2021 Audi S5

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$52,500

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

23

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

187.2” x 54.6”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Brisk acceleration
  • Security of all-wheel drive
  • Cabin quality
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Configurability of available digital instrument cluster

The bad:

  • Steering feedback
  • Many driver aids optional
  • Rear headroom
  • MMI navigation controls take practice

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Audi S5 trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2024

Notable features

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Coupe, hatchback and convertible body styles
  • S5 performance version available
  • Turbo four-cylinder (A5) or V-6 (S5) engines
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Audi S5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Audi A5?

Like the A4 from which it’s derived, the Audi A5 received a subtle makeover for 2020. It’s offered in three distinct body styles — coupe, convertible and four-door hatchback (Sportback) — and all of them come with standard all-wheel drive. 

The base A5 is powered by a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. One step higher is a 261-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pairs with the same gearbox. At the top of the performance lineup is the S5, which comes with a 349-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and Infiniti Q60

What’s New on the 2021 Audi A5?

The 201-hp engine is new, and the 261-hp engine has received a slight power boost, along with a new mild-hybrid system. Wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity and lane departure warning are now standard.  

What Features in the 2021 Audi A5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Automatic emergency braking

Available features include:

  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with 12.3-inch instrument panel screen
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Blind spot warning

Should I Buy the 2021 Audi A5?

There are many things to like about this line of cars — factors like styling, performance, interior quality and features such as Virtual Cockpit. However, the A5 can come up short on practicality, with a tight backseat that’s skimpy in terms of headroom. Trunk space in the convertible is also at a premium. That being said, the A5 in all its variations provides enough of a driving and luxury experience to warrant strong consideration.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Excellent Performance!

Love all of the exterior lines, interior design, and all of the great features wrapped inside of the sexy Audi S5. The performance is top notch. I have owned and liked both Mercedes and BMW, however, I have fallen in love with my Audi. I would love to become an Interior Designer for Audi North America!

5.0

Love the District Green Exterior

I can't stop admiring the metallic exterior color of the car with all of the great features all wrapped up inside. I love sports cars and have been a fan of Audi's design and performance for the past 7 years. Recommended by a friend who is looking to buy their third Audi S7 or first RS7.

5.0

Truly a fantastic, do everything, sports car.

With the AWD, fire breathing turbo V6, and refined interior it really does everything you could ask. The trunk is sizeable, the back seat is comfortable. the rear seats fold down. Comfortable carving canyon roads or heading out to a fancy dinner. Just a great car.

See all 3 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2021 Audi S5 base trim.
Rollover rating
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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