2021 Audi A5 Cabriolet

midsize luxury car / 2-door convertible

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-22 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 106.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 72.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 81.0 m 10.5 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 76.8 m 41.8 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 67.7 m 35.2 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 64.7 m 9.5 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 148.7 m
Straightaway left edge 121.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 84.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 84.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 67.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 66.9 m

Trim level(s)

  • Prestige trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Prestige trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-22 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 105.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 78.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 88.5 m 36.4 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 77.8 m 55.6 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.3 m 76.3 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 65.6 m 57.6 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 142.7 m
Straightaway left edge 112.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 90.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 85.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 67.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-22 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 84.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.5 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 46.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.3 m
Straightaway left edge 82.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 57.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.2 m

How headlights are evaluated