2019 Audi S5 Review
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Acceleration is very strong and smooth
- Superb grip around turns
- 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
- Minor shuffling of features
- A new base Premium trim has been added to the lineup
- A wireless charger with signal booster is now available
- Part of the second S5 generation introduced for 2018
The luxury sport coupe class of cars is dominated by German automakers and, among them, the 2019 Audi S5 is an intriguing choice. Coming off a full redesign last year, the S5 is Audi's midrange entry between the more affordable A5 and the higher-performing RS 5.
This year, Audi has introduced an entry-level Premium trim and made minor feature changes and additions. On paper, the engine output figures drop by 5 horsepower compared to last year, but that's only because of a different reporting procedure. Otherwise, the S5 is unchanged, and that's a good thing. It's attractively styled and provides strong performance, a comfortable ride and a well-crafted cabin.
The S5's most direct competitors are the BMW 4 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. More specifically, the BMW 440i xDrive and the Mercedes AMG C 43, which occupy similar midrange positions within their families. The 2019 Audi S5 benefits from having the freshest redesign, but all three are excellent choices.
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2019 Audi S5 models
The 2019 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. It is available in Premium, Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels. All are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (349 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque). All-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the Premium trim include 18-inch wheels with summer performance tires, LED headlights, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, a power trunklid, a sport suspension, selectable drive modes, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather and simulated suede upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front sport seats, and 40/20/40-split folding rear seats.
Tech features include Audi's MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker sound system. You also get Audi Connect Care emergency telematics and forward collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking.
Stepping up to the Premium Plus adds power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free trunklid opener, keyless entry and ignition, a digital instrument panel, driver-seat memory functions, a navigation system, an 8.3-inch infotainment display, a handwriting recognition trace pad, a wireless charging pad with signal booster, satellite radio, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and vehicle exit alert.
The range-topping Prestige trim tops off the list with a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, an automated parking system, a surround-view camera system and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The Cabriolet is only offered in Premium Plus and Prestige and adds a folding cloth top, premium leather upholstery and a wind deflector. It is also eligible for the Luxury package (premium leather, upgraded front seats with ventilation, a neck warmer and a heated steering wheel).
Premium Plus and Prestige trims are eligible for the S Sport package (red brake calipers, adaptive dampers and a sport rear differential), the Warm Weather package (premium leather, ventilated front seats) and variable-ratio dynamic steering. The Black Optic package (20-inch wheels and black exterior trim) is offered only on coupe and Sportback models. Nineteen-inch wheels are also available as a stand-alone option.
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Our experts like the S5 models:
- Audi Pre Sense 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.
- Vehicle Exit Warning
- Alerts passengers when a vehicle or bicyclist is approaching from behind, to prevent opening the door into traffic.
Used 2019 Audi S5 Overview
The Used 2019 Audi S5 is offered in the following submodels: S5 Hatchback, S5 Coupe, S5 Convertible. Available styles include 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback 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 349 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Audi S5 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2019 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 2019 Audi S5?
Price comparisons for Used 2019 Audi S5 trim styles:
- The Used 2019 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro is priced between $52,998 and$61,499 with odometer readings between 10279 and35226 miles.
- The Used 2019 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro is priced between $52,590 and$59,998 with odometer readings between 5277 and48331 miles.
- The Used 2019 Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro is priced between $44,998 and$44,998 with odometer readings between 42786 and42786 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 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.