2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Comparison in Columbus, OH

When you see the seductive fastback styling of an Audi Sportback, you know you're in for something phenomenal. From the svelte silhouette and large cargo space of the 2021 A5 Sportback to the powerful and uniquely styled 2021 S5 Sportback, either vehicle will decorate your parking spot perfectly and make you the envy of the neighborhood. You can learn more about the differences between the A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback in the paragraphs below, or contact us to set up a test drive or two at Audi Columbus.

2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Exterior

2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Design & Utility

Both Sportbacks have an aggressive stance, bolstered by their 18" alloy wheels. They both offer ten bold body color options, with the mysterious Brilliant Black exclusive to the A5 Sportback and the jaunty Turbo Blue unique to the S5 Sportback. The A5 comes standard with dual exhaust outlets, LED headlights and taillights, plus heat-insulated glass for the rear and side windows. Matrix-Design LED headlights are standard on the Premium Plus A5 Sportback model, but they're standard on the base model of the S5 Sportback. The S5 Sportback also boasts standard S model quad exhaust outlets and, if you upgrade to the Prestige model, you get animation for the head- and taillights to make you more visible on the road.

These two vehicles offer vast passenger volume and a wealth of head- and legroom in the front and the rear for all of your passengers to spread out and enjoy the ride. Both the A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback deliver 21.8 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk area and, when you lay the rear seats flat, that space opens up to 35 cubic feet, plenty of room for luggage, shopping bags, or sporting equipment.

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2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Interior

2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Comfort & Convenience

You'll get the same amenities when it comes to comfort and technology in both vehicles. The A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback come standard with a power trunk lid, panoramic sunroof, and three-zone automatic climate control. Leather upholstered, heated front seats are also standard for optimal luxurious comfort. Ventilated seats are standard on the Prestige model of the A5 Sportback for those hot summer days, a feature not available on the S5 Sportback.

Staying connected is always important, too. That's why both vehicles are equipped with a standard MMI® infotainment system. The large 10.1" touchscreen display makes it easy to control your phone, maps, music, and more through standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability. Upgrading to the Premium Plus models will net you the Audi Virtual Cockpit, a digital instrument cluster that displays pertinent vehicle information on a 12.3" display. An exhilarating Bang & Olufsen® audio system with 3D sound is standard on the Prestige models of both the A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback.

2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Performance

The 2021 A5 Sportback offers two engine choices for your driving pleasure. The standard engine is the 40 TFSI® 2.0L 4-cylinder that makes an impressive 201 horsepower and 236 lb/ft of torque while going from 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. For more power, you can choose the available 45 TFSI® 4-cylinder and get a hefty 261 horsepower. Both are mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission for optimal fuel economy and fun in the driver's seat.

For the most power and performance yet, look under the hood of the 2021 S5 Sportback and you'll find a 3.0L TFSI® V6 engine. This powerhouse generates a thunderous 349 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque and will get you from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds! This engine is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and will get you up to 28 MPG on the highway. Both the A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback come with Audi's famous quattro® all-wheel drive for better handling and traction on wet or icy streets and unpaved roads.

2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Features

2021 Audi A5 Sportback vs 2021 Audi S5 Sportback Safety

Both the A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback are equipped with standard safety features that will boost your confidence every time you get behind the wheel. Both come standard with Audi Pre-Sense® Basic and City, features that will help reduce the risk of injury in the event of a collision by rolling up windows, tightening safety belts, and engaging the brakes. Upgrading trim levels on both will net you Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Audi Active Lane Assist, and Pre-Sense® Rear. Features such as these demonstrate why the A5 Sportback was named a 2021 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Find Your Perfect Luxury Sportback Sedan at Audi Columbus

It may be hard to choose between two luxury vehicles that offer a bevy of cargo space, a comfortable cabin, and cutting-edge technology. The 2021 Audi S5 Sportback has a starting MSRP of $52,500 and if it's pure adrenaline-rushing power you're searching for, this vehicle is worth every penny. If it's a more down-to-earth but still energizing drive you're in the market for, the 2021 Audi A5 Sportback starts at just $41,800. Stop by the showroom at Audi Columbus today to see these exciting vehicles in person. We can't wait to get you behind the wheel of your new Audi.

2021 Audi A5 Sportback2021 Audi S5 Sportback
$41,800Starting MSRP*$52,500
LED HeadlightsStandard HeadlightsMatrix-Design LED Headlights
201Standard Horsepower349
236Standard Torque (lb-ft)369
Turbocharged Four-CylinderEngine TypeTurbocharged V6
Standardquattro® All-Wheel DriveStandard
Side & Rear WindowsHeat-Insulating GlassSide Windows
25 City/34 HighwayGas Mileage20 City/28 Highway
Available UpgradeVentilated Front SeatsNot Available
Not AvailableAdaptive Damping SuspensionAvailable Upgrade

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.