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2020 Audi S5 review

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Audi S5 highlights

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Pros

  • Choice of coupe, convertible, or four-door hatch
  • Acceleration from turbo V6
  • All-wheel drive standard on every trim

Cons

  • Snug rear seating (coupe and convertible)
  • Smallish trunk (convertible)
  • Higher trims get pretty pricey

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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Quick, fun, and luxurious 2020 Audi S5 is available in hatchback, coupe, and convertible

The Audi S5 is the midrange performance model in the A5 lineup that includes coupe, convertible (Cabriolet), and four-door hatchback (Sportback) models. Where the standard A5 uses a turbocharged four-cylinder and the RS 5 boasts a 444-hp turbo V6, the S5 squeezes between the two with its 349-horsepower turbocharged V6, sport-tuned suspension, and standard all-wheel drive. Quick and sure-footed, the S5 impresses with its high degree of civility and driving refinement.

On a similar note, the stylish interior of the S5 is a great place to spend your time. Leather seating is standard and the front seats offer exceptional support. The design and layout of the dashboard are first-rate, the materials used throughout the cabin are finely finished, and every control feels like it belongs in this premium vehicle. The same is true for the user-friendly infotainment system, which is operated using a 10.1-inch touchscreen. A functional and futuristic 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital gauge display takes the S5’s tech content a step higher and is included with the Premium Plus trim.

All Audi S5 years

What is new for the 2020 Audi S5?

  • S5 trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment this year.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) and Soft Top as standard equipment.

2020 Audi S5 trims

Curious how Audi S5 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Premium:

  • 349-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seats
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Power Mirrors
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags

Premium Plus:

Prestige:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium Plus
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Head Up Display
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Navigation System
  • View our Audi S5 Prestige inventory

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Audi S5

What We Like

Standard all-wheel drive: Having Audi’s all-wheel drive standard on every S5 makes this German sports machine much more than a fair-weather friend. This added layer of grip helps power the S5 through weather conditions that would leave many rivals spinning their wheels.

Trunk volume: If you like the style and power of the S5 but simply need more room inside, then consider the Sportback. There’s more than 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the split-folding rear seatback.

Infotainment: While it’s not the newest infotainment system in Audi’s tech arsenal, the unit in the S5 is simple to use and easy to scroll through while on the move.

What Needs Improvement

Limited trunk volume and rear legroom in coupe and convertible: Chances are good that if you’re considering the S5 coupe or convertible, style and performance take priority over acres of second-row space and a cavernous trunk. That’s a good thing because the coupe and especially the convertible don’t offer up much in the way of rear seat or trunk space.

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Ratings & reliability

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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

Prestige 4WD/AWD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

349

Torque (ft-lbs)

369

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.3

Wheelbase

108.9"

Overall length

184.7"

Width

72.7"

Height

54.4"

Leg room

F 41.3"/R 33.1"

Head room

F 40"/R 36.3"

Front tires

P245/40YR18

Rear tires

P245/40YR18

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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