Audi A5 Cabriolet convertible (2009-2017) - Reliability & safety

The Audi A5 Cabriolet is well built and safe

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Owners Rating
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Reliability & safety Rating

3.6 out of 5

The Audi A5 Cabriolet has shown solid reliability during its time on sale. Build quality is good and the coupe version of the car charted well in our Driver Power 2015 owner satisfaction survey.

The car’s safety credentials are also solid, as it comes with a full arsenal of safety equipment and quattro versions have the added grip of four-wheel drive.

Audi A5 Cabriolet reliability

In our Driver Power 2015 owner satisfaction survey, the Audi A5 coupe and finishing 26th out of 200 models. It also finished a highly respectable 16th in the build-quality category, so there shouldn’t be too many issues with its fit and finish.

Yet despite the car’s good score here and Audi’s reputation in this area, some owners have expressed concerns over the quality of parts inside. Audi’s three-year/60,000-mile warranty only goes some way towards addressing these concerns. The fact that extending it is fairly expensive (and even then it only covers you for up to 90,000 miles) isn’t hugely reassuring.

Audi A5 Cabriolet safety

The Audi A5 hasn’t been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, but its A4 saloon sister model has, and it scored the maximum five stars. It’s very likely that the A5 is just as safe and standard safety equipment includes six airbags and electronic stability control, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

There’s also a rest-recommendation system, which analyses your steering, pedal and gearlever inputs. If the system detects a change in your driving patterns, it can warn you visually and audibly that you might need to take a rest.

The Cabriolet is fitted with hidden roll hoops that spring out to protect occupants if the car should ever roll over.

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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