Audi A5

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How much does the Audi A5 cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Audi A5 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Small Executive segment, it’s the car that’s going to have the most negative impact on your monthly budget.

The Audi A5 2.0L diesel costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does not far off 71 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is at the other end of the spectrum compared to the best in class Volvo V60 2.4L diesel which achieves just over 155 MPG.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 26, which is lower than the BMW 3 Series 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Jaguar XE 2.0L diesel.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.8L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol2.7L diesel
mpg50.4 - 53.339.2 - 51.447.9 - 70.637.7 - 55.443.5 - 44.1
emissions122 - 128128 - 169105 - 156117 - 175167 - 169
tax£125.00£125.00 - £235.00£20.00 - £200.00£235.00 - £30.00£235.00
insuranceGroup 24 - 28Group 26 - 30Group 2 - 43Group 27 - 40Group 27 - 33

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Audi A5: How big is the boot?

You can take your pick of three body shapes with the Audi A5, ranging from the big boot in the hatchback to the smallest in the convertible.

The hatchback can take the most: 4 large bags. The coupe and convertible can take 3 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Volvo V60 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 564 litres.

Is the Audi A5 easy to park?

The Audi A5 is very middle of the road - it fills just over three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the BMW 1 Series.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the A5 is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 125mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the BMW 1 Series.

Which Audi A5 has the best performance?

The fastest Audi A5 from 0-60, is the 3.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 620 lbs/ft torque and 286 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW 1 Series 3.0L petrol, which will beat your Audi A5 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.8L petrol2.0L diesel2.0L petrol2.7L diesel
zeroTo628.97.9 - 8.87.2 - 10.25.8 - 9.17.4 - 7.9
torque250250 - 320320 - 400270 - 370400
bhp150160 - 177136 - 190150 - 252190

What size caravan or trailer, can the Audi A5 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Audi A5 3.0L diesel which has 620 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2100kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.