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2020 Audi A5
Select a Different Model (9 Available): 2.0T Premium Plus quattro Convertible
Fair Market Price $ 58507
Fuel Economy 23 / 31 mpg
Horsepower 248@5,000
Torque 273@1,600
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2020 Audi A5 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Superior build quality
  • Clean, sophisticated interior
  • Spacious cabin, Sportback's huge trunk

Cons

  • Boring to drive
  • Significant tire noise

What's New

  • Revised exterior design
  • Updated infotainment with a 10.1-inch touchscreen

Overview

It's effectively a prettier A4, and that's no bad thing. Released for 2018, the second-generation model added a four-door hatchback (Sportback) variant to the existing model line of coupe and convertible. The A5 receives a mid-cycle update for 2020 with revised exterior styling and Audi's third generation MMI infotainment featuring a larger display.

The A5 competes with other compact luxury cars including the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 4 Series, and the Sportback variant provides an upmarket alternative to the Volkswagen Arteon and Kia Stinger large hatchbacks.

What We Think

There's a lot to like about the A5; it's just hard for us to fall in love with it. We appreciate everything about the A5 that we appreciate about most Audis—exceptional fit and finish, as well as a sophisticated interior crammed with tech—but the car doesn't widen our eyes or elevate our heart rates the way our favorite cars can.

The standard four-cylinder and dual-clutch combo is smooth and plenty powerful. Six-cylinder S5 models sound great and deliver impressive traction with standard AWD. The A5 possesses that great autobahn-bred high-speed stability we love from a German car, though tire noise interrupted an otherwise quiet cabin. When pushed to its dynamic limits, the results were similarly sterile and uninspired. Capable, yes; quick, sure; it's just not exciting.

Even though its looks garner more attention and affection than the more sterile A4 sedan, the A5's is a design we admire more than fawn over. The design has practical benefits, too; the Sportback's capacious cargo hold is made possible by its hatchback body style. There's very little wrong with the A5, but especially in the case of the Sportback, we'd rather drive a Kia Stinger.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Every A5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It's always paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to turn all four wheels. The little four-banger develops 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, which in our testing, helped an A5 Coupe hit 60 in 5.2 seconds. Expect the slightly heavier Sportback and convertible models to be a hair behind. Coupe and Sportback models are rated at 24/32 mpg city/highway, and the convertible is just a tick less efficient at 23/31 mpg.

More power-hungry drivers should opt for the S5, which sports a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 in place of the A5's four-cylinder. Instead of the dual-clutch, S5s use an eight-speed conventional automatic. The engine generates a beefy 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. When we First Tested a four-door S5 Sportback, reached 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. Like the four-cylinder model, the convertible is the least efficient but only just. S5 models receive EPA ratings of 19-20/26-27 mpg city/highway.

Safety

The A5 Sportback and coupe perform flawlessly in IIHS safety testing. Although neither model is evaluated on the tricky headlight test, they earn the highest possible Good ratings on all six crashworthiness tests, top Superior scores for front crash prevention, and Good ratings for child seat ease of use. The 2020 model hasn't been evaluated by NHTSA for 2020 but earned a five-star overall safety rating in 2019.

Entry-level A5s come standard with auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, but the driver-assist features don't stop there. Premium Plus models add blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and vehicle exit warning. Opting for the top-spec A5 Prestige grants adaptive cruise control with active lane centering, traffic sign recognition, a head-up display, and a 360-degree camera system.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

A5 Sportback models seat five, with 41.3 inches of legroom for those up front and 35.1 inches for rear seat passengers. Coupe and convertible versions seat four with compromised rear legroom. Sportback models boast 21.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the folding rear seat, though the coupe has less than half that.

