Used Car: 2013 Audi A5 Review
The 2013 Audi A5 gets good fuel economy for the class and reviewers liked its premium cabin materials and poised handling, but some were let down by its complicated infotainment system.
Most critics were pleased with the acceleration provided by the 2013 Audi A5’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine, though some noted that acceleration off the line is sluggish. The S5 model has a supercharged V6 engine, while the high-performance RS5 model comes with a V8. All-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission are standard in the A5 coupe, and an eight-speed automatic is available. The cabriolet (convertible) model comes standard with front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission (CVT). The 2013 A5 coupe gets an EPA-estimated 20/30 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission, which is good for an upscale coupe. Test drivers noted that the A5’s ride is firm, but comfortable. While reviewers wrote that the Audi A5 is more of a luxury cruiser than a sports car, they added that it has no trouble handling twisty roads. The A5’s strong brakes and accurate steering also impressed critics.
Reviewers reported that the 2013 Audi A5 has an elegant interior design and top-notch materials. As with most coupes and convertibles, the A5’s rear-seat space disappointed critics. However, the coupe has a larger trunk than most rivals, as does the convertible when its top is lowered. Standard features in the 2013 A5 coupe include a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, satellite radio and Audi’s MMI infotainment system. Available features include Bluetooth, an iPod input, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, navigation and Audi Connect, which is a subscription-based Internet Wi-Fi system. Some reviewers noted that it takes several steps to make simple adjustments to Audi’s MMI system.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2013 Infiniti G37 is available in coupe and convertible body styles, and test drivers liked its agile handling and powerful standard V6. The G37’s user-friendly audio and navigation controls and sleek interior design also drew praise from critics.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 coupe has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and gets great fuel economy for the class. The C-Class appealed to critics with its quiet, comfortable ride and top-quality interior materials when it was new.