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Audi A5 Cabriolet - Reliability & safety

There are few worries about safety with the Audi A5 Cabriolet and the brand maintains a good name, despite variable owner feedback

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The Audi name has always been synonymous with quality, desirability and cars that hold their value well. However, the truth is that the company doesn’t always seem to offer a faultless customer experience It’s big on safety, though, and the A5 Cabriolet carries much of today’s most up-to-date crash-avoidance technology.

Audi A5 Cabriolet reliability

Although the latest A5 Cabriolet was brand new from the ground up, every aspect is derived from tried-and-tested technology. The quattro four-wheel-drive system is known for its reliability and effectiveness and the engines are shared by the Audi A4, a car expected to sustain high mileages.

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It’s disappointing that Audi only managed to place 22nd out of 29 manufacturers scrutinised in our 2022 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. This put them a single place above Mercedes but six places behind BMW for overall satisfaction. Audi does seem to keep buyers content with high build quality though.

Safety

It’s unlikely that the independent crash safety experts at Euro NCAP will ever put the A5 Cabriolet through its rigorous testing regime, but since it shares much of its structure with the Audi A4 saloon, it seems fair to draw parallels with that five-star-rated car.

This reassures us that an A5 Cabriolet should be a very safe way to travel, particularly when you take note of the long list of safety features fitted as standard, with more available optionally. Crucially, all models have ‘pre-sense city’, an autonomous emergency braking system that’s able to bring the car to a safe halt if an obstacle is detected in your path.

A driver assistance package is also available, including active cruise control, collision avoidance assistance and road-sign recognition.

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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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