Audi A5 2024 Review

The 2024 Audi A5 expertly balances luxury and performance. It has a comfortable ride, agile handling and potent engine options, and its cabin is plush and tasteful.

Audi A5 2024

Drive & Performance 8.1/10

The 2024 A5 delivers engaging handling while maintaining excellent ride comfort. Standard all-wheel drive helps this car grip the road with authority, and its steering is precise and nicely weighted. The suspension is a standout; it’s responsive and communicative yet smooth enough to keep ruts from jostling the cabin.

Audi offers the A5 with two engine options. A 201-horsepower turbo-four motivates the A5 Sportback, while the coupe and cabriolet models come standard with a 261-horsepower turbo-four (optional in the Sportback). A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is standard and offers snappy and calm shifts. The two turbo-fours are strong and capable. Acceleration is fairly quick, with ample power for passing and getting up to speed on the highway.

Fuel Economy 9.1/10

Fuel economy for 2024 A5 Sportback models with the base turbo-four is solid for a luxury small car at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Cabriolets get up to 24/33 mpg city/highway, while coupes return up to 24/32 mpg.

Interior 8.3/10

The 2024 Audi A5 has a cabin that whispers luxury instead of shouting it. Its design is stylish, though it may be a bit subdued for some tastes. The materials are first-rate everywhere you look, and the build quality is impeccable.

Choose the Sportback if you want an A5 with five-person seating; coupe and convertible models seat four. In all body styles, front-row passengers enjoy roomy accommodations and seats with well-padded support. The Sportback’s rear seats are comfortable for adults, though the car’s sloping roofline limits headroom. Coupe and convertible models have tighter rear seats, but most adults should be OK on short trips.

The A5 has excellent cargo space for a luxury small car. Its hatchback design provides lots of room, with 21.8 cubic feet behind the second row and 35 cubic feet behind the front row. Cargo room in coupe and convertible models is not as impressive, however. You get 10.9 cubic feet of space in the coupe’s trunk, and you get 9.3 cubes in the convertible.

Value 7.2/10

The 2024 Audi A5 has an average value rating for the luxury small car class. We determine value based on the vehicle’s estimated total cost of ownership and the vehicle’s MSRP for its base and top trims.

Safety 9.4/10

The 2024 A5 has not been fully crash tested, but the Sportback model received good ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The A5 does feature a handful of standard safety features, including forward collision warning, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

For installing child safety seats, the A5 Sportback has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor for the rear middle seat. The coupe and cabriolet models have two complete LATCH connector sets for each second-row seat.

Quality and Reliability 76.0/100

The 2024 Audi A5 has a predicted reliability score of 76 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

Critics’ Rating 8.9/10

The 2024 Audi A5 receives a critics’ rating that is good for the class. This rating, which is driven by our qualitative research, represents the overall tone and recommendation level that the automotive press places on a car.


How Much Is a 2024 Audi A5?

A5 buyers can choose from three body styles. The Sportback (four-door fastback) starts at $45,500, and the coupe starts at $47,700. The cabriolet (two-door convertible) is the most expensive body style, beginning at $54,900. Audi sells the A5 in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Moving from Premium to Premium Plus ups the price by about $4,000, and you get a Bang & Olufsen stereo, among other niceties. The top Prestige trim costs roughly $4,000-$5,000 more than the Premium Plus, depending on the body style, and it adds amenities like a head-up display, upgraded exterior lighting and park assist.

Which Is the Best Audi A5 Model to Buy?

The Premium Plus trim earns our recommendation. It comes with blind-spot monitoring, a must-have feature for many drivers, and it also includes wireless device charging and a surround-view camera system. If you’re looking for the most practical A5 model, go for the Sportback.

Is the 2024 Audi A5 a Good Car?

Yes, the 2024 A5 is an outstanding car. Available in two-door coupe, two-door convertible and four-door Sportback body styles, it has engaging driving dynamics and offers robust powertrain options that facilitate quick acceleration. The cabin is spacious and stylish, with roomy seats and an elegant design. Audi equips the A5 with lots of appealing standard features, and the Sportback’s generous cargo room makes it a practical choice.

Audi also makes the performance-oriented S5 and RS 5, which we review separately. If you’re considering the A5 it might also be worth taking a look at the Acura Integra. The integra has similar safety and fuel economy ratings, while providing an overall better value that the A5.

2023 vs. 2024 Audi A5: What’s the Difference?

For 2024, Audi adds adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, front and rear parking sensors and a heated steering wheel to the A5’s standard features list. Otherwise, there are no major differences between the 2023 and 2024 models.

