Every time I walk up to an A5 -- our 2009 Design of the Year, by the way -- I'm struck by its perfectly proportioned lines. And it is just as pleasing to drive as it is to look at. Sure, the 211-hp turbo four isn't a rocket, but it still gets you up to cruising speed with absolutely no drama and with power to spare. The cabin is a testament to Audi's attention to detail, with every seam, every piece of switchgear, and every piece of leather or plastic make of the highest quality. Quite honestly, most people won't think twice about the fact that this car has a four-cylinder engine rather than a V-6.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor