2018 Audi A5 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New in the 2018 Audi A5?
The A5 has been revamped from top to bottom, starting with a longer silhouette and revised front end with a sharper hexagon shape. The hood has been updated with sweeping curves that create an aggressively sculpted appearance. Reflective strips have also been added to the rear bumper. Inside, you'll be treated to an entirely new design, with luxurious, soft-touch materials.
Trims and Features
The 2018 Audi A5 is available as either a Sportback hatchback, which seats five, or the four-seater coupe or convertible model. Drivers who want plenty of cargo space should go for the Sportback to take advantage of 21 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 35 cubic feet with the second row folded flat.
The base model of the A5, Premium, is equipped with the Audi dual-screen infotainment system, featuring a 7-inch display and 7-inch touchscreen. Integrate your smartphone effortlessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other standard tech features include two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a 10-speaker audio system. You can upgrade to the Convenience Package and/or the Navigation and Telematics package for additional features. Every A5 is appointed with leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, and a power sunroof.
Choose the Premium Plus trim for all that plus a hands-free trunk release, heated front seats, and your choice of the Navigation and/or Warm Weather package.
The Prestige trim adds Audi's virtual cockpit system, a head-up display, a 360-degree camera, navigation, and a premium 19-speaker sound system.
The next step up is the S5 Premium Plus, which is equipped with a more powerful V6 along with an eight-speed automatic transmission and sport-tuned suspension. Otherwise, it mirrors the features and options of the A5 Premium Plus. The S5 Prestige also has the more powerful engine and a few additional options.
2018 Audi A5 drivers have two powerful engines to choose from, both new for the 2018 model year. The standard is a 252-horsepower four-cylinder, while the S5 trim is treated to a V6 that delivers 354 horses. With the base engine, you'll get an EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway miles per gallon. You'll enjoy excellent handling with Audi's exclusive Quattro all-wheel-drive system, especially if you choose the S5 trim with its sports suspension.
The redesigned A5 has earned a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The new model has not yet been rated by the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety.
Each 2018 Audi A5 is equipped with the brand's PreSense Basic system, which prefers the vehicle to protect the passengers in the case of an inevitable crash. The PreSense City system, which automatically brakes for pedestrians and other obstacles in the path, is also standard.
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.