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Audi A5 Quattro vs. Audi S5

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Audi A5 Quattro

$925
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Audi S5

$1151
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

3
Above Average
The Audi A5 Quattro Reliability Rating is 3.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 31 for luxury midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $925 which means it has poor ownership costs. While repairs are more common, these issues are less likely to be severe than with other cars. Expect to make slightly more trips to the shop with a A5 Quattro, but for minor issues.
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2
Average
The Audi S5 Reliability Rating is 2.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 25th out of 31 for luxury midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $1,151 which means it has poor ownership costs. Repairs are more frequent for the S5, so you may experience a few more visits to your Audi shop than normal.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$925
inexpensive
expensive
$1,151
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.81
not often
very often
0.89
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

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The Audi A5 Quattro ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in value.
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The Audi S5 ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in body.
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Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Audi A5 and the Audi S5 are two different versions of Audi’s upscale compact luxury car. Both of them have all-wheel drive as standard equipment. Both are available as a two-door Coupe, a two-door Cabriolet (convertible), and a five-door Sportback with a hatch.

The primary difference between the Audi A5 and the Audi S5 is in their performance levels. The A5 has an engine rated at 252 horsepower, with a choice of six-speed manual (in the Coupe only) or seven-speed automatic. The S5’s engine is rated at 354 horsepower, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The price difference between the A5 and the S5 is rather large, so you may or may not consider it worth the difference to move up to the S5.

Both the Audi A5 and the Audi S5 are attractively styled, elegant vehicles with classy interiors and smooth yet buttoned-down ride and handling qualities. In all three of their body styles, they are a joy to drive and be seen in. The choice between the A5 and the S5 depends on your budget, as well as your need for speed.