Audi A5 Coupe (2016 -) Safety & Reliability

Review by Adam Binnie on
Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017
4.6
The original Audi A5 Coupe has gone down as something of a style icon among fans of the brand, but its subtle looks were at times hard to distinguish from the four-door A4, particularly in Sportback form. You can’t say the same for the more brutish new model though.

5 out of 5

Safety

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Both the A4 and the Q7 gained the full five stars from Euro NCAP, so while the A5 hasn’t been rated yet, we can be pretty confident it’ll do well.

There’s plenty of safety kit on offer including active lane assist, adaptive cruise control, Pre Sense City emergency stop and multi-collision brake assist filling the roster.

4.2 out of 5

Reliability

This is an important car for Audi so you can be sure it’s been designed and built to the highest order. It also shares a lot of kit with other vehicles in the range, from drivetrains to interior components, so you can buy with confidence.

As with the A4, our only concern would be surrounding the Virtual Cockpit system and some of the electrics, which proved problematic in some early Audi TT models.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported