2019 Audi A5 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The new Audi A5 is highly ranked among luxury car lovers. What’s not to love about a sedan with all-wheel drive capability and excellent fuel consumption? On top of that, the 2019 Audi A5 has a revamped cabin and a refined interior. Where in the world would one find a top performing luxury sedan that offers its customers LED headlights as a standardized feature without paying any extra cash? This car is quite unique and worth a review.
What’s New for the 2019 Audi A5
Audi decided to discontinue the manual transmission version. As such, all 2019 A5s have an automatic transmission that also enables them to have better fuel economy. In addition, the new A5 comes with a larger variety of engine models; most notably the RS 5s trim level.
Other new features include a more versatile design and more cargo space – it has a 465 L of cargo space. The new A5 also comes with an optional Black Optic Plus Package that allows the exterior to be customized according the needs of the driver. One interesting thing about this package is the incredible black detailing which is one of the colors the driver can use to customize the car.
There is also an optional sports suspension package and 19-inch wheels for the summer season. Other notable additions include self-parking, rear-parking sensors, and blind spot monitoring.
The Interior is Something Else
As is the tradition with most Audis, the interior of the 2019 Audi A5 achieves that luxurious feel without trying so hard to impress. Quality high-end materials are all over the space. What makes the scene even more captivating is how all the accessories and gadgets seem to fit together perfectly. Regardless of which trim level one decides to buy, leather seats are standard. However, for those that want something different, they can go for Nappa or Milano leather.
The 2019 Audi A5 also comes equipped with a standard 7’’ MMI infotainment display that is controlled by a rotary dial. The infotainment system also has HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice command activation, Bluetooth connectivity, 2 USB-ports, and a 10-speaker audio system.
The sport back models can sit 5 people while the convertible and coupe model sits 4 people. All models come with standard leather upholstery and front seats that are adjustable in 8 different ways for maximum comfort. Other interesting seat options include front sports seats, 10-way power adjustable front seats, ventilated front seats, and heated back seats.
One of the most impressive interior features of the 2019 Audi A5 is the cabin space. Unlike other luxury small vehicles, the new A5 has one of the largest cargo areas – it’s approximately 21.8 ft3 for the 5-door sportback model. After one fold’s down the back seats, the cargo space increases to 35 ft3.
Available Trim Levels
The 2019 Audi A5 has 4 main different trim levels: Premium, Premium-Plus, Prestige, and RS 5. On top of that, these trim levels come in 3 body styles: five-door sportback, convertible, and coupe. Although the trims have different features, they have one thing in common – they have the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
Some of the standard features in the Premium trim package include power-adjustable front seats, panoramic sunroof, push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Audi Pre Sense Basic, collision warning, pedestrian detection, climate control, heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors, automatic emergency breaking, and a power trunk. The coupe and sportback Premium start selling from $44,200 while the convertible goes for $51,200.
Apart from the features found in the Premium trim, the Premium-Plus includes proximity keyless entry, vehicle exit warning, hand-free trunk, Audi Pre Sense Rear, an upgraded infotainment system that has a 8.3” display, wireless device charging, satellite radio, and handwriting recognition. The sportback and coupe start selling at $48,600 while the convertible sells from $55,600.
The Prestige trim level comes equipped with adaptive cruise control, a 360 degree parking camera, Bang and Olufsen audio system, lane and turn assist, stop and go traffic jam assist, head-up display and lane departure warning. The price for the coupe and sportback versions starts from $52,300 while the convertible goes for $59,300.
The RS 5 comes in 2 body shapes: sportback and coupe. What this trim level has is power. It has a twin-turbo charged 2.9 liter V6 engine capable of churning out 444hp. It has an eight-speed AT transmission. The price for this trim level starts at $74,200.
The new A5 responds well to sharp turns and corners. It grips the road well and allows the driver to be confident at any speed. The suspension is also great allowing the passengers to experience a smooth ride throughout the journey regardless of the condition of the road surface.
The sportback turbo-charged 2 liter four cylinder engine releases 252 hp, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. One would expect that because the car is so fast, it compromises on fuel economy, but that’s not the case. The 2019 Audi A5 consumes an impressive 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the speedway. The RS 5 consumes 27 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city.
The new A5 offers a mix of luxury and sports. It’s quick, safe, and elegant. This is a car for anyone that wants to experience something different with modern luxury small cars.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Audi A5 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Audi A5 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.