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2017 Audi S5 review

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Audi S5 highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Athletic design
  • Fierce engine
  • Impeccable handling

Cons

  • Low cargo capacity
  • Back seat is a little tight
  • Multi Media Interface is tricky to use

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 26 highway, 20 combined

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Luxury urban powerhouse

An elegant coupe with a lot of power under its hood and a sporty design to match it, the 2017 Audi S5 is a choice you can’t go wrong with if you are a true car enthusiast. Not only is it fast and powerful, but it’s also a practical car with a compact size that’s easy to maneuver in urban areas. The luxury interior and the numerous standard tech features round out the entire package. With this blend of performance and function, the 2017 Audi S5 is a good option if you are looking for a convenient commuter vehicle that’s capable of offering an exciting ride.

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What is new for the 2017 Audi S5?

  • The S5 is available in a new trim called the Base.
  • The Premium Plus and Prestige trims have been discontinued for 2017.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features are now available as options on select trims.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Audi S5

1. Excellent performance 

Considering that it’s the sportier version of Audi’s A5 model, performance is what sets the S5 apart. The 2017 Audi S5 is fitted with a supercharged engine that makes sure there is plenty of power available, along with a precise and efficient transmission for a smooth driving experience. Specifically, it’s a supercharged direct-injected 3.0L V6 engine with 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With this setup, acceleration time for the zero-to-60 dash is an amazing 4.5 seconds. 

2. Comfortable interior 

The 2017 Audi S5 is as exciting and rewarding to ride in as it is to drive. It has a nice cabin with a great layout and beautiful materials throughout. Leather and faux suede upholstery is standard, along with heated, power-adjustable front seats. For a greater sense of refinement, there is the standard ambient interior lighting and brushed aluminum interior trim. 

3. All-wheel drive improving performance further 

While the supercharged engine on the 2017 Audi S5 is capable enough on its own, it’s further helped by the all-wheel drive that comes as part of the standard equipment. It’s Audi’s popular quattro® system, which sends power to all four wheels for increased stability and improved balance. It provides increased traction on all types of surfaces and during inclement weather, as well as better cornering capabilities. 

4. Infotainment and connectivity features 

The upscale cabin of the 2017 Audi S5 is accompanied by a series of features that keep passengers connected and entertained. There is a standard infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen and Bluetooth® connectivity, as well as satellite radio and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® audio system. Although the MMI infotainment system is a little tricky to use at first, once you get the hang of it, you will be able to easily take advantage of all its benefits. 

5. Standard driver-assistance systems 

The 2017 Audi S5 is equipped with a couple of systems to assist you on the road. For one thing, there is a standard rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors, which are quite useful especially in terms of maneuverability on crowded parking lots and garages. It also comes standard with blind-spot monitoring and rain-sensing windshield wipers. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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Average

RepairPal gave the Audi S5 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi S5 63rd out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Audi S5 features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Soft Top

Drive Wheels

4WD/AWD

Engine size

3.0L

Engine type

Gas

Transmission

Automatic

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