A Safe, Value-Packed Way to Break the Mold in the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

 

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Last year, our local drivers got their first taste of the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback in its inaugural model year in America. Featuring a fastback-style design similar to that of the A7, it won the hearts and minds of our customers, as well as numerous automotive publications. But where the A5 Sportback may break from the four ring’s visual norm, its recent awards from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) remind all that it’s still an Audi.

A KBB.com Luxury Car “Best Buy”
One quality that Audi imbues in their vehicles is value. With standard safety features like Audi pre sense city and basic, not to mention 35 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its rear hatch and standard leather upholstery, the A5 Sportback doesn’t make you pay for amenities that make a premium car what it is. That approach, along with its impressive performance and sleek styling net it the overall luxury car Best Buy from KBB.

One area that the A5 Sportback continues to surprise is interior space. Although based off the same inner workings of the A4, the fastback’s shape enables it to carry twice the volume of its sedan sibling, and additionally provide a roomier feel. KBB made note of both in its award.

IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors
Changes to the IIHS’ process for certifying their safety ratings has resulted in some automakers getting lower scores than consumers were used to. But thanks to Audi’s emphasis on building safety systems into even it’s entry-level cars, the 2017/2018 lineup has more Top Safety Pick ratings than any other car maker in their competitive set. Among them is the A5 Sportback, which features systems like active lane keep assist, automatic high beam assistance, and rear cross traffic alert.

The A5 Sportback may not adhere to the traditional three-box look of a sedan or hatchback, but it’s clear that it has the same priorities as the rest of our new Audi lineup! If you want to see what it’s sporting and luxury offerings hold, drop us a line at our Glenwood Springs, CO to request a test drive.

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