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Audi A5 Cabriolet - Practicality & boot space

Usual convertible limitations supply, but the A5 Cabriolet is still a useful family car

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A convertible is usually chosen by buyers placing enjoyment above practicality, however the A5 Cabriolet does have decent space inside and can carry passengers on shorter journeys without fuss. You won’t be shifting any wardrobes without a trailer, but Audi offers a range of accessories so that lifestyle items such as mountain bikes can be hauled safely.

Audi A5 Cabriolet interior space & storage

A criticism of the original Audi A5 Cabriolet was that rear seat room was less than generous, and while still subject to the same design constraints as that car, the latest A5 is markedly more comfortable for those in the back.

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Headroom is a little more restricted when the roof is up than in the coupe, but there’s more space for passengers’ knees by way of compensation. This gives taller occupants more slouching room if they need it. Front-seat passengers, meanwhile, should have no shortage of space, and the driver has plenty of room to use all the controls.

Boot space

Although the awkward shape of the A5 Cabriolet’s boot will limit the size and shape of each individual piece of luggage, its total volume is impressive at a class-leading 380 litres. This reduces to 320 litres when the roof is lowered. By comparison, the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet offers just 260 litres with the roof down and 335 with it in place. A5 buyers may need to use soft luggage, but you’ll be surprised at just how much you can cram in there.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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