2017 Audi A5 Sportback Review


Audi hit upon a winning formula with the A5 Sportback. It offers coupe-like looks, but also the practicality of four passenger doors and a roomy hatchback boot. This opened up the coupe market to a much broader range of people, and helped popularise the stylish A5 range as a result. It’s no wonder so many rivals have since copied the layout…


Body Style: Coupe            Seats: 5                          MRP from £33,050 - £47,000 


Did you know? The Audi A5 Sportback costs exactly the same as the A5 coupe. Buyers thus have a straight choice between two doors or four.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.25/10)

The second-generation Audi A5 Sportback was new for 2017. It builds upon the stylish looks of its predecessor and aims to be even sleeker and better-integrated. The rear doors flow more neatly into the coupe-like roofline, making it even more appealing to those who want stylish space – the sort of practicality-constrained people who might want an A5 Coupe yet would otherwise buy an Audi A4 saloon if the Sportback wasn’t offered. Beautiful inside and with a broad range of abilities, it’s not the most exciting car to drive, but thriving sales suggest people don’t seem to mind.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling