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2020 Audi S5

What’s new

  • New 10.1-inch touchscreen with MIB 3 infotainment interface
  • Minor styling tweaks
  • Part of the second S5 generation introduced for 2018

Pros & Cons

  • Acceleration is strong and smooth
  • Excellent grip delivers confident handling
  • Interior is modern, stylish and packed with high-tech features
  • Comfortable for long-distance touring
  • Not a lot of interior storage space
MSRP Range
$51,900 - $60,300
MSRP Starting at
$51,900
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$61,099
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$61,099 - $66,887

Save as much as $3,696
Select your model:
Save as much as $3,696
MSRP Range
$51,900 - $60,300
MSRP Starting at
$51,900
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$61,099
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$61,099 - $66,887

Save as much as $3,696
Select your model:
Save as much as $3,696


2020 Audi S5 Review

So you like the Audi A5 but find that its four-cylinder engine doesn't quite fulfill your need for speed? Then the V6-powered 2020 Audi S5 might be right up your alley. It packs about 100 more horsepower than the A5 plus a handful of other upgrades that make it feel more dynamic and fun to drive.

It steps up the luxury quotient too, with standard massaging seats and sporty simulated suede upholstery. Available in coupe, convertible and four-door hatchback body styles, the 2020 Audi S5 is a versatile luxury car that promises performance and comfort in equal measure.

Which S5 does Edmunds recommend?

The base S5 Premium is tempting. Just make sure to get it with the Convenience package, which adds items such as keyless entry that should really be standard on a luxury vehicle at this price point. But consider springing for the midlevel Premium Plus. It includes the Convenience package and a few extra worthy features. It also opens the door to greater customization thanks to its expanded list of optional packages.

Audi S5 models

The 2020 Audi S5 is a high-performance variant of the A5 that is offered in coupe, convertible (Cabriolet) and four-door hatchback (Sportback) body styles. The coupe and convertible seat four, while the Sportback accommodates five. The S5 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.

All are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (349 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque). All-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Premium
Starts you off with:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated front seats with massage
  • Leather/simulated suede combination upholstery
  • 10-speaker audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Forward collision warning (alerts you of a possible collision with the car in front and can automatically apply the brakes to reduce the impact of a collision)
  • Optional Convenience package adds:
    • Auto-dimming exterior mirrors
    • Keyless entry
    • Satellite radio
    • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
    • Rear cross-traffic alert (alerts you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while in reverse)

           
Premium Plus
Has all of the above plus:

  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Rear USB charging ports (Sportback only)

There are also more options available for the Premium Plus, including:

  • Driver Assistance package:
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the S5 and the car in front)
    • Lane keeping assist (automatically steers the car back into its lane if the S5 begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Navigation package:
    • Navigation system
    • Audi Connect Prime and Plus subscription services
  • Cold Weather package (Sportback only):
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Heated rear seats
  • Warm Weather package (coupe and Sportback only):
    • Different seats with ventilation but without massage
    • Leather upholstery
  • Luxury package (Cabriolet only):
    • Warm Weather package
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Neck heaters
  • S Sport package:
    • Adaptive suspension dampers
    • Sport rear differential

Prestige
The top-of-the-line S5 trim that comes with:

  • Driver Assistance package
  • Navigation package
  • Automated parallel and perpendicular parking system
  • Head-up display
  • 360-degree parking camera
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system

For the Prestige, you can still get the:

  • Warm Weather package
  • Luxury package
  • S Sport package

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Audi S5.

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    Features & Specs

    Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD
    3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$54,400
    MPG 20 city / 27 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower349 hp @ 5400 rpm
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    Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD
    3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$51,900
    MPG 20 city / 27 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower349 hp @ 5400 rpm
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    Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD
    3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$60,300
    MPG 20 city / 27 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower349 hp @ 5400 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite S5 safety features:

    Audi Pre Sense Basic and City
    Warns of an impending front collision and automatically applies the brakes if you don't.
    Audi Side Assist
    Notifies you if there's a car in your blind spot and alerts you if you activate the turn signal.
    Audi Active Lane Assist
    Steers the S5 back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker.

    Audi S5 vs. the competition

    Audi S5 vs. BMW 4 Series

    This BMW 4 Series generation has been on sale for a while now (a new version debuts next year), but it remains one of our favorite sport coupes. Credit is due to its comfortable ride, quick reflexes and superb handling. We also like that you can get the six-cylinder-powered 440i with a manual transmission, an increasingly rare feature even in sporty cars.

    Compare Audi S5 & BMW 4 Series features

    Audi S5 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is another oldie but goodie thanks in part to design that was cutting-edge when this generation first bowed. The AMG C 43 — with a turbocharged V6 and a number of sporty upgrades — is the closest in terms of performance and luxury features to the S5. Just go easy on the options since the C 43's starting price is almost as much as the S5 Prestige's.

    Compare Audi S5 & Mercedes-Benz C-Class features

    Audi S5 vs. Genesis G70

    While the Genesis G70 is a sedan, its swept profile and cozy rear seat are more akin to what you'll find in a so-called four-door coupe such as the S5 Sportback. Cabin materials are surprisingly high-grade — especially on upper trims — and performance is impressive. A fully loaded G70 with the twin-turbo V6 is slightly less expensive than a base S5.

    Compare Audi S5 & Genesis G70 features
    FAQ
    Is the Audi S5 a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 S5 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Audi S5 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the S5 gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the S5 has 10.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi S5. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Audi S5?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Audi S5:

    • New 10.1-inch touchscreen with MIB 3 infotainment interface
    • Minor styling tweaks
    • Part of the second S5 generation introduced for 2018
    Learn more
    Is the Audi S5 reliable?
    To determine whether the Audi S5 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the S5. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the S5's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Audi S5 a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Audi S5 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 S5 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Audi S5?

    The least-expensive 2020 Audi S5 is the 2020 Audi S5 Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $51,900.

    Other versions include:

    • Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $54,400
    • Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $51,900
    • Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $60,300
    Learn more
    What are the different models of Audi S5?
    If you're interested in the Audi S5, the next question is, which S5 model is right for you? S5 variants include Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of S5 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Audi S5

    2020 Audi S5 Overview

    The 2020 Audi S5 is offered in the following submodels: S5 Hatchback, S5 Coupe, S5 Convertible. Available styles include Prestige quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Premium Plus quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Premium quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Audi S5?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Audi S5 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 S5.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Audi S5 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 S5 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Audi S5?
    2020 Audi S5 Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 Audi S5 Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,600. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi S5 Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,713 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,713 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $66,887.

    The average savings for the 2020 Audi S5 Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 3.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2020 Audi S5 Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Audi S5 Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

    The 2020 Audi S5 Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $64,795. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi S5 Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,696 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,696 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $61,099.

    The average savings for the 2020 Audi S5 Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 5.7% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2020 Audi S5 Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2020 Audi S5s are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Audi S5 for sale near. There are currently 10 new 2020 S5s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $60,490 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Audi S5.

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Audi S5?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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