Technology

At the center of every A5 interior is a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Entry-level cars have a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display, and Premium Plus models and above feature the full 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with three display modes. Base audio is a 180-watt 10-speaker system, but a Bang & Olufsen 755-watt 19-speaker system is optional on Premium Plus and standard on Prestige.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

2020 Audi A5 Premium

Entry-level A5 Premium trims start with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and AWD. Exterior features include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with auto high beams, LED taillights with dynamic indicators, heated side mirrors, a power tailgate, and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, you get three-zone climate control with digital rear display, brown walnut wood inlays, leather seating, heated eight-way power front seats with driver's side lumbar adjustment, LED ambient interior lighting, 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 10-speaker audio. Lastly, auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection is included as standard.

2020 Audi A5 Premium Plus

Shelling out the extra cash for Premium Plus adds upgraded LED headlights, heated power-folding side mirrors, a proximity key, and front and rear parking sensors. Additional upgrades include driver's seat memory settings, leatherette center console and door armrests, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, rear USB charge ports, a wireless charging pad, and satellite radio compatibility, plus blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and vehicle exit warning.

2020 Audi A5 Prestige

The top Prestige trim boasts upgraded LED headlights with Audi laser light and animation, LED taillights with animation, extended interior ambient lighting, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio, and integrated navigation. It also includes a 360-degree camera, active lane centering, park assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and a heads-up display.

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2020 AUDI A5 SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter TFSI®
Transmission Name
Transmission, S tronic® 7 Speed Automatic
Trim
2.0T Premium Plus quattro Convertible
Class
Premium Convertible
Horsepower
248@5,000
Standard MPG
23/31
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2); Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Lane Departure Warning System
$1411 $1500

Luxury Package

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Ventilated Sports; Neck Warmer; Passenger Seat, Ventilated Thigh Support 12-Way Power Sports; Steering Wheel, Heated
$1975 $2100

Navigation Package

INCLUDES: Built-In Apps; Entertainment Display, 10-inch Multi-Touch Screen; Internal HD; Navigation System, Multi-Touch Screen with Internal HD and Traffic Info; Telematics; Wi-Fi Network
$1504 $1600

Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Tires, Winter; Wheels
$2406 $2560

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter TFSI®

Std Std

S tronic® 7 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Brilliant Black

N/C N/C

District Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Florett Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Glacier White Metallic

N/C N/C

Ibis White

N/C N/C

Manhattan Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Mythos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Navarra Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Tango Red Metallic

N/C N/C

4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [LUC] USB Cables (PIO)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Media Control with Wheel, Touch Screen

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Mobile Phone Prep with Holder and Charger

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Rear(1), Front(2)

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

CONTAINED IN: [98N] Navigation Package
Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

USB Cables (PIO)

INCLUDES: Comes with One Lightning® & One Type C USB Angled Head Cable; Connection To External Entertainment Devices
$105 $110

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Auto Start-Stop

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.270

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Energy Recuperation, Engine

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Quattro® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Roof, Black Soft Top

N/C N/C

Roof, Power Soft Top with Glass Rear Window

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Audi Guard All-Weather Front & Rear Mats (PIO)

$179 $190

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Gray Oak Natural Wood Inlays

N/C N/C

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Stainless Steel Pedal Caps (PIO)

$236 $250

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Ambient Lighting

Std Std

Audi Beam-Rings (PIO)

$236 $250

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Gloss

Std Std

Metallic Paint

$560 $595

Paint Protection (PIO)

$165 $175

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$48 $50

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense® City

Std Std

Convertible Rollover Protection

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Parking System Plus Radar, Rear Parking System Plus Camera and Radar

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Driver Seat, 12-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 8-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Easy Entry

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench/Sports Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Atlas Beige Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Okapi Brown Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Rock Gray Leather

N/C N/C

Seating, 4

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen

Std Std

Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D Sound

$894 $950

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Ten Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

P245/40R18 All Season BSW

Std Std

P245/40R18 Summer

N/C N/C

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

18" Alloy

Std Std

19" Multispoke Design Wheels, Bi-Color Finish, with Summer Tires

$752 $800

Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit (PIO)

$99 $105
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 1.99% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 66 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$1000 Audi announces an Owner Loyalty offer on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 2.99% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 2.49% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020