If you landed on this article, chances are you are interested in Audi cars and if you are not, keep reading as below is a detailed review of the most reputable German car manufacturer pinning two of its outstanding vehicles Audi A4 and A5 against each other. This comparison article compares a range of features between the compact executive cars, the Audi A4 coming in saloon and estate body style versus the Audi A5 coming in coupe, cabriolet, and liftback.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of November 2020.)
Audi A4 Audi A5
Capacity / Doors 5 seats / 4 doors Average Fuel Economy 17.84 kmpl 17.2 to 19.2 kmpl6
Key Features Power windows, AC,
Multi-function steering wheel
AC, Fog lights - Front, Anti Lock
Braking System, power steering
Average Used Pricing $930 - $44,960 $2,400 - $43,770
Interior and Exterior Comparison
Concerning th6e 2019 model, let’s explore different comparison features between the Audi A4 and A6.
Audi A4 Premium
Audi A4 comes in different model designs – one being the Audi A4 Premium. It is with no doubt that Audi has among the most sophisticated vehicles making them an excellent brand for executive usage. The Premium comes in standard 17” 5-arm design wheels but also available in 18”10 in the A4 Premium Plus. It comes in the S line exterior appearance that is nicely decorated by Xenon plus LED headlights, power-adjustable heated exterior side mirrors, LED indicators integrated into the side mirrors housing giving it a very appealing look. The interior is nicely designed with leather seating surfaces, heated eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment for the driver, a three-multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, three automatic climate control with a rear display, and to generate more room for cargo, 40/20/40 folding seats. For a quick jump start of the car is a keyless engine start/stop and to keep you entertained is the Audi sound system with ten speakers, 180 watts, and a single CD player. To access information is a 7.0” color drive information system and a 7.0” MMI center infotainment display.
Audi A4 S4 Premium
Unlike the A4 Premium, the S4 comes with 18” 5-spoke-star design wheels in both the Premium and Premium Plus. Body-wise, it comes in the S model-specific front/rear fasciae, S model quad outlets, with the signature Platinum Gray Singleframe grille, full LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic rear turn indicators, and body-color trunk-mounted rear lip spoiler. To assist with on-road surveillance are power-adjustable heated exterior side mirrors and LED turn indicators are integrated into the exterior side mirrors. The interior is fascinating and will get you caught up the minute you step in. It comes with a leather/Alcantara seating surface with contrast diamond stitching and S embossing, heated twelve-way power front S sport seats including four-way power lumbar adjustment, the pneumatic side bolsters, and massage function for driver and passenger. When we tell you it is an outstanding vehicle, this is what we mean. The dashboard is nicely decorated with a three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with S badging and shift paddles.
Audi A4 Allroad Premium
The A4 Allroad is unique in its way. It comes in an 18” 5-V-spoke design with a contrasting Gray/partially polished finish wheel, A4 Allroad exterior appearance-structured Matte contrast cladding, chrome door handle trim, Matte Selenite Siler front-rear bumper trim, and side sill inserts along with the A4 Allroad adaptive damping suspension. For ultimate road visibility, this A4 comes with Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights with dynamic rear turn indicators, power-adjustable heated exterior side mirror, and LED turn indicators integrated into the exterior side mirror housing. The body is designed with raised aluminum roof rails for ease cargo placement. The interior comes with a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, retractable cargo cover, leather seating surfaces, heated eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment for the driver, and a three-zone automatic climate control with rear display.
Now that we have observed different A4 variants, let’s explore what the A5 has to offer.
Audi A5 Premium
It comes with 18” 10-spoke Dynamic design wheels in the Sportback and Cabriolet whilst the Coupe is designed with 18” 5-arm-star design wheels. They are designed with full LED headlights LED taillights with dynamic rear turn indicator, power-adjustable, heated side mirror, LED turn indicators integrated into the exterior side mirror housing. The Coupe comes in the S line exterior appearance, but generally, they all come with dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips, power tailgate on the Sportback model, a three-spoke multifunction wheel with paddles tilt telescopic manually adjustable steering column, heated eight-way power front seats, and four-way power lumbar adjustment for a drive in the Sportback. On the other hand, Coupe and Cabriolet come in heated, ten-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver and passengers. For comfort are front armrests and three-zone automatic climate control with digital rear display. All models come with a keyless engine start/stop system, ambient LED interior lighting package,7.0” color driver information system, and trunk storage package with side nets and four cargo tie-downs.
