2020 Audi S5 Convertible

MSRP range: $60,200 - $68,600
MSRP$61,195
Edmunds suggests you pay$55,573

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2020 Audi S5 Review

  • 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
  • Many advanced driver aids don't come standard
  • New 10.1-inch touchscreen with MIB 3 infotainment interface
  • Minor styling tweaks
  • Part of the second S5 generation introduced for 2018

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.

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The S5 is very balanced for both performance and luxury. It's a beautiful vehicle both inside and out and has easy-to-use controls. There's genuine enjoyment if you want to take it through twisty roads, and it doesn't sacrifice comfort and luxury. It's not perfect — the design compromises rear passenger space and visibility, and the price is a little steep for the top-end Prestige — but it's a highly compelling choice in the class.
We tested an S5 Sportback, which is the four-door hatchback. There's plenty of power from the turbocharged V6, even if it's not immediately explosive off the line. Once on the move, acceleration is swift, steady and satisfying. In Edmunds' track testing, our S5 Sportback test car was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a rapid 4.3 seconds. The brakes work well to bring all that speed to a halt, offering relatively fade-free performance in dynamic situations, but they're equally easy and smooth-acting during a casual commute.

The S5 is capable around corners too. Our car came equipped with the optional S Sport package. It helps blend the best of all-wheel-drive traction with the nimble feeling of a rear-wheel-drive car. The S5's dynamic steering also feels well matched to whatever drive mode setting you're in.
We continue to be amazed at the balance of the S5 Sportback. Comfort is just as much a priority as performance. The front seats are very supportive and pleasant, and the available heated and ventilated elements work swiftly. The easy-to-use climate control maintains the cabin temperature accurately, and the fans aren't excessively noisy, even on high.

The optional adaptive suspension is a great way to go in the S5 because it offers excellent qualities for multiple scenarios. Comfort mode smooths out rough interstates and broken pavement with ease, while Dynamic mode keeps the body motion in check through spirited driving. The S5 is relatively silent at all speeds and well isolated from both road and wind noise.
Getting in and out of the A5 Sportback's front seats is easy. If you're on the taller side, you might have to duck to get into the rear seats due to the sloping roofline. There's a good amount of room for front occupants plus plenty of adjustment range for the driver. The rear seats are decent in terms of comfort and space for two adults up to about 5-foot-10 or so.

Audi's S5 Sportback doesn't have the dual touchscreen interface that the newer Audis have, but that could be a good thing for some people. Most interior controls are clear, logically placed, and consistent in look and feel. The menu structure for both the digital instrument panel and the touchscreen menu system takes a few uses to learn, though.

Visibility out of the front is decent. The over-the-shoulder view is a bit compromised due to the Sportback design and the thick rear roof pillars. The available surround-view camera system definitely helps out when backing out of parking spaces.
Audi's 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system's graphics are crisp and vibrant. Audi's Virtual Cockpit, a configurable fully digital instrument panel, is able to display nearly anything you want with as much information you want. The navigation system is straightforward and simple to use. The voice controls work pretty well, and while they're not quite conversational, the commands come close and have a good breadth of functions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is standard.

Most of the S5 Sportback's advanced driver safety aids are optional except on the top Prestige trim, which is a little disappointing. But they all worked smoothly in our testing.
The S5 Sportback has a good amount of room for stuff in the rear cargo area under the hatch. The 40/20/40-split rear seats help give you versatility for odd-sized objects. The load height is reasonable, and the cargo area is free of intrusions.

The storage for small items in the cabin, however, is merely average. There are a couple of small pockets in the center console area with room to keep items like a phone, keys or credit cards. The center console bin can fit a wallet and other similar-size items but nothing much bigger. The cupholders are on the small side, so don't plan to stop for that Big Gulp.
The EPA estimates the S5 Sportback gets 23 mpg in combined driving (20 city/27 highway). This is slightly below average versus the competition. On our 115-mile mixed-driving evaluation route, we observed 23.5 mpg on 91 octane, indicating the EPA's numbers are realistic. Naturally, more spirited driving could result in fuel economy falling into the mid- to high teens.
Audi's S5 Sportback is well built, which is something we've come to expect from Audi. There are no unsightly gaps, welds or hinges, and the interior is simple but modern. The only gripe would be the piano black surfaces around the shifter and center console area that attract fingerprints. The warranty and ownership experience are decent.

The S5 Sportback is on the pricier side compared to its peers when they're similarly equipped. The starting price of $52K isn't bad, but once you equip it thoroughly, it closes in on $70K — which is slightly more than the competition. There's value with the midline trims, but you may miss out on a couple of desired features.
While the S5 Sportback has a sleek profile, its overall design is quite understated and doesn't differentiate itself in any obvious way. If you want to have some fun, the S5 is capable of delivering it. Power is ample but not overwhelming and well matched to its handling capability. It engages you and once you're done having fun, you ease off and enjoy it purely as a luxury sedan.

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.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$60,200
MPG & Fuel
19 City / 26 Hwy / 22 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.3 gal. capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 349 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 184.9 in. / Height: 54.5 in. / Width: 72.7 in.
Curb Weight: 4178 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 7.3 cu.ft.

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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

2020 Audi S5

2020 Audi S5

2020 BMW 4 Series

2020 BMW 4 Series

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.

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FAQ

Is the Audi S5 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 S5 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. You probably care about Audi S5 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the S5 gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the S5 has 7.3 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
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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. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 S5 and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. 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. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Audi S5?

The least-expensive 2020 Audi S5 is the 2020 Audi S5 Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $60,200.

Other versions include:

  • Premium Plus 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $62,700
  • Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $68,600
  • Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $60,200
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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 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Premium 2dr Convertible 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 Convertible Overview

The 2020 Audi S5 Convertible is offered in the following styles: Premium Plus 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Audi S5 Convertible models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 349 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Audi S5 Convertible comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2020 Audi S5 Convertible 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 do people think of the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible 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 Convertible.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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

Read our full review of the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible here.

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 Convertible?

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

The 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,195. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,622 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,622 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,573.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 9.2% below the MSRP.

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

The 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium Plus 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $70,800. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium Plus 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,519 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,519 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $64,281.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium Plus 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 9.2% below the MSRP.

2020 Audi S5 Convertible Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $75,295. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,938 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,938 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $68,357.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 9.2% below the MSRP.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible and all available trim types: Premium Plus, Prestige, Premium. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 Audi S5 Convertible include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2020 Audi S5 Convertible?

2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium Plus 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2020 Audi S5 Convertible Prestige 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2020 Audi S5 Convertible Premium 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG22
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase108.9 in.
Length184.9 in.
Width72.7 in.
Height54.5 in.
Curb Weight4178 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Audi S5?

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