Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi A5 hatchback?
This is a large car and visibility can occasionally be a problem, so check the bodywork carefully for dings and scrapes. Also look at the alloy wheels for any signs of kerb damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Audi A5 hatchback?
On the whole, problems are few and fairly minor. Electrical glitches and failures are the single biggest problem. Moreover, the car's entertainment control system can freeze and refuse to work, while the central locking, reversing sensors and built-in phone system can also cause issues.
There are isolated reports of engine warning lights staying on and clutch failures. Some owners have also complained about rattles and squeaks inside the car.
Is a used Audi A5 hatchback reliable?
No data for the A5 was available from our last reliability survey, but its siblings the A3, A4 and A6 all performed amazingly well, so we’d expect the A5 to do the same, since it shares a lot of their underpinnings. Audi as a brand finished in 12th place out of 32 manufacturers.