Used Audi A5 S5 (2007 - 2017) Safety & Reliability

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Last Updated: 13 Jun 2013
The high performance Audi S5 is not the ultimate performance version of the Audi A5 range (that accolade belongs to the Audi RS5 which is the subject of a separate review) but it still offers scorching performance but with more real-world fuel bills and insurance costs. All three Audi S5 models are powered by a supercharged 3.

4.5 out of 5



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There's no official crash safety rating for the A5 or S5 but the Audi A4 was awarded the maximum five stars in the new more stringent Euro NCAP crash tests, introduced in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test in one rating. The S5 should be just as safe and comes with six airbags, ABS and electronic stability control (ESP) - which features hydraulic brake assist along with optional cornering lights.

The new intelligent key can also store important information, such as the vehicle’s current mileage or warning messages from the information system. The data allows after-sales staff access to the information they need for servicing quickly and easily.

4 out of 5


This may be a high performance car, but Audi has a superb reputation for reliability and the S5 has proved no exception.

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