Jaw-dropping power and style is never far away when you drive a luxury Audi. When it comes to the 2022 Audi A4 sedan and the A5 coupe, your Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly, MA, travels will heighten to previously unheard-of levels.

To help you decide which German-engineered luxury compact Audi is right for you, we at Audi Peabody have created this Audi A5 vs. A4 review. Ready to get started? Let's jump right in!

Audi A5 vs A4: Dimensions

Everyone knows that size matters in your vehicle, especially for a luxury brand like Audi. Let's explore the interior and exterior dimensions to see how the 2022 Audi A4 vs. 2022 Audi A5 measure up.

Comfort With Interior Dimensions

Your comfort is key to the Audi driving experience. In order to travel comfortably around town, you'll need your Audi to be large enough for everyone to stretch out. How do the dimensions of these Audi vehicles stack up? Let's take a look!

With the Audi interior dimensions of either model, you and three passengers can sit back and relax in the space offered:


Audi A5

Audi A4

Headroom: front/rear

37.4/36.1 in.

37.3/37.4 in.

Legroom: front/rear

41.3/32.7 in.

41.3/35.7 in.

Shoulder room: front/rear

55.3/50.7 in.

55.9/54.5 in.

Max cargo volume

10.9 cu. ft.

12 cu. ft.

Being a sedan, the A4 offers a bit more space for second-row passengers as well as cargo capacity. If you want a bit more wiggle room, the Audi A4 sedan is the way to go.

Exterior Dimensions

The cabin interior is one thing, but the external dimensions are also important to consider when driving around, parking, or traveling long distances. How do these compact Audi vehicles measure up? A little something like this:


Audi A5

Audi A4


184.9 in.



53.9 in.

56.2 in.


79.8 in.

79.6 in.

Curb weight

3,638 lbs.

3,417 lbs.

Once again, the Audi A5 is smaller. However, smaller is useful for handling and traffic, letting you park in smaller spots and weave through lanes on the highway.

A5 vs A4: Powerful Performance Capabilities

Another benefit to driving a luxury Audi is the extra-powerful engines equipped with each model. These engines are sure to get the hair on the back of your neck standing tall with the power they produce.

Let's pop the hood and see their base Audi engines:

Audi A4 base engine

Audi A5 base engine

2.0L 40 TFSI® quattro® engine

2.0L 45 TFSI® Premium quattro® engine

201 horsepower

261 horsepower

236 lb-ft of torque

273 lb-ft of torque

Max speed: 130 MPH

Max speed: 130 MPH

Equipped with a standard 2.0L 40 TFSI® quattro® engine, the 2022 Audi A4 gets up to 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. This power makes it possible to go from 0 to 60 MPH in under seven seconds. Roaring at a maximum speed of 130 miles per hour, get ready to take the world by storm.

The Audi A5 kicks it up a notch in power with its standard 2.0L 45 TFSI® Premium quattro® engine. This powertrain produces 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, making it possible to go from 0 to 60 MPH in barely more than five seconds.

This 2.0L 45 TFSI® Premium quattro® engine is also optional on the Audi A4 but as an upgrade, while it's standard on the A5. So, you can reach new heights with either Audi you choose!

Audi A5 vs A4: High MPG Ratings

Along with a high-powered engine comes efficient gas mileage. The 2022 EPA-estimated MPG results are in, and they look like those top speeds will be married to fewer fuel breaks.


Audi A4

Audi A5

EPA-estimated MPG: City

26 MPG1

24 MPG2

EPA-estimated MPG: Highway

34 MPG1

31 MPG2

EPA-estimated MPG: Combined

29 MPG1

27 MPG2

Fuel Tank Size

15.3 gallons

15.3 gallons

While the Premium quattro® engine has more horsepower, the sedan's standard 2.0L 40 TFSI® quattro® engine offers slightly higher EPA-estimated gas mileage. It all depends on what you need from your Audi: higher speed and torque or better capabilities to preserve fuel.

Whichever you need, the Audi A4 and the Audi A5 have you covered.

Audi A5 vs A4: Premium Look & Feel

When you pull up to your destination in either the A5 or the A4, onlookers will turn in anticipation at the exciting, bold design of either Audi.

Enjoy the luxury on the inside, with standard features such as:

  • Leather interior seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 3-zone automatic climate control

On the A4 sedan, enjoy the ride with the power sunroof. Or invest in the coupe for a panoramic sunroof, a wider design to let in more light.

Drive with more than just confidence in looks and interior comfort but also with the security of the standard safety features, like the tire pressure monitoring system, and more that we can get into with the individual trim levels.

A5 vs A4: Trim Levels

When we compare the Audi A5 vs. Audi A4 trim levels, we see both have three different trim levels, allowing you plenty of options to customize the perfect Audi for your daily needs.

The trim levels for both Audi models have a lot in common, with both the coupe and the sedan offering:

  • Premium Trim
  • Premium Plus trim
  • Prestige Trim

Let's dig deeper to see what they each have to offer!

Premium Trim

Drive safely with the Audi premium trim. LED headlights with high-beam assist help you keep an eye in the dark from the back roads to the highway. Speaking of the highway, the standard Lane departure warning system will help you stay on the straight and narrow of your lane, alerting you if you veer out of the lines.

The A5 offers 18-inch wheels, while the Audi A4 comes with 17-inch wheels. But both Audi models offer Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay® to keep you connected with directions, music, and more on the road.

Premium Plus Trim

The safety features press on with the Premium Plus trim. Enjoy the Top view camera system to help with parking and reverse driving. You'll have the help of Adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist to match the speed of other drivers when driving for long stretches and adjust when traffic slows.

Both the sedan and the coupe come with LED headlights; however, the A4's headlights come with Daytime Running Light (DRL) signature, while the A5 has a Matrix design (an adaptive system to work with traffic lights). It just comes down to what's handy for you.

Prestige Trim

The Prestige trim is very similar for both the Audi A5 coupe and the Audi A4 sedan. Most notable on this trim is the trial subscription to Audi connect® PRIME & PLUS.

Wherever you drive, stay connected with features like:

  • Google Earth™ for supreme navigation
  • Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Voice recognition
  • Multiple data plan options

Enjoy all these features and more when you utilize the 6-month trial subscription to Audi MMI® Navigation plus with Audi connect® PRIME & PLUS, exclusive to the Prestige trim.

Audi A5 vs A4: The Verdict

It's no surprise that both the 2022 Audi A5 and the 2022 A4 offer similarly impressive features. After all, Audi always aims to impress with their high-powered engines, spacious dimensions, and quality trim levels.

Since both sedans are sure to enhance your Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly, Massachusetts, commutes, the best way to decide between the A5 vs. A4 is to check them both out for yourself.

Contact us at Audi Peabody to schedule your Audi test drive today! We look forward to helping you!

26 city/34 highway (2022 Audi A4 40 TFSI quattro with S tronic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

24 city/31 highway mpg (2022 Audi A5 Coupe TFSI Premium quattro with S tronic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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