2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

Is it possible to combine brillant, athletic looks with dynamic yet graceful styling and top it off with passionate performance? Audi's answer to that question is a definite yes. The 2021 Audi S4