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2013 Audi RS 5 consumer reviews

$68,900 starting MSRP
side view of 2013 RS 5 Audi
86% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3
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1.0

Snake in the grass

Engine overheated each time the car was driven. 2 of the tires would not hold air, even after repaired. Tight cabin, outdated interior, poor acceleration. Do yourself a favor, buy a BMW M, but not from the toy barn.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 1.0
  • Interior 1.0
  • Performance 2.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 3.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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2.0

Grossly overrated

Car is beautiful, but not nearly as fun to drive as it should be. Understeer was an issue, as was seat adjustment. Very uncomfortable ride. Significantly less drivable than the M3, which is a better car in every aspect. Also, couldn’t keep air in the tires, and the engine overheated every other day.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 1.0
  • Interior 1.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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5.0

Simply Amazing.

Full disclosure, I've only owned this RS5 for about two weeks so far. That's the only reason I docked a star in reliability. If you do some research you will find that these cars are very reliable, but very expensive to work on, even routine maintenance. I docked one star for performance because there are cars faster and more capable than a RS5, but they are almost exclusively pure sports cars, like a 911. In a straight line this car is a monster, especially at highway speeds. In a canyon it's capable but if the road surface isn't in good shape it doesn't feel as precise as a more pure performance car, like a WRX or a Miata. I bought the car in Southern California and drove it home to NE Oregon and never climbed out of the car sore. My wife and I spent 10 hours in the car on the first day and were able to stay comfortable all day long. This car has an Audi badge and it has the level of comfort you would expect. The fit and finish is excellent and everything is laid out in a logical way making the car easy to use. It has all of the options you would expect to find in a Prestige level S5 plus a V8 engine. Again the car has an Audi badge and it lives up to that. In summary you can probably find cars faster or more luxurious than this car, but probably not both. At least not one that a middle class person can afford. I love this car.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

The RS5 is a head turning 450 hp Ferrari-buster!

One of just a few 3 second cars 0 to 60. The understated but stylish sheet metal lulls the exotics then blows them away. Fastest car I?ve ever owned and also the best looking. 450 hp without turbo, super chargers or chips. Beautiful Daytona gray pearl paint.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

GREAT DAILY SPORTS CAR

GREAT CAR WITH PLENTY OF POWER. VERY STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE. Timeless looks. Extremely fun to drive. Handles curves with ease. Maintenance a little pricey but expected.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Best car I have owned

The car not only turns heads but also has the agggrsive sound i love . I must say that this car is the best on canyon runs . It bends so nicely with every turn . I believe anyone would enjoy this car

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Best all around car I've had

The RS5 is a unique combination of performance, comfort and all-season drivability. It is fast, yet smooth and controlled with the right suspension settings. The exhaust sound is terrific.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Best car I have ever driven, or probably ever will

This is by far the best car I have ever driven, which might not be a particularly impressive statement, given that I am just 30. But I also think this will be the best car I will ever drive. It is breathtakingly fast. It is amazingly beautiful (even 5 years later). It has been very reliable for me. Honestly, the RS 5 has been amazing.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

The new super vehicle

After driving the Pilot, Ridgeline, Highlander, Santa Fe, and several others, the Sorento EX V6 was by far the best value for my money. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. The ride is like a Lexus and it handles almost like a sedan. It's just the right size, has very comfortable seats and is loaded with technology! On my first 500+ mile trip, I averaged 28.8 mpg. If you're looking for a new crossover in this segment, put this one on your short list to test drive.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Exceptional all rounder!

Great car. Owned it for 2 years now. never had an issue. Except the fact that parts (break / tires) are expensive which is expected.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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