Used Audi A5 Sportback 2016-present review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used Audi A5 hatchback will I get for my budget?

You’ll need around £16,000 to get behind the wheel of the latest A5 Sportback, this for an early 2017 example with low mileage and a full service history bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Petrol engines are rarer than diesel, so you'll need to spend at least £18,000 to buy one with all the same criteria applied. A 3.0-litre diesel A5 is even less common but can be found for between £22,000 and £25,000 for a 2018 model. Spend between £25,000 and £28,000 on a 2019 car, and nearer £30,000 on a 2020 or early 2021 car. 

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CO2 emissions

The most economical 2.0 TDI 190 Ultra A5 is also the best for CO2 at 108g/km, while the regular 2.0 TDI 150 emits 110g/km. 

Petrol engines put out more CO2, but the best version is the 2.0 TFSI 190 at 124g/km, while the worst is the 3.0-litre S5 at 170g/km.

Road tax

Annual car tax (VED) will be based on all cars registered after April 2017 came into force on a flat rate. On top of this, there is a supplementary luxury car tax to pay on all cars that cost over £40,000 new, a threshold that many A5 Sportbacks cross. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here. The current rate is £155 a year for the VED tax and £335 a year for the luxury car tax.

Insurance

Insurance costs should be reasonable for a car of this type, with groups ranging from 29 to 42 for the S5.

Servicing

As for servicing, though not cheap, should be less costly than the equivalent from Mercedes. Better yet, you can spread the cost of two consecutive services, although it does vary depending upon how old the A5 is, and what size of engine it has.  Once your A5 is over three years old, it'll qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing plan that currently stands at £190 for an interim and £360 for a major service on engines up to 2.0-litres in capacity, or £220 and £414 for anything larger.

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