2021 Audi RS5

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  • Responsive acceleration
  • Confident and comfortable ride
  • Appealing cabin with superior infotainment tech


  • Highly engaged all-wheel-drive system dulls handling
  • Powerful, but uninspiring powertrain
  • Too many features are locked into package options

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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  • 444-hp, 443-lb-ft of torque 2.9L
  • Sunroofs
  • Memory Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seats
  • Leather Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi RS5

1. Track-ready engine options

If you daydream about being a race car driver, even as you're commuting to your office job, the 2021 Audi RS5 is for you. The RS5—a performance model of Audi's A5 lineup—comes standard with a twin-turbo 2.9L V6 engine that produces 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. With that, the 2021 RS5 can blast from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds (according to the manufacturer), which is perfect for track days but can also make your daily commute just a little more exciting.

2. Two body styles

The 2021 Audi RS5 is available in two body styles. If you want a sleek coupe to impress dates or business partners, opt for the two-door model, which has 10.9 cu-ft of cargo space. If you need a bit more space for golf clubs or groceries, choose the Sportback configuration, a four-door hatchback that has 21 cu-ft of cargo space. With the rear seats folded flat, the Sportback has up to 35 cu-ft of cargo space, enough to make it practical for athletes, musicians, and anyone who needs a bit of extra storage space.

3. Practical for friends and family

If you're a social butterfly, you'll appreciate that the Audi RS5 is spacious enough to give your friends—or your kids—a ride. The 2021 RS5 seats four people, with 35.1 inches of rear legroom in both the coupe and hatchback versions. The back seat is roomy enough to drop the kids off at soccer practice or offer your friends a ride to the restaurant next time you go for dinner.

4. Seriously comfortable seats

Despite its emphasis on performance, the 2021 Audi RS5 is also comfortable enough for daily commuting or longer road trips. The RS5 comes standard with front sports seats designed to support you through the car's speedy acceleration with two different modes: comfort and dynamic. Premium leather is standard throughout, and the front seats are also equipped with standard lumbar support and a massage function.

5. Upscale cabin

Are you meticulous about design? If so, you'll appreciate the cabin of the 2021 Audi RS5. Each RS5 comes standard with a panoramic sunroof and three-zone climate control. In addition to the standard 10.1-inch touchscreen, the 2021 RS5 utilizes well-placed physical buttons, which allow you to adjust volume, temperature, and other settings without taking your eyes off the road. Additional luxury touches like a heated steering wheel and a heads-up display are available options.

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Audi RS5 features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.3"/R 32.7"

Head room

F 37.4"/R 36.1"

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