Although there is no safety rating for the 2023 Audi A5 Sportback from the NHTSA, last year's model is mechanically identical. The NHTSA awarded it an overall rating of five stars though the front crash tests only received four stars. The IIHS has more recent results for the 2023 model, having awarded the vehicle a rating of Good across the board. However, the Top Safety Pick+ award it received for 2022 has yet to be reaffirmed for 2023.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Audi outfits all of its cars with essential safety features. In the case of the A5 Sportback, this includes a rearview camera, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a set of six airbags. Through trim upgrades and available packages, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, a surround-view camera system, and a head-up display can all be added.
|Audi A5 Sportback Trims||Premium 40 TFSI quattro||Prestige 40 TFSI quattro||Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro||S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro||S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro||S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||S||S||O||O||O|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||S||S||O||O||O|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||N/A||N/A||S||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S|
Audi seems to have perfected the A5 Sportback recipe with the latest generation. There was only a single recall issued in 2022, and this was for no image being displayed on the rearview camera. Even though there is no official reliability rating from an organization like J.D. Power, this seems to bode well for the vehicle. If something were to go wrong, the Audi A5 Sportback's warranty runs for four years or 50,000 miles, and powertrain coverage is covered for the same period.
Both the NHTSA and the IIHS regard the A5 Sportback highly. The former has awarded it an overall five-star rating, while the latter scores it Good in every crash-test category.
There are a total of six airbags around the cabin of the A5, with two in the front dash, two on the sides of the front seats, and two running along the roofline.