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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Audi A5 hasn't been crash tested yet, but the A4 - with which it shares many components - was awarded the maximum five stars in the more stringent Euro NCAP crash test criteria, introduced in 2009. All A5 models have electronic stability control (ESP) and front and side airbags as standard. Quattro all-wheel drive available on top versions can also help stability in slippery conditions.

The benefit of offering a fabric hood as opposed to a metal roof is that it takes up far less room when folded in the boot. This means the A5 Cabriolet offers 360 litres of boot space - identical to the Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet - and considerably more than a BMW 3-Series Convertible. It's easily big enough for a couple of suitcases plus the rear seats can be folded forward increasing space available for those odd occasions when more cargo volume may be needed.

Usefully, the roof can be folded up or down on the move at speeds of up to 30mph - far quicker than most other convertibles with a similar system - and means you don't have to pull over if you caught in a sudden downpour. Instead of a standard handbrake, there's an electric parking brake, operated by a button next to the gear lever.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A5 Cabriolet (09-17).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

S Line Special Edition equipment

S Line Special Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line Special Edition optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

S Line Special Edition Plus equipment

S Line Special Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S Line Special Edition Plus optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat