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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

As you'd expect of an Audi, the build quality of the cabin is superb with high quality materials used throughout and an upmarket feel. The driving position is spot-on and there's masses of adjustment in both the seats and steering column which moves for height and reach. Everything works with real precision and the main controls are all easy to use, although the climate control functions can be a little fiddly at times.

An electric parking brake means space is freed up on the central console and all models come with a colour screen and a central dial via which all the stereo and sat-nav (where chosen) functions can be controlled.

Audi A5 Comfort levels are pretty impressive. Thanks to a longer wheelbase than the A4 saloon, along with extra width, the Sportback has plenty of room in the back, even for taller passengers. That said, with the front seats slid all the way back, legroom is dramatically cut - but it's still better than most cars this size, aside from the Skoda Superb.

The coupe shape means wind noise is very low, even at high speeds, while excellent noise insulation and refined engines make the cabin serenely comfortable. The seats are exceptionally good and S line versions get sports seats which offer extra side support; ideal for more enthusiastic cornering.