2019 Audi A5 Sportback vs. Coupe & Cabriolet Review

2019 Audi A5 Coupe, Cabriolet, Sportback Model Overview at Audi Ann Arbor

About the Audi A5 Coupe, Cabriolet, and Sportback

Drivers will have their choice of three distinct personalities in the Audi A5 lineup -- Coupe, Cabriolet, and Sportback. All three are powered by a potent yet efficient 2.0-liter TFSI® direct-injection DOHC four-cylinder engine which produces 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a sophisticated seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive, these impressive models deliver inspired performance.

Featuring quintessential coupe styling, A5 Coupe models are designed with a dynamic S line® exterior featuring pronounced fender badges, side sills, and bumpers. Sophisticated and sporty, this is an A5 that's difficult for others to keep up with.

Searching for top-down exhilaration and luxurious refinement? The Audi A5 Cabriolet features sleek design lines that can't help but bring attention to themselves. Its acoustic folding roof helps absorb unwanted noise and can even be raised at speeds of up to 31 MPH.

Taking the concept of a coupe further by extending the sloping roofline and stretching the wheelbase, the A5 Sportback combines practicality with style. Advanced quattro® all-wheel drive technology has a variable torque split that can intuitively send power to where it's needed, giving you additional confidence across all types of road conditions.

What the Critics Say

"The A5 Sportback combines the features of several Audis: the sweeping lines of the A5 coupe, the four-door layout and cargo space of the A4 sedan, and the convenience of the Q5 SUV's rear liftgate. Despite this Frankenstein formula, the A5 Sportback doesn't look or feel cobbled together. Just the opposite. It's rewarding to drive, with nimble sports-sedan handling and a spirited turbo four-cylinder." -- Car and Driver

"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." -- Edmunds

2019 Audi A5 Model Lineup

What's New for 2019

Drivers will find several updates and revisions to the A5 lineup for the 2019 model year. A Black optic plus package is now available for the A5 Coupe and Sportback which includes a sport suspension, 19-inch Audi Sport 5-twin-arm design wheels, black optic exterior enhancements, and more. A5 Sportback and Cabriolet models are now available with standard 18-inch 5-arm dynamic design wheels. Available for all A5 models, the updated Convenience package now includes Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear. Park assist is also now standard for Prestige trims.

A5 Series Features

Elegant Design

2019 Audi A5 Coupe

A5 Coupe

The athletic appearance of the A5 Coupe is supported by the Singleframe® grille, the iconic full LED headlights and LED taillights. The tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof offers both the front and rear passengers a virtually unobstructed overhead view while flooding the cabin with natural light.

2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet

A5 Cabriolet

Compared to the previous generation, the wheelbase of the A5 Cabriolet has grown by 0.6 inch while the overall length has grown by 1.9 inches. Inside, it gains more front shoulder room and rear legroom. The fabric top can be conveniently lowered in 15 seconds and closed in 18 seconds while the car is moving at speeds of up to 31 mph.

2019 Audi A5 Sportback

A5 Sportback

Drawing inspiration from its larger A7 sibling, the A5 Sportback maximizes practicality without making any compromises on its sleek coupe-like styling. With two rear doors and 35 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats lowered, this sportback fits into whatever plans you have.

Audi Virtual Cockpit

Smart Technology

The A5 series has ample supply of modern technology. Available Audi Virtual Cockpit is a fully digital 12.3-inch information cluster that communicates information such as available navigation, audio and compatible phone and offers Google Street View™or Google Earth™ screen options. Available MMI® touch is new to the A5 family. This handwriting-recognition technology allows the driver to "write" their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers making it easier to navigate maps.

Driver Assistance Systems

The available safety systems in the A5 series will give you an extra set of eyes in any driving situation. Available Rear Cross Traffic Assist uses optical warnings and radar sensors to alert you of approaching vehicles and available Audi Pre Sense® city not only detects cornering and stationary vehicles and pedestrians, but can warn you of an imminent collision.

Audi Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Three A5 Personalities

2019 A5 Coupe

2019 Audi A5 Coupe
  • Starting at $44,200 MSRP
  • Standard 2.0-liter TFSI® with quattro® All-Wheel Drive
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • S line® exterior with full LED headlights
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • 18-inch 5-arm-star design wheels

2019 A5 Cabriolet

2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • Starting at $51,200 MSRP
  • Acoustic Folding Roof Folds at Speeds Up To 31 MPH
  • Available Parking system plus with top view camera system
  • Three-zone automatic climate control system
  • Audi drive select
  • LED interior lighting package

2019 A5 Sportback

2019 Audi A5 Sportback
  • Starting at $44,200 MSRP
  • Power rear tailgate release
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • Available Adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist
  • Split-folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks
  • Available Audi MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch

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