Love cars? Climb in the driver's seat for the latest in reviews, advice and picks by our editors.
By Make & Model
We cover it all, click your favorite
The Audi A5 was launched as a sport coupe, but for the 2010 model year, Audi decided to replace the A4 Cabriolet with a convertible model of the A5.
Standard Audi styling language is seen on the front of the car in the form of the big grille and LED parking lights.
The original A5 was launched with a 3.2-liter V-6, but the A5 Cabriolet can only be had with this direct-injected, turbocharged, 2-liter, four cylinder. We found it lacking in power for the A5 Cabriolet.
The roofline of the A5 coupe makes it a thing of beauty, something lacking in the Cabriolet. With the top down, it looks like many other convertible coupes.
Audi calls the cloth top on the car an acoustic top, as it is designed to provide the same noise insulation as a hard top.
This model has Quattro all-wheel-drive, along with a feature called Drive Select, which lets you put the car into a sport mode at the touch of a button.
The interior of this A5 Cabriolet looks luxurious with these cocoa leather seats, but the leather's texture is a little slippery, lessening the luxury feel.
The cabin holds four in reasonable comfort, although the rear seat is a little tight. The trunk space is only slightly impacted by the convertible top.
Quattro all-wheel-drive and advanced suspension technology make the A5 Cabriolet handle very well in the corners, but the engine doesn't provide the push to carry it through.
A six-speed automatic is the only transmission available in the A5 Cabriolet. It works well, but a manual or Audi's DSG would be preferable for sport driving.
Audi's third-generation navigation system incorporates the best-looking maps in the business, with topographic details and 3D rendered buildings.
You can copy music to the car's navigation hard drive, and view the music library by artist, album, and genre.
By contrast, you can browse music on an MP3 CD by file and folder.
The Bang and Olufsen audio system, an option in the A5 Cabriolet, has 14 speakers and a 505 watt amp.
The rearview camera shows trajectory lines, so you can see where the car will go depending on how the wheels are turned.