Audi A5 Cabriolet

Audi A5 Cabriolet review

Costs & verdict

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

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Audi A5 Cabriolet
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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