2024 Audi A5 Versus the Competition

Audi A5 vs. Acura Integra

The Acura Integra holds a top spot in our luxury small car rankings. It costs thousands of dollars less than the A5 while delivering athletic handling, a ton of driver-assistance features and lots of cargo room. However, the Audi has a more luxurious cabin than its Acura rival, with a more fashionable design and nicer materials. You also get more engine options and body styles with the A5. The Acura is available solely as a sedan liftback and offers two powertrains; the A5 offers three body styles and four engine options. Overall, both cars are excellent choices.

Audi A5 vs. BMW 4 Series

Like the A5, the BMW 4 Series offers robust powertrains and gives buyers a choice of three body styles. Its cabin isn’t as stylish as the A5’s, but the BMW offers excellent build quality and first-rate materials. The 4 Series Gran Coupe provides generous cargo room, and all 4 Series models have a user-friendly infotainment system. However, this BMW costs more than the Audi, and its handling isn’t as impressive.

2024 Audi A5 Model and Trims

The 2024 Audi A5 is available as a four-door Sportback, two-door coupe and two-door cabriolet (convertible). The A5 also comes in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. All-wheel drive is standard across the lineup.

Audi also makes the performance-oriented S5 and RS 5, which are reviewed separately.

Audi A5 Premium

The A5 Sportback 40 TFSI Premium is priced from $45,500, and it sports a 201-horsepower turbo-four engine. Pricing for the 261-horsepower Sportback 45 TFSI Premium begins at $47,700. Both models have a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10.1-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, a power trunk lid, 18-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof.

The Premium Sportback’s list of driver-assistance features includes adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, front and rear parking sensors and automatic high-beam headlights.

The Premium coupe starts at $47,700, and the Premium cabriolet is priced from $54,900. They boast a 261-horsepower engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission. Standard tech, comfort and driver-assistance features are identical to what’s found in the Sportback.

The Convenience package ($1,400) is available, and it adds an alarm system, driver’s seat memory settings, proximity keyless entry, satellite radio, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and auto-dimming side mirrors.

Audi A5 Premium Plus

The Sportback 40 TFSI Premium Plus starts at $49,700, with the 45 TFSI Premium Plus starting at $51,800. The Premium Plus coupe also starts at $51,800, and the Premium Plus cabriolet has a starting MSRP of $59,000.

This trim gains wireless device charging, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a surround-view camera system.

The Sportback has two major option packages. The Warm Weather package ($1,300) adds ventilated front sport seats with four-way power-lumbar adjustments. The Navigation package ($1,500) adds navigation and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

The coupe model is available with the aforementioned Navigation package ($1,500) and interior and exterior cosmetic upgrade packages. Ventilated seats can be added for $800. The cabriolet can be had with the Navigation package ($1,500) and a Warm Weather package ($1,400) that adds ventilated front seats and a neck-level heating system.

Audi A5 Prestige

The A5 Sportback 40 TFSI Prestige starts at $55,000, with 45 TFSI Prestige models beginning at $56,250. The Prestige coupe and cabriolet models start at $55,950 and $64,000, respectively.

Prestige models gain upgraded exterior lighting, a head-up display, navigation and park assist. The cabriolet also gains the contents of the Warm Weather package. For other models, any features not included as standard remain available.

2024 A5 Crash Test Results

2024 A5 Crash Test Results
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2024 A5 Sportback an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in the side crash and rollover tests and four stars in the frontal crash test. NHTSA has not crash tested coupe and cabriolet models at the time of writing.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the A5 mostly good ratings for coupe and sportback models. Convertible models haven’t been fully rated yet by the IIHS.

2024 A5 Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Available driver-assistance features:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safe-exit assist (alerts exiting passengers of vehicles approaching from behind)
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Head-up display (shows pertinent driving and navigation information directly on the windshield)
  • Traffic-sign recognition


Audi covers the 2024 A5 with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

Specs and Features

The A5’s infotainment system is capable and attractive. The 10.1-inch touch screen is placed within easy reach, and the interface provides quick responses and crisp, legible graphics. The available 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster looks modern and adds high-tech features.

  • Standard infotainment features: a 10.1-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-speaker audio system and Bluetooth
  • Available infotainment features: navigation, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a Bang & Olufsen audio system and satellite radio
  • Additional standard features: a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient LED interior lighting, a universal garage door opener and a panoramic sunroof
  • Other available features: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and proximity keyless entry

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