2021 Audi A5

The demure and suave 2021 Audi A5 may be the best-looking car in Audi's lineup. It's also one of the brand's most versatile nameplates: buyers can get it as either a hatchback, coupe, or convertible. If that's not enough, all three body styles are also available in hotted-up S5 guise.

For 2021, all A5 models now come standard with lane-departure warnings, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a built-in toll transponder. Audi has also responded to the popularity of the hatchback Sportback model by introducing a cheaper version that's powered by what Audi calls the 40 TFSI. It's Audi's term for a 201-horsepower turbo-4.

This lower-output turbo-4 slots in under the 45 TFSI, which is a 261-hp turbo-4 that was previously standard. To put some room between the two engines, the 45 TFSI now makes 13 more horsepower than last year. Both turbo-4s utilize 12-volt mid-hybrid technology and pair up with all-wheel drive and a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic.

The 45 TSI can't be called slow, but it's no match for the S5's turbocharged V-6. This engine displaces 3.0 liters and makes 349 hp. Like the turbo-4s, all wheel drive is standard. An 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is used in place of the 7-speed gearbox.

The 40 TFSI hasn't yet been tested by the EPA, but expect it to be the most efficient choice. The 45 TFSI shouldn't stray from last year's ratings of 24 mpg city, 32 highway, 27 combined. The S5 should be expected to return the same 23/30/27 mpg it posted last year.

All A5 and S5 models come standard with automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warnings, while features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and active lane control are all available or standard on higher trims.

The 2021 A5 hasn't yet been tested for crashworthiness, but the 2020 models received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and aced the battery of tests administered by the IIHS.
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The demure and suave 2021 Audi A5 may be the best-looking car in Audi's lineup. It's also one of the brand's most versatile nameplates: buyers can get it as either a hatchback, coupe, or convertible. If that's not enough, all three body styles are also available in hotted-up S5 guise.

For 2021, all A5 models now come standard with lane-departure warnings, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a built-in toll transponder. Audi has also responded to the popularity of the hatchback Sportback model by introducing a cheaper version that's powered by what Audi calls the 40 TFSI. It's Audi's term for a 201-horsepower turbo-4.

This lower-output turbo-4 slots in under the 45 TFSI, which is a 261-hp turbo-4 that was previously standard. To put some room between the two engines, the 45 TFSI now makes 13 more horsepower than last year. Both turbo-4s utilize 12-volt mid-hybrid technology and pair up with all-wheel drive and a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic.

The 45 TSI can't be called slow, but it's no match for the S5's turbocharged V-6. This engine displaces 3.0 liters and makes 349 hp. Like the turbo-4s, all wheel drive is standard. An 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is used in place of the 7-speed gearbox.

The 40 TFSI hasn't yet been tested by the EPA, but expect it to be the most efficient choice. The 45 TFSI shouldn't stray from last year's ratings of 24 mpg city, 32 highway, 27 combined. The S5 should be expected to return the same 23/30/27 mpg it posted last year.

All A5 and S5 models come standard with automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warnings, while features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and active lane control are all available or standard on higher trims.

The 2021 A5 hasn't yet been tested for crashworthiness, but the 2020 models received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and aced the battery of tests administered by the IIHS.
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Retail Price

$41,800 - $50,400 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine I-4
MPG Up to 25 city / 34 highway
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 7-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Power 201 - 261 hp
Drivetrain quattro all wheel
Curb Weight 3,715 - 4,045 lbs
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