Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Audi S5 Sportback New. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the Audi S5 Sportback New is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a time, you may get the Audi S5 Sportback New with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly Audi S5 Sportback New Hybrid. On the highway, the Audi S5 Sportback New is comfortable and compliant. Audi S5 Sportback New also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Audi S5 Sportback New with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Audi S5 Sportback New offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from over the way.
The Audi S5 Sportback New is as competent while they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the Audi S5 Sportback New might you should be the sedan for you.
The Audi S5 Sportback New is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Audi S5 Sportback New Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features located on the upper trim levels can be included with the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Audi S5 Sportback New stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is straightforward to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Audi S5 Sportback New features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat do not need to be scooted completely forward.