2021 Audi A5 Coupe

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2021 Audi A5 Coupe Review: Suave State of Affairs

by Aiden Eksteen

There's plenty allure in a car that exudes a charming and avante garde design that's been refined into a compact coupe composition - something the 2021 Audi A5 Coupe pulls off impeccably. While its suave aesthetic regales the eyes, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine invigorates the soul. Combined with a mild-hybrid system, the unit generates up to 261 horsepower for the coupe's quattro all-wheel-drive system. A beguiling presence, fun and balanced performance, and a contemporary interior have the 4-door A5 Coupe put on a winsome act alongside the likes of the contentious BMW 4 Series Coupe and the enduring Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.

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2021 Audi A5 Coupe Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2020 Audi A5 Coupe?

The 2021 Audi A5 Coupe enjoys all the benefits stemming from the 2020 refresh and adds a few more standard features for the new year. First and foremost, the A5 Coupe receives a power increase of 13 hp, as well as a 12-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicle system. The Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay, lane departure warning, and an integrated toll module (ITM) is now standard equipment. The optional Convenience package now adds a heated steering wheel and front/rear parking sensors. The Premium Plus trim gets standard adaptive cruise control with active lane assist, a top-view camera system, and a hands-on detection steering wheel. Finally, the Black optic package that can be optioned onto the Audi A5 2-door coupe now includes an available black-painted roof.

Pros and Cons

  • Enjoyable and balanced drive dynamics
  • Sophisticated and upscale aesthetic
  • Contemporary and user-friendly tech
  • Exceptional safety rating and reliability
  • Value-packed and cheaper than rivals
  • Cabin is relatively confined
  • Options are quite expensive
  • Relatively impractical trunk

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2021 Audi A5 Coupe Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Premium 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
Prestige 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
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2021 A5 Coupe Exterior

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  • Length 184.9 in
  • Wheelbase 108.8 in
  • Height 54.0 in
  • Max Width 72.7 in
  • Front Width 62.5 in
  • Rear Width 61.7 in
  • Curb Weight 3,715.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Daytona Gray Metallic +$595
  • District Green Metallic +$595
  • Glacier White Metallic +$595
  • Navarra Blue Metallic +$595
  • Tango Red Metallic +$595
  • Mythos Black Metallic +$595
  • Ibis White
  • Turbo Blue

2021 A5 Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

2021 A5 Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 41.3 in
  • Front Head Room 37.4 in
  • Rear Leg Room 32.7 in
  • Rear Head Room 36.1 in

2021 A5 Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    10.9 ft³

2021 A5 Coupe Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 80,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2021 Audi A5 Coupe A Good car?

At the 2021 Audi A5 Coupe's price of just $44,000, it's one of the easiest premium cruisers in the USA to recommend. It's an eye-catching and contemporary coupe that offers enjoyable and luxurious driving characteristics, along with frugal gas mileage returns. Its cabin is modern, well-built, and reasonably ergonomic. It's also brimming with advanced features, Audi's virtual cockpit deserving special mention. Though not quite as proficient and poised perhaps as the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the Audi is certainly polished and luxurious. The turbo-four never fails to impress and its 261 hp should prove to be sufficient for most casual drivers. Yes, its back seats are rather confined, but this is typically the case with premium compact coupes, with the same being true for trunk space. Though the sportback body style does help a bit with the latter. The IIHS's review of the 2021 Audi A5 Coupe resulted in a consummate crashworthiness and safety rating, which, along with the A5's high reliability expectations, augment its appeal and value within the classification. The second-gen A5 Coupe is a phenomenal vehicle and one well-worth considering if you're looking for a flashy yet dependable and value-rich premium coupe.

What Audi A5 Coupe Model Should I Buy?

Pricing for the entry-spec Premium model is below that of both the BMW 4 Series Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, but it's the mid-spec Premium Plus we'd recommend. The Premium Plus comes with some sweet visual improvements such a Matrix-design LED headlights, and leatherette trim on the center dash. These come along with a selection of additional desirable features, including Audi's virtual cockpit plus, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, wireless charging, and SiriusXM radio connectivity. Above everything else, the Plus also comes with a better consignment of driver-assists and safety systems including front and rear parking sensors, a top view camera system, and vehicle exit warning.

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