2014 Audi S5

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Audi S5. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Cabin materials
  • All-weather capability
  • Folding rear seat
  • Backseat space

The Bad

  • Too much steering assist for a sports car
  • Moonroof doesn't retract (coupe)
  • Highway wind noise (convertible)
  • Nose-heavy handling (convertible)

Notable Features of the 2014 Audi S5

  • Performance offshoot of the A5
  • Audi Drive Select now standard
  • Available Audi Connect information system
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Rear-biased AWD

2014 Audi S5 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The performance-oriented four-seat Audi S5, which is based on the A5, is aimed at German rivals like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Both the S5 coupe and S5 Cabriolet (convertible) are powered by a 333-horsepower, supercharged V-6 engine.


The A5 and RS 5, a high-powered V-8 version, are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
Audi Drive Select, which has settings for steering, throttle and transmission response, is now standard. Premium Plus versions have keyless access with push-button start.
Exterior Highlights

  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Sport suspension
  • Quad exhaust

Interior Highlights

  • Front sport seats
  • Chrome interior accents
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available Audi Connect information system 
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • Available sport rear differential

Safety Features

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning system

 

Vehicle Overview

The performance-oriented four-seat Audi S5, which is based on the A5, is aimed at German rivals like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Both the S5 coupe and S5 Cabriolet (convertible) are powered by a 333-horsepower, supercharged V-6 engine.


The A5 and RS 5, a high-powered V-8 version, are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
Audi Drive Select, which has settings for steering, throttle and transmission response, is now standard. Premium Plus versions have keyless access with push-button start.
Exterior Highlights

  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Sport suspension
  • Quad exhaust

Interior Highlights

  • Front sport seats
  • Chrome interior accents
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available Audi Connect information system 
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • Available sport rear differential

Safety Features

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning system

 


Latest 2014 S5 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most exciting car I have driven

by Riddler from FREEPORT on August 19, 2018

The car performance is awesome for a 6 cyl. The handling and comfort is great. Have avg 25 or better gas mileage. Very reliable and maintenance free. Audi did all the maintenance on this car and ... Read full review

(5.0)

German engineering.

by Ed C. from Tampa on January 7, 2018

Wife loved soft top convertible and design of S5. Car is loaded with the latest innovations. Interior is gorgeous leather with easy access to all features. Exterior blue sapphire is absolutely ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Audi S5 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Audi S5 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker