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The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback is a unique combination of striking good looks, the practicality of a hatchback and the moves of a sports-sedan all in one sweet package. The A5 Sportback has sweeping lines similar to the A5 coupe, the A4 sedan’s cargo space and four-door layout, as well as the convenience of the rear liftgate of the Q5 SUV. Together they create a vehicle with Euro chic looks, an interior which features high-quality materials and a great-looking minimalist design, powered by a spirited four-cylinder turbocharged engine with nimble sports sedan handling that’s fun to drive. If you want to see how fun it is to drive a 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, head down to Audi Of Tucson.

With its centerfold looks, hatchback versatility and impressive performance, the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback combines playfulness and practicality with loads of driver engagement to create a vehicle people love to drive. All new from the road to the roof, the A5 line of vehicles with the four-door coupe body will be available in the U.S. for the first time. Wrapped in subtly sporty sheetmetal, the new Sportback with its large rear hatch offers easy access to its bigger cargo hold.

The A5 Sportback is offered in three well-equipped trims, the Premium, Premium Plus and the Prestige. The mid-level Premium Plus is a favorite because it comes with LED headlamps, keyless entry, push-button start, heated front seats, a driver’s seat with memory setting, as well as blind-spot monitoring featuring rear cross-traffic alert. Add the Navigation package and you get an 8.3-inch infotainment display, the Virtual Cockpit with its impressive digital gauge cluster and Audi Connect Prime and Connect Plus featuring onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, Google Earth connectivity, live traffic updates and more.

All models of the Audi A5 Sportback come with the German automakers Quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment. They are also all propelled by a smooth and sonorous 2.0-liter, 252 horsepower turbocharged inline-four engine which delivers effortless power, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that quickly and seamlessly shifts gears. Together they deliver superior performance and efficiency. This enables the 2018 Audi A5 to go from zero-to-60 in a flash and outrun most vehicles in its class in quarter-mile testing while getting excellent fuel efficiency.

The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback gets high marks for safety from both ITHS and NHTSA. This vehicle has an array of standard active safety features. They include forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking and pedestrian detection. Upgrade to Premium Plus and get blind-spot monitoring featuring rear cross-traffic alert for preventing rear-end collisions. Prestige models have parking sensors in the front and rear. Add the Driver Assistance package and it includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic-sign recognition and automatic high-beam headlamps.

An incredible sports sedan, the Audi A5 Sportback offers amazing performance, nimble handling, impressive acceleration, exceptional fuel efficiency, wonderful new driver assistance technology, a remarkable 252 horsepower engine and a great ride. This modern sports sedan has a comfortable interior with high-quality materials, high-end features and superb fit and finish. It’s agile, responsive, corners great and can make riding on even broken, potholed, twisty tarmac a joy.

The Audi A3 has recently been voted as the “Best Car For The Money” by US News and World Report. The A3 was part of the small luxury car division of vehicles being judged. The award will be officially given to Audi at the Chicago Auto Show later this year.

The panel of judges considered several points about each vehicle to determine the winner. The Audi A3 ranked first in each area. This is very significant since it is unusual for a vehicle to place first in each designation.

So what makes the A3 the best choice in small luxury vehicles? The judges ranked it a top pick for the following reasons:

Affordable Luxury

The Audi A3 gives its owner every luxury found in the full size sedans offered by Audi. Many car manufacturers produce more affordable vehicles under their brand name, but they also reduce amenities and the overall quality of the vehicle. Audi has not done this with the A3. Judges found the car to be very sporty in appearance, come equipped with many advanced technologies, and be very affordable to operate based on its fuel efficiency.

Premium Features

The A3 has all leather seating with heated front seats, climate control features that allow both driver and passenger to adjust their own settings, a panoramic sun roof, xenon headlights, LED taillights and daytime running lights.

The Audi A3 also has a four cylinder turbocharged engine, a five speed transmission and is an all-wheel drive vehicle. This makes the sporty little car fast and gives it superior handling.


The dashboard is impressive and provides drivers with all the relevant information they need in an easy to read manner. The car also has two USB ports for easy charging while you are driving. Of course, the car comes with a variety of driver assistance technologies.

As with every Audi, the A3 is equipped with the pre-sense front sensors. Buyers can also choose rear cross traffic assist and the Audi virtual cockpit. Touch and smartphone integration options are also available in the Audi A3.

Audi has stated that not all features are available on all models of the A3 and that some of the smartphone integration will only work with compatible devices. Audi further stated that some of the integration systems may also require the downloading of an app to your smart phone to work. It is very important that you compare your device for compatibility with the Audi systems. To truly appreciate the technology in an Audi, take a look at one at Audi Of Tucson.

Design Quality

Improvements to the interior and exterior design of the A3 have also made the judges take notice of the car. Comfort levels for passengers and the driver have significantly improved over the former design, and the outside appearance is sharp and sporty for a small car.

The Audi A3 is a very sharp little car that provides a very good value for your money if you are seeking luxury in a compact car. Overall, the car is very affordable, provides luxury amenities, and has superior fuel efficiency. This makes the car not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate.