Audi S5

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

88
Priced From $50,900
MPG 21.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 90
2012 models 89
2011 models 86
2010 models 88
2009 models 89
2008 models 89

Consumer Guide

09/18/12
2012-09-18
92
100

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Dave Hall Dave Hall Score Pending 2013 Audi S5 Convertible

The S5 includes a healthy portion of everyday practicality and relative affordability with an equal dose of performance. There are other high-performance drop-tops that cost about as much, but those don’t combine power, practicality, and refinement the way the S5 does.

CNET.com

09/18/12
2012-09-18
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2013 Audi S5 Coupe

The 2013 Audi S5 demonstrates an excellent array of tech both in the cabin and under the hood, making it one of the most enjoyable all-around driving cars available.

LeftLane News

07/18/12
2012-07-18
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Audi S5 Coupe

Audi continues to upgrade and refine the S5, offering more efficiency underhood, and more technology inside. There’s little we miss about the old V8 and much we love about the new(ish) V6, even if its 3.0T badge is a misnomer.

Motor Trend

07/12/12
2012-07-12
90
100

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Mike Febbo Mike Febbo Score Pending 2013 Audi S5 Coupe

The S5 really does stand on its own. Many buyers will lean towards the Audi purely for the all-wheel drive; some will fall for the styling; but likely none will be disappointed.

Edmunds.com

10/10/12
2012-10-10
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Audi S5 Coupe

The 2013 Audi S5 manages to hit all the high notes with a sleek exterior, classy cabin, engaging performance, agreeable ride and features aplenty.

Edmunds.com

10/20/11
2011-10-20
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Audi S5 Coupe

The 2012 Audi S5 represents an intoxicating blend of style, performance and luxury.

AutoGuide.com

07/22/11
2011-07-22
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Audi S5 Coupe

The Audi S5 is a perfect daily driver for those who enjoy luxury, speed and beauty. It has a solid earned-it-myself new-money ethos.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

04/01/11
2011-04-01
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2011 Audi S5 Coupe

The Audi S5 won’t ever feel like a 3 series, but when you stab the gas it does allow enough tail wagging fun to satisfy most drivers while maintaining epic grip and something of a safety factor.

CarReview.com

04/29/11
2011-04-29
88
100

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Twain Mein Twain Mein 7.2 out of 10 2011 Audi S5 Coupe

The 2011 Audi S5 is is a great looking grand touring coupe that you’ll never get tired of looking at. Behind the wheel, you’ll be coddled in luxury while entertained and delighted with performance driving.

Edmunds.com

01/25/11
2011-01-25
86
100

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John DiPietro John DiPietro Score Pending 2011 Audi S5 Convertible

Anyone looking for a high-performance, four-passenger convertible that’s high on style and comfort will want to take a good look at the Audi S5. Rivals, however, offer the security of a retractable hardtop as well as much lower price tags.

Vehix.com

01/27/11
2011-01-27
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Christian Wardlaw Christian Wardlaw Score Pending 2011 Audi S5 Convertible

The 2011 Audi S5 Cabriolet is a true four-season, grand touring performance machine, equally at home climbing snowy passes for a weekend ski trip or screaming along the coast with the top down and the sun shining in. We want one.

Automobile Magazine

02/22/11
2011-02-22
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2011 Audi S5 Convertible

With its all-wheel drive, well-insulated top, and heated seats, the Audi S5 is actually well suited to all four seasons. But I would be more inclined toward the A5 Quattro Cabriolet, which is more than $14,000 cheaper.

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