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2022 Audi A5 Coupe Review: A Class Act

The Audi A5 Coupe slots into the two-door compact luxury coupe class and offers seating for four adults, but it is so much more than that classification; it looks gorgeous, offers plenty of power, and is packed with premium technology. Power is provided by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 261 horsepower which gets sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The A5 Coupe goes up against rivals such as the controversial new BMW 4 Series Coupe and older, yet still classy, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. This Audi delivers on good looks, a stunning interior, impressive performance, and usable trunk space for a price lower than the competition - in base form - putting the four-ringed brand in a prime spot. If it's a relaxed executive coupe you are looking for, our A5 Coupe review uncovers why the Audi is perfect for the job.

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2022 Audi A5 Coupe Changes: What’s the difference vs the 2021 Audi A5 Coupe?

After its 2020 refresh and the addition of mild-hybrid technology in 2021, the 2022 A5 Coupe stays mostly the same. All trims get the previously optional sport suspension that is nearly an inch lower to the ground as standard equipment and an additional 19-inch wheel design has become available. Android Auto is now wireless too. The optional Black Optic package is replaced by the Black Optic Plus package that is more expensive and adds several features. The other packages and options have also been streamlined.

Pros and Cons

  • Stunning looks
  • Solid tech
  • Ample performance
  • Balanced driving dynamics
  • Cheaper than main rivals
  • Cramped interior
  • Pricey options
  • Small trunk

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2022 Audi A5 Coupe Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$46,000
S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$46,000
S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$46,000
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2022 A5 Coupe Exterior

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Dimensions

  • 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

2022 A5 Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

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

Handling and Driving Impressions

It should be noted right from the start that the 2-door A5 is not a focused sports car. Unlike its RS-badged siblings, the A5 Coupe takes on a more laidback, yet still sporty, driving style that matches the rest of its offering perfectly. This car can be relaxed when needed, and sharp enough when the time comes. Out on city roads, the suspension can feel taught but is never overly crashy, and road imperfections won't break your neck unless you go for the larger 19-inch wheels, in which case things start to get a bit rough. Throw the A5 around the corners, and you can feel that it's not a 4-door: it changes direction with confidence, and its quattro AWD system always keeps things in check. Through a long sweeping corner, mid-corner bumps are dealt with decisively. Steering response is good if a tad over-assisted, but that is to be expected in this class. Dynamic mode tightens up the steering, but not overly so. On the highway, the A5 is a wonderful companion and bumps are soaked up without hesitation.

The standard sport suspension lowers the car by nearly an inch, but it comes to the detriment of ride quality on the optional 19-inch wheels. The A5 Coupe is not a sports car, but it comes close in terms of dynamic ability.

2022 A5 Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

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

2022 A5 Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    10.9 ft³

2022 A5 Coupe Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • 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 2022 Audi A5 Coupe A Good Car?

The Audi A5 Coupe does precisely what it says on the label. It's a beautiful car without a doubt. Whether it's prettier than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is arguable, but it stands up to the rest of the class with its head held high. The interior of this car is up to scratch and feels every bit as luxurious as the BMW 4 Series Coupe. Interior space is good in the front, but naturally, it gets tight in the back, and we wouldn't recommend six-footers try and squeeze in there. On the road, the A5 is a comfortable cruiser with hints of sportiness, but it doesn't overwhelm the overall driving experience. It handles with composure and can even be considered fun when flung around with vigor. Performance from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger is good and should be enough for most. Cargo space is on the limited side but still compares favorably with competitors such as the C-Class Coupe. There are lots of standard features on offer, and the driver assistance features are impressive, especially on the top two trims. The A5 Coupe is competitively priced and comes highly recommended.

2022 Audi A5 Coupe Comparisons

BMW 4 Series Coupe CarBuzz
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Daimler AG
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Audi A5 Coupe261 hp24/32 mpg$46,700
BMW 4 Series Coupe 255 hp25/34 mpg$47,400
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe 255 hp22/31 mpg$47,850

2022 Audi A5 Coupe vs BMW 4 Series Coupe

The 4 Series Coupe is a brilliant-looking thing - if you can stomach the large grille - and is by far the more driver-focused car here. Power comes in the form of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 255 hp and 294 lb-ft or a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six kicking out 382 hp and 369 lb-ft. The BMW can be had in RWD guise, which adds significantly to its purist driving appeal. At its best, the 4 Series will achieve 25/34/28 mpg city/highway/combined. On the road, the BMW feels alive and not so biased towards cruising as the Audi. The interior is on par in terms of quality, and the BMW also offers more interior space, especially in the back where the A5 can feel tight. On top of that, the 4 Series Coupe provides more trunk space. Get the BMW if driver enjoyment is high on your list.

See BMW 4 Series Coupe Review

2022 Audi A5 Coupe vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is, without a doubt, the better-looking car, and exudes style and grace from every angle. This Benz is also powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Power is plentiful and the C-Class Coupe earns nearly identical gas mileage figures of 24/33/27 mpg city/highway/combined for the RWD model. The C-Class interior is more opulent and features tons of standard features, and manages to beat the Audi on standard driver assistance features. Interior space is good but it also suffers from cramped rear seats. On the road, the Benz is not a sports car but feels as planted and happy to cruise. The Mercedes-Benz is more of a show stopper, which makes it the better coupe.

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