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Audi A5 Coupe review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

Despite the coupe body, the A5 is still reasonably practical with the biggest boot in its class

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

3.8 out of 5

Price
£43,310 to £61,080
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​One of the biggest sacrifices you have to make when opting for a coupe over a saloon is a lack of practicality. Having only two-doors can make access to the rear slightly awkward for taller adults and rather than three rear seats, you’ll only find two.

Once back there you will notice that there is more head and legroom than you’d initially think. Another plus is that the boot is only 15 litres down on the A4 saloon at 465 litres. 

Size

Against the tape measure the A5 comes in at 4,673mm long, 1,846 wide and 1,371mm tall. That makes it longer than a BMW 4 Series.

It’s not as tall as some rivals but its width means more shoulder room for rear passengers. 

Legroom 

A wheelbase of 2,764mm should mean there isn’t as much space inside as in the BMW 4 Series, as this model has a longer wheelbase. However, because the roofline on the Audi isn’t as steeply raked as its rival, there is more headroom. Legroom is very similar on both models, however.

Boot space 

The current A5 has 10 litres of extra boot space over the model it replaced, but at 465 litres that’s still 10 litres less than the A4 Saloon on which it’s based. Still, it has a 25-litre carrying capacity advantage over the BMW 4 Series Coupe. Other highlights include a 40:20:40 split/fold bench, plus remote tailgate opening.

Towing

If you're planning on using your A5 for regular towing duties you might want to opt for a diesel-powered model. The 35 TDI version is rated to tow 1,700-1,900kg, with the 40 TDI variant slightly more capable at 1,800-2,000kg. The entry 35 TFSI petrol car is able to tow 1,500-1,700kg, while the 261bhp 45 TFSI is rated at 1,700-1,900kg. We'd always advise double checking the individual towing limits of your car before hitching up a trailer or caravan.

Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    40 TFSI Sport 2dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £38,075

Most Economical

  • Name
    35 TDI Sport 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £43,360

Fastest

  • Name
    S5 TDI 341 Quattro 2dr Tiptronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £53,860

Shane is responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express website and social media channels. Prior to joining Auto Express in 2021, he worked as a radio producer and presenter for outlets such as the BBC.

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