Audi A5 Sportback (2009 - 2017)

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2.0 TDI S line 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 10 June 2018
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Good, comfy cruiser

Purchased my 2000cc diesel 170 horsepower Audi A5 Sportback S Line with 100.000 miles on it. I kept the car for 3 years and I added 70.000 miles to it.

In which time the car was completely faultless, the only issues being tyre pressure monitor flashing up at 150.000 when there wasn’t a puncture and a suspension arm rubber bush at 160.000. All in all, nothing too serious and I cannot complain with the reliability and quality of my Audi considering when I had finished with it, it had 170.000 miles and ran like new.

To drive, the Audi is excellent, not as sporty as a 3 Series though or as soft as a C Class. The Diesel engine is very smooth, fast and quiet, yet gets 50 miles per gallon.
The interior is excellent, as with any German car - no rattles even at high miles.
The seats are comfortable, not quite as good as my 3 Series or C Class but not miles apart. The Sports suspension and big wheels on S Line trim do mean it is crashy over bumps, but not uncomfortable.
And overall the Audi is just a good quiet motorway mile muncher.

My only complaints about my A5 are that cruise control was not standard (or I could not find it), and neither was an automatic anti dazzle mirrior which I have had in other cars much older than this, also the lack of a middle seatbelt is annoying as when I first bought the car I thought it had 5 seats.
Also, as my A5 is a front wheel drive model, it did get stuck in the snow. So if I were to buy another A5 - which I may do so, I would get one equipped with DSG and Quattro.
Nothing wrong with the manual, just DSG suits my driving better and Quattro for the added traction in bad weather.

Overall, I do slightly prefer the Mercedes-Benz C220 and BMW 3 Series which I owned before it, but I still absolutely adore the A5. You cannot go wrong no matter which you chose.

So to sum up. Yes Honest John, I would recommend the Audi A5 2 litre (170) diesel to a friend.

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Price£25,465–£44,070
Road TaxB–K
MPG30.1–67.3 mpg
Real MPG76.9%

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