Audi S5 Premium
Audi leveled up with the S5 as an A5 variant. The body comes with 18” 5-double-spoke-star design wheels, full LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic rear turn indicators, the signature Platinum Gray Singleframe grille, S model-specific front/rear fasciae and side sills, S model quad exhaust outlets, body-colored trunk-mounted rear lip spoiler, power-adjustable, and heated exterior side mirrors. Looking at the interior, it comes with a three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles and S badging, heated twelve-way power front S Sport seats including four-way power lumbar adjustment, the pneumatic side bolsters, and massage function for driver and passenger. The seated surface is available in leather and Alcantara with diamond stitching and S embossing. To set the interior mood is the LED interior lighting package and a panoramic sunroof with Skyview.
Audi RS 5 Premium
The exterior body uniquely comes with 19” 10-spoke-star design wheels, forged with 265/35 R19 summer performance tires, full LED headlights, RS mode-specific front/rear fascia and widened (15+0 front/rear fenders, Matte Aluminum-optic Singleframe grille surround with Quattro script, Matte Aluminum-optic exterior side mirror housings, Matte Aluminum-optic trim around exterior side windows, Matte Aluminum Optic front blade and rear diffuser blade, and Gloss Black trunk-mounted rear lip spoiler and side sills. On the other hand, the RS 5’s interior is nicely designed with a perforated leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with RS badging and shift paddles, heated, twelve-way power front S Sport seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment, extendable thigh support, the pneumatic side bolsters, with massage function and driver seat memory.
A4:The Audi A4 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI Turbocharged engine with 1,984 ccs, 188 hp @ 4,200-6,000 rpm along 236 @ 1,450-4,200 of torque whilst accelerating from 0-60 mph at 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph, all running under a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission.
A4 Allroad:Similar to the A4, the A4 Allroad comes in a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI Turbocharged engine with 1,984 ccs, a 248 hp @5,000-6,000 rpm along 273 @ 1,600-4,500 of torque, an acceleration rate of 5.9 seconds from 0-60mph, in a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Audi S4:The Audi S4 leveled up with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder TFSI Twin-scroll turbocharged engine with 2,995 ccs, powered by a 349 hp @ 5,400-6,400 rpm, a 369 @ 1,370 – 4,500 of torque, and an acceleration of 4.4 seconds from 0-60 mph running under an eight-speed Tip-Tronic automatic transmission.
Audi A5:The A5 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engine offering 1,984 ccs a 248 hp @ 5,000-6,000 along with a 273 @ 1,6000-4,500 of torque, accelerating at either 5.6, 6.0, or 5.7 seconds from 0-60 mph whilst running under a seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive.
Audi S5:The S5 is equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder TFSI engine offering 2,995 ccs, running at 349 hp @ 5,400-6,400 along 369 @ 1,370 – 4,500 of torque and an acceleration rate of either 4.4, 4.8, 4.5 seconds, all operating under am 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive.
RS 5:The RS 5 comes with a 2.9-liter six-cylinder TFSI engine offering 2,894 ccs and a 444hp @ 5,700-6,700 along a 443 @1,900-5,000 of torque with an acceleration ability of 3.7 or 3.8 seconds from 0-60 mph, operating at either 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel-drive or Quattro sport rear differential.
The Audi A4 and A5 are reputable cars that come with many similarities, but on the other hand, both vehicles hold very unique characteristics that make them provide equally remarkable experiences in terms of power, flexibility, comfort, and more. For people who look forward to space and practicality, then the Audi A4 is the go-to car but if you are looking for luggage space, the Audi A5 is the most favorable option. All in all, they are both good vehicles with excellent interiors offering maximum comfort and power while driving.
Written by: Sharon-Rose Emmanuel Nanyaro