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Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • Neat roof design
  • Decent-sized boot
  • Seating for four
  • 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet rear seats

    The main thing to note here is the roof takes 15 seconds to open, 18 seconds to close and can operate at speeds up to 31mph; all with one touch of the button located on the central console between driver and front passenger seats. This makes it an incredibly versatile machine – you can raise or lower the roof pulling up to traffic lights if you’re caught short in a squall.

    Inside the car there’s a welcome extra inch of shoulder room between front occupants, but the rear seats are only really suitable for smaller people if six-foot-tall adults are up front. They’re also completely redundant if you use the wind deflector, which is a must if you’re travelling at any sort of speed with the roof down, to keep wind buffeting to a minimum.

    We found headroom impressive with the roof in place too – this isn’t a cramped car in any way unless you’re resigned to sitting in the back for longer periods of time, though it can be quite dark. However, it’s not too bad at all.

    The A5 isn’t a daunting car to drive or manoeuvre, although rear visibility is a little more restricted than the Coupe due to the fabric roof and smaller rear windows.

    2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet boot

    Total boot capacity is 380 litres, while the rear seats split in three and fold forward using levers in the boot to allow longer items to be stowed – however this isn’t available on the S5 Cabriolet. If you want the roof down you’ll have to sacrifice 60 litres of boot room, but handily there’s a switch in there that allows you to drop the box the roof folds into independently, so you can work out whether your cases will fit in any situation before you set off without operating the entire soft-top mechanism.

    Is it safe?

    • Decent standard kit
    • More available as options
    • Coupe achieved 5-star rating

    A stiff body shell and a range of airbags around the cabin mean that fundamentally the Audi A5 Cabriolet is a safe car.

    While it shares many parts with the A4 Saloon and A5 Coupe, Euro NCAP has specified the five-star rating awarded to them does not apply to the Cabriolet, due to its heavier weight. It hasn’t been tested yet. Expect it to perform in a similar way, though.

    As standard you get an automatic parking system and autonomous emergency braking along with cruise control and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps.

    There are a number of packs that can offer extra safety and driver assistance technology. These include:

    Basic equipment

    The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A5 Cabriolet.

    • ABS
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Driver`s airbag
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Front electric windows
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated mirrors
    • Heated seats
    • Isofix child seat anchor points
    • Parking sensors
    • PAS
    • Passenger`s airbag
    • Remote locking
    • Service indicator
    • Side airbags
    • 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
    • Climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Headlight washers
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Sat Nav
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Sports seats

    S Line equipment

    S Line standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Lumbar support
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    S Line optional equipment
    • Climate control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Space saver spare wheel

    S5 equipment

    S5 standard equipment
    • Climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Headlight washers
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Sat Nav
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Sports seats
    S5 optional equipment
    None available

    SE equipment

    SE standard equipment
    • Climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Leather seat trim
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Space saver spare wheel
    SE optional equipment
    None available

    Sport equipment

    Sport standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Sat Nav
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Sports seats
    Sport optional equipment
    • Climate control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Partial leather seat trim

    Vorsprung equipment

    Vorsprung standard equipment
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    Vorsprung optional equipment
    • Space saver spare wheel