2018 Audi S5 Review
Which S5 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Acceleration is very strong and smooth
- Superb grip around turns
- inspires driver confidence
- Interior is modern, classy and packed with high-tech features
- A comfortable ride and seats for all-day trips
- Interior storage is adequate but not generous
Overall rating8.3 / 10
After a decade, the Audi S5 has finally received a full redesign and the wait was well worth it. This new model builds on its predecessor's best traits, including sleek styling, a refined interior and spirited driving dynamics, and takes them to all-new levels.
In almost every metric, this latest coupe is a prime example of how to do it right. It's a blast to drive, yet it doesn't sacrifice luxury and comfort in the process. We're also impressed with the S5's latest batch of technology features. Compared to rival sport coupes such as the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class, the 2018 Audi S5 rises to the top.
2018 Audi S5 models
The 2018 Audi S5 is a four-passenger luxury sport coupe that is a high-performance variant of the A5 coupe. It is available in either Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels. Both are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (354 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque). All-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the Premium Plus trim include 18-inch wheels with summer performance tires, automatic LED headlights, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors with heating, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power front seats (with heating and massage functions), driver-seat memory settings, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, auto-dimming mirrors and interior ambient lighting.
On the technology front, you also get Bluetooth, a 7-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, a Wi-Fi hotspot, remote control via a smartphone app, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a 10-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite and HD radio, two USB ports and dual SD card slots. Additional safety features include low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and Audi Connect Care emergency telematics.
The Prestige trim includes all of the above, along with a virtual instrument panel display, streaming internet radio apps, remote vehicle monitoring via a smartphone app, a bigger 8.3-inch infotainment display, a navigation system, a tracepad feature for infotainment input, a top-down parking camera system and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium surround-sound system. All of these items are available as options on the Premium Plus trim.
Other options include the S Sport package (red brake calipers, adaptive suspension dampers and sport rear differential); the Warm Weather package (ventilated front seats and extended premium leather upholstery); an adaptive steering system; and a heated steering wheel. The Prestige trim is eligible for the Driver Assistance package that adds traffic-adaptive cruise control, a traffic sign reader, lane departure warning and intervention, and automatic high beams.
|Overall||8.3 / 10|
Ease of use6.0
Getting in/getting out6.0
Audio & navigation8.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts like the S5 models:
- Audi Pre Sense City
- Detects if a frontal collision is likely and warns you if you don't react quickly enough. Can also apply the brakes automatically.
- Audi Active Lane Assist
- Warns if you begin drifting out of your lane without signaling and nudges you back in line if you don't react.
- Audi Side Assist
- Informs you if there are vehicles in your blind spots and audibly warns you if you attempt to change lanes.
NHTSA Overall Rating
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverallNot RatedDriverNot RatedPassengerNot Rated
- Side Crash RatingOverallNot Rated
- Side Barrier RatingOverallNot RatedDriverNot RatedPassengerNot Rated
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront SeatNot RatedBack SeatNot Rated
- RolloverRollover5 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover9.9%
Used 2018 Audi S5 Overview
The Used 2018 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), Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Premium Plus quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Pre-owned Audi S5 models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 354 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2018 Audi S5 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2018 Audi S5 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2018 Audi S5?
Price comparisons for Used 2018 Audi S5 trim styles:
- The Used 2018 Audi S5 Premium Plus quattro is priced between $40,500 and$54,940 with odometer readings between 19696 and76559 miles.
- The Used 2018 Audi S5 Prestige quattro is priced between $35,495 and$55,930 with odometer readings between 20014 and95758 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.