Audi A5 Cabriolet

Audi A5 Cabriolet review

Costs & verdict

Manufacturer price from:£38,720
What Car? Target Price£34,374
Review continues below...

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Unsurprisingly, the A5 Cabriolet commands a small premium over an equivalent A5 Coupé. The range starts with the 2.0-litre 187bhp petrol and ends with the V6 petrol S5 Cabriolet. However, the best-selling variant will be the 2.0-litre diesel. This may look a little pricey compared with some rivals, but it is only available with an automatic gearbox – something that does help to offset the cost difference.

For those looking to run an A5 Cabriolet through work, CO2 emissions will be just as important. And it’s good news – the most efficient diesel pumps out 118g/km, which puts it in the same tax for company car drivers as the cleanest BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

All models come with xenon headlights, a 7.0in colour infotainment screen with a DAB radio and sat-nav, three-zone climate control and front and rear parking sensors. S line is largely an appearance package, so unless you fall in love with the racier looks, we’d stick to entry-level Sport trim.

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here

Audi A5 Cabriolet
open the gallery4 Images

Verdict

The Audi A5 Cabriolet is refined, comfortable and has tidy, if not thrilling, handling. It’s one of the best drop-tops in this price range

  • Quiet yet punchy diesel engines
  • Luxurious interior
  • Competitive running costs
  • Not very exciting to drive
  • Boot capacity reduced with top down
  • Pricey to buy