Audi A5 Sportback hatchback (2009-2016): owner reviews

“The Audi A5 Sportback is due to be replaced soon, but its saloon-like practicality and coupe-style good looks still appeal.”

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Other (4 cases)

Review 1 of 31

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.4 hybrid electron 5 dr

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28.3
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a great car, great for short trips, but electrics are problem. Everything else is OK.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfect
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
Have owned for 2 years with no major problems. A bit heavy on front tyres.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
not broken down yet!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 TDI SE TECHNIK 5DR HATCHBACK DSL

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Audi's DSG auto gearbox and modern electrics are good – the tyre pressure monitoring has has saved me. I don't like the electric dipstick which shows if oil needs to be added but doesn't say how much. The manual states 0.50 Litres but I would like it to measure the oil level well before, perhaps with a gauge on the screen so it can become part of a weekly check. My previous A4 could check all the lights, oil, computers, and battery state with the press of one button – this car only can check one item only at a time. The tailgate lifts higher than my garage door, it would be good if you could set how far it opens. Water runs from the tailgate into the boot if it's open when it's raining, too. Mine is an automatic with sports mode and a manual override – I only drive it in automatic mode as that's what an automatic is for.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 diesel

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Tell us what you think about your car?
Beautiful well built car. My first Audi but not my last. Recently drove 700 miles mainly on motorways and achieved 54 mpg, regularly drive 12 miles to work on a roads etc and acheive over 60 mpg. Although a diesel can cope with any situation as drives well and can soon build a head of steam.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 tdi quattro

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car, best I've had and a pleasure to drive. No reliability issues (touch wood).
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

22.8
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE 2.0 TDI Multitronic 177

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
+Still a head turner in SE trim. +Very smooth and comfortable ride. +Engine is quiet and economical, but has enough torque to manoeuvre comfortably on the motorway. +Cabin is well laid out and uses quality materials. +So far no mechanical or electrical problems. +Will do about 500 miles on a £75 tank if you drive sensibly. +Did I mention how pretty the car is? Pillar less doors and flowing lines... -Audi are stingy with the options, it can feel a bit basic compared to most modern cars. -Paint had an "orange peel" effect in places upon delivery. -Steering feels a bit disconnected. -Front end was a bit hard to judge at first. -Low clearance means you need to be extra careful on unkept or high speed bumps. It is worth paying extra for an S-Line model. You get the Xenon/LED lights which look amazing, more stylish wheels, better seats and now navigation as standard (usually a £1500+ option) All of which you will be kicking yourself for missing out on as they are difficult and expensive to retrofit.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

TDI

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car is less than 1 year old and has had a seal leak which put water on to the parking brake control unit, which then had to be replaced. The first thing the technician said to me when I dropped off the car was "had it been raining". Not the quality I had expected when buying from Audi.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems with the car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
few niggles, one call out to RAC as car was unusable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
it has been very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excessive oil consumption , 1500 miles to 1litre of oil, Various sensors changed as were faulty Also it has no dipstick . Just so very infuriating when the sensor to tell you ow much oil is in it is also faulty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
ok so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
To date never had fault that has not enabled car to be driven.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
It hasn't broken down - but then a car less than two years old with a premium price tag shouldn't. There are a few minor niggles though, such as the windscreen washer jets which the dealer can't seem to get right. Plus the car is losing oil.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never broke down but needed a replacement clutch because of judder.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Every aspect of the vehicle has worked as expect from day one.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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