2023 Audi S5

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2023 Audi S5
2023 Audi S5

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

184.9” x 54”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Quick acceleration
  • High-quality cabin design
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Roomy trunk (Sportback)

The bad:

  • Numb steering
  • Limited rear legroom (coupe and convertible)
  • Too many active-safety features not standard

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Coupe, convertible or four-door hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder (A5)
  • Turbo V-6 (S5 and RS 5)
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2023 Audi S5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Audi A5?

For luxury car shoppers who like choices, the Audi A5 is offered as a coupe, convertible (Cabriolet) and four-door hatchback (Sportback). In the A5 Sportback, the standard engine is a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; a 261-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is the base engine in the coupe and convertible. All three come standard with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Performance fans can opt for an S5, which is available in all three body styles and features a 349-hp, turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, firmer suspension and upgraded brakes. If that’s not enough, the high-performance RS 5 gets a 444-hp, twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 and other performance upgrades, though it’s offered only as a coupe or hatchback. The A5 family’s rivals include the Acura Integra, BMW 4 Series, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

What’s New on the 2023 Audi A5?

Changes to the 2023 Audi A5 and S5 are limited to minor feature and option package updates. The Black Optics appearance package now includes black exhaust tips and a black rear spoiler, and adaptive cruise control is now grouped into the available Convenience Package. The mid-range Premium Plus trim gets a Bang & Olufsen stereo, and the RS 5’s new Competition Package includes a performance-tuned suspension, stickier performance tires, and an RS sport exhaust system.

What Features in the 2023 Audi A5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • All-wheel drive
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • LED headlights with high-beam assist
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Power-operated trunk lid
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning

Available features include:

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

Should I Buy the 2023 Audi A5?

The Audi A5 offers sleek styling in the coupe, open-air thrills in the convertible, and a roomier backseat and spacious trunk in the four-door Sportback. The S5 and RS 5 offer higher levels of performance and, not surprisingly, significantly steeper price tags. Engine refinement is excellent, and cabin quality helps the A5 stand out among some very worthy competitors. Keep in mind the rear seats in the coupe and convertible are snug for taller adults, and luggage space is especially dear in the droptop A5. Audi would also be smart to include more standard safety features, like blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. These days, such features are often standard on budget-minded vehicles that cost a fraction of the A5’s price. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

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48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
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)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
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