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Audi A5 Coupe - Practicality & boot space

Form may take precedence over function on the Audi A5, but it’s not completely impractical

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Understandably, the A5 Coupe does make some practicality sacrifices in the name of a rakish, sporty appearance – very few two-door cars are as easy to live with as saloon or five-door hatchback models. However, if you accept that the rear seats are best reserved for occasional use, you’ll find the A5 very easy to live with day-to-day, with a decent sized boot adding to its broad appeal as a luxurious car for weekend trips away.

Audi A5 interior space & storage

While few owners will have any trouble accessing the front of the A5, getting into the back seats can be a bit of a struggle due to that swoopy roof and two-door layout. But once in, you’ll find enough room for a couple of average-sized adults, although anyone over about six feet tall may well find their head brushing the roof sometimes. It’ll prove quite cramped on long journeys.

Audi A5 drivers with young children may be better off with the five-door Sportback model, as the two-door coupe body style makes it difficult to get them in and out. There are two ISOFIX child seat-mounting points, though, if you must have the A5 Coupe over the Sportback or Audi A4.

Boot capacity

The A5’s boot is a bit smaller than the A4 saloon but the 450 litres on offer is by no means stingy compared to the A5’s swoopy rivals. It’s about the same size as the BMW 4 Series Coupe and at least 70 litres more than the Mercedes C-Class Coupe offers. It’s also nigh-on 90 litres more than you’ll find in the Lexus RC Coupe. The A5’s rear seats individually fold if you need to accommodate longer items.

Towing

Being based on the A4, the A5 is a decent tow-car. The 35 TFSI and 40 TFSI petrols can tow a braked trailer weighing 1,500kg up a 12% incline, and the 45 TFSI manages 1,700kg. That’s matched by the entry-level diesel; the 40 TDI can tow 100kg more.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    35 TFSI Sport 2dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £38,950

Most Economical

  • Name
    35 TDI Sport 2dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £41,315

Fastest

  • Name
    S5 TDI 341 Quattro 2dr Tiptronic [Comfort+Sound]
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £54,605

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