2017, 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 2017
Overall, the 2017 Audi A5 is very similar to the prior model year. The A5 does have some major changes and improvements to its interior, including some new tech and safety features that are now considered standard. However, the body and style overall are not much different from the 2016 model year.
Trim Levels Available
The 2017 Audi A5 comes standard with only one trim level, which is the base luxury coupe. However, it can be upgraded to be a convertible, which is ideal for warmer climates. Drivers that are looking for more luxury and power out of their Audi coupe would likely consider upgrading it to the S5, which is also available for the 2017 model year.
Package Upgrade Options
While there is only one trim level available, there are still plenty of options to choose from. Drivers will have the ability to choose from a few different tech and luxury packages. The base package is known as the Convenience Package, which comes well equipped with keyless entry, heated front seats, and remote start.
Those that are looking for a bit more tech features will likely consider upgrading to the Technology Package, which includes adaptive headlights, a blind spot monitoring system, and rearview camera. The A5 also offers a Sport package for those looking for more driving ability and a Black Optic Package, which can provide more exterior style. Each of these packages can be purchased either individually or in a combination.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency
The 2017 Audi A5 comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that is able to produce nearly 220 horsepower. While this may be less than other luxury vehicles, it is more than sufficient for a car of this size. Furthermore, the A5 gets average fuel efficiency of 26 miles per gallon. Those that would like to upgrade to all wheel drive will see fuel efficiency drop slightly to 25mpg.
Critics and consumers have reported that the A5 has a positive driving experience. It’s handling is reportedly a positive, particularly when it is upgraded to the Sport Package. The A5 also comes standard with a lot of luxury and tech features, which makes it a more comfortable car to drive. Safety ratings for the A5 have also been positive compared to other cars in its class.
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.