel exhaust tips, a wheel lock kit, front grille filler panel, and custom wheels.

Interior & Cargo

Interior features of the 2013 Audi A5 are particularly robust. Standard features include cruise control, a cargo net, front console with storage, front and rear cup holders, and front door pockets. Other standard amenities include power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and overhead console storage. Comfort features include interior active charcoal air filter, three-zone climate control, sun sensor, alloy interior trim, leather upholstery, and leather steering wheel trim. In-car entertainment features of the 2013 Audi A5 include a diversity antenna, ten-speaker sound, AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback, Sirius XM satellite radio, auxiliary sound input, memory card slot, and radio data system. The new purchase of an Audi A5 includes a three month satellite radio service. The Audi Connect system brings state-of-the-art satellite navigation and internet connectivity, including a Wi-Fi hotspot, to the 2013 Audi A5. All of these features make driving the 2013 Audi A5 comfortable and convenient.


Safety considerations found in the 2013 Audi A5 include a four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System, front and rear airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, emergency braking assist, electronic stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and anti-theft alarm system. Other safety features of the 2013 Audi A5 are electronic brake force distribution, pre- and post-collision system, whiplash protection, and brake drying. Audi even offers its own First Aid Kit as an available option for the A5. Overall, the Audi A5 is a very safe vehicle that offers some of the most state-of-the-art technology available today.

Driving Experience

The 2013 Audi A5 is equipped in its base configuration with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine outputting 211 horses. The coupe version includes a six-speed manual transmission with all-wheel drive. The convertible version comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. The convertible is eligible for optional eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Multi-link front and rear suspension, stability, and traction control make the 2013 Audi A5 a smooth-handling grand tourer more than a sports car. The A5 does have limits due to its four-cylinder engine, and drivers with a need for speed may be better served by the six-cylinder S5 variant. Nevertheless, the 2013 Audi A5 is a zippy compact car that is a joy to drive and a treat to occupy thanks to sleek Italian styling and plentiful interior creature comforts. It is an extremely fun-to-drive German sport coupe that will leave drivers feeling exhilarated. On a side note, the 2013 Audi A5 offers excellent fuel economy as a result of its small engine and lightweight body.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi A5

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • BMW 328
  • Cadillac CTS

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