• (4.9) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $15,346$29,642
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 333-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2010 Audi S5

Our Take on the 2010 Audi S5

The performance-oriented S5 and its layman twin, the A5, are aimed straight for their fellow two-door heartthrobs: the BMW 3 Series coupe and Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe. The S5 can have a 354-horsepower V-8, all the better to compete with BMW's M3 coupe.A new Cabriolet model joins the lineu... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Clutch can be tricky at low speeds (manual coupe)
  • Too much steering assist for a sports car
  • Moonroof doesn't retract (coupe)
  • Highway wind noise (convertible)
  • Nose-heavy handling (convertible)
  • Navigation system needs more street labels

Notable Features

  • Performance offshoot of the A5
  • New convertible model
  • 4.2-liter V-8 (coupe)
  • 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 (convertible)
  • Rear-biased AWD
  • Partial-LED headlights

2010 Audi S5 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

I'm sitting at the keyboard, waiting for the words to start flowing. And waiting…The admonition "Don't say anything unless you can say something nice" comes to mind, but that's not quite right because there are plenty of nice things to say about today's test car, the 2010 Audi S5 Quattro Cabriolet.In fact, "no expense was spared" and "the best of everything" also co... Read full review for the 2010 Audi S 5

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Consumer Reviews


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Great car

by Frankie B from Witness Protection on June 9, 2010

I've owned the car for 3 months and so far it's exceeded expectations. Great in every aspect. I used to drive a BMW 540 and was thinking about getting the new one, but the BMW's are a dime a dozen and... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2010 Audi S5 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2010 Audi S5.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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