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Video Review - Audi A5 Sportback Mild Hybrid 2.0 TFSI S tronic (A)
05 Oct 2020  |  Audi Reviews
The Audi A5 merges the athletic looks of a coupe with the practicality of a hatchback. Is there any reason you shouldn't get one? Watch the video to find out!
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Facelift

The Audi A5 Sportback Mild Hybrid was facelifted on Aug 2020. Read more

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   Consumer Reviews of Audi A5 Sportback Mild Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
5/5
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Handling
5/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
5/5 Interior Design
5/5
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Value for money
5/5 Engine Performance
4/5
1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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1 Reviews

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CarbonFalcon
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Elegantly Muscular  Posted on 02 Dec 2020
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Review
The A5 can be personified as a German Hyun Bin. Strikingly handsome, sporty looking, edgy and refined. Perhaps this is why Hyundai design seems ever so Audi-like these days. The sleek Sportback design alone is truly highly desirable - without having the need to put the badge on a pedestal just to impress in-laws.

While the odd-moustached Bayerische creations and even the reverse-engineered Shimoyama shogun aimed for higher power outputs, the A5 kept to its humble & docile roots. Sure for competition's sake, there is the RS5 that feels like Til Schweiger stabbing a shark in a tornado. The A5 however, is a lot more demure and suited for our Southern Orient road cruises.

In mild-hybrid livery, one nice feature in the A5 was how it kept cruise control properly enjoyable without any under-the-hood yodel or burble. While not quite as clean as the IS hybrid, the satisfaction and sharpness of a 7-speed on Swiss VES was a lot more invigorating than a tranquilizing CVT in the former. Perhaps that was why Lexus slapped the new IS300 with an 8-speed, effectively making it an upgraded Infiniti Q60. As the angry German car guy would say with a heavy accent: "Get it right!"

Comfort in the A5 is also top notch. While not quite the E Class, it hits close with its multi-link suspensions. Every inch within touch is also of quality, density and doesn't feel like a sheepish Kia underneath a wolfskin BMW badge.

The ride position is also lower - so there is less roll even when high on caffeine and having bouts of anxiety-fuelled driving. However, this would feel a little tight for bigger drivers even with the seats extended all the way back.

With most makes opting for cheaper manufacturing locations, this one's still assembled alongside the R8, right in Neckarsulm. Little to disappoint. Lots to love.

What I like
Beautiful Sportback Design and sloping roofline
Comfy and high quality interiors
Torque drive and precision
Audi Cockpit and Interface
Mesmerizing Lighting Systems

What I do not like
A little low-riding

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Audi A5 Sportback Mild Hybrid
4.5 stars - based on 1 reviews