Last year, Audi completely redesigned its popular A4 sedan, which is one of our favorites in the extremely competitive entry level luxury sedan segment. This year the German automaker turned its attention to the 2018 Audi A5, which gets many of the same improvements.
Available as a coupe, a convertible and now a striking four-door hatchback, the new A5 is basically the A4’s sexier sibling — the one that likes to party. Now in its second generation, and completely redesigned this year with measurable improvements in style, luxury, performance, technology, and fuel efficiency, Audi has taken the A5 to another level of desirability. It competes head-to-head with the BMW 4 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but unlike the BMW and the Benz, Audi also equips every A5 model with standard all-wheel drive.