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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Audi A5 Sportback safety performance hasn’t been separately tested by Euro NCAP, but it’s heavily based on the A4, which has a five-star rating and would perform similarly in a crash. Occupants are well protected with at least six airbags on all cars, standard electronic stability control and anti-whiplash head restraints. There’s also a decent spread of optional safety equipment such as adaptive cruise control (which maintains a set distance with the vehicle in front), a system that warns the driver when another vehicle is in the blindspot and a lane-departure warning system that vibrates the steering wheel if the car crosses a line on the road without indicating.

There are ISOFIX child seat mounting points on the outer rear seats.

This is where the A5 Sportback stands out. Unlike most cars this size, it's a hatchback rather than a saloon and so is able to offer 480 litres of boot space - the same as the A4. But the big advantage is the hatch opening which means it's easier to carry larger loads. And for more awkward items such as bicycles, the rear seats easily split and fold down to boost overall luggage room to 980 litres.

The load area itself is wide and deep with only a small bootlip while there's a clever load cover built into the tailgate itself.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A5 Sportback (09-16).

  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Black Edition Plus equipment

Black Edition Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Black Edition Plus optional equipment
  • DVD

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats

SE Technik equipment

SE Technik standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE Technik optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Heated seats

Technik equipment

Technik standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Technik optional equipment
None available