2017 Audi A5 Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
11 Sep 2016

The 2017 Audi A5 is the first model in the second generation of A5 models. The vehicle has been on the market since 2007, received a nice update in 2012, and is now ready for the next level. The fuel efficiency, engine power, and available technological and software features have all been improved. Audi is always striving to create the best vehicles possible, which is how they established themselves as a premium automobile manufacturer. Needless to say, this name carries a reputation to uphold, and Audi is doing everything possible to do so.

See how long the list of Audi models from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 model years is. No other car manufacturer releases as many models while maintaining or even improving vehicle quality. Let’s see if the 2017 Audi A5 lives up to the public’s high expectations.

Exterior design

Audi is a well-known and respected brand for its classy and traditional exteriors. This means that it would be unusual for Audi to change their consistently winning team, which they haven’t done. The 2017 Audi A5 is unmistakably Audi: clean, sharp, and high-class.

The new platform has made an impression, beginning at the front. The upcoming A5 is narrower than the previous A5 model, making it appear more elegant and less bulky. The grille is wider, has more chrome, and is now hexagonal in shape. The headlights and lower air vents are both smaller and narrower.

Although the platform is narrower than that of the previous Audi A5, it is longer. The roof flows beautifully into the rear, which adds to the aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, the Audi A5 will be released as a two-door vehicle, which only adds to the car’s length. The features on the back of the car have been toned down to fit the width of the vehicle, and it all just looks better.

Interior design

The interior of the 2017 Audi A5 has been heavily influenced by the A4. The air vent that runs across the entire dashboard, for example, has been adopted. Also inspired by the A4, is the three-spoke steering wheel and the digital screen above. The entire interior exudes a luxurious and Audi-proof vibe. Even on the lower trims, all of the materials used are of exceptional quality.

On higher trims, ambient lighting with 30 different options is available. Audi collaborated with Bang & Olufsen to provide an optional premium sound system. Audi invested heavily in soundproofing the A5 and claims that noise levels are among the lowest ever.

Audi’s virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster, which replaces the gauges with a large 12.3-inch screen where information can be consulted, is available on higher trim levels. Aside from that, there will be a fantastic 8-inch infotainment screen on top of the center console. The standard infotainment screen is 7 inches in size.

Engine specs

The 2017 Audi A5 is available in Europe with five different engine options. Because of the large number of models that Audi releases each year, they are able to offer a wide range of engines. After all, each engine can be used in at least three different models, increasing the likelihood of recouping production costs.

To begin, there’s the 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with direct and port fuel injection. HP is 252, and this engine has previously appeared in the Audi A6. It is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine will be the only one available in the United States.

The 2.0 liter TDI engine produces 190 horsepower and is a diesel engine. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available here. The other diesel engine is a 3.0 liter TDI V6 with 218 horsepower. We anticipate that this engine will be carried over to the engine options of the upcoming 2018 Audi A8 sedan.

Tech specs

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard tech features for controlling the infotainment system via your smartphone. Bluetooth connectivity is also available in the vehicle.

MMI Navigation and Audi Connect with integrated SIM-card are available as options. Audi Connect exchanges data with other connected vehicles in order to improve driving and anticipate unexpected traffic changes. Lane keeping assist, predictive efficiency assistant, parking assist, and adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go are also available as options. Also included are rear cross traffic alert, collision avoidance assistance, exit warning, turning assistance, and traffic sign recognition.

Finally, there’s Audi Connect and the Safety & Service package. Audi service request, online roadside assistance, and automatic emergency call are all included.

Price and sale date

The car will go on sale in the United States in the first half of 2017, with prices starting at $41,200 for the coupe and $48,600 for the cabriolet.

Prices in Europe begin at €45,000 and go up from there (for Germany). The 2017 Audi A5 is already on the market. The upcoming sale date of the high performance 2018 RS3 may be worth the wait for those in desperate need of a high performance Audi sedan.