Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6

Should you buy an Audi A5 Cabriolet?

Absolutely – the A5 Cabriolet is our favourite convertible car. Not only does it look great, but the interior is beautifully built and feels a cut above the cabins of its closest rivals. There’s even room for four, while the boot is a more than reasonable size for most buyers. It’s also good to drive with a wide range of powertrain options that aren’t too costly to run unless you go for the top-spec S5 Cabriolet. 

Even so, it’s incredibly refined with the roof up, so it’s usable throughout the winter, so there’s little compromise in going for a soft-top over the coupe. And what you do gain is the ability to enjoy the sun on those rarest of bright summer days. To keep you warm, standard-fit heated seats and a neck warmer aid with comfort on those days anyway. 

The amount of kit available across the range is comprehensive, with engines and trim levels to suit all kinds of needs. In actual fact, though, we think the 40 TFSI is all you’d need. Its relaxed nature really suits the A5 and lets you just waft around, but it’s punchy enough to make light work of long journeys. 

If you do need a bit more excitement, the S5 is well worth a look. It’s not a hard-edged performance car, but it’s a great long-distance cruiser with plenty of muscle under the bonnet when you do want to rev things up a bit. We certainly think the A5 Cabriolet is worth a look over the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet and BMW 4 Series Convertible

2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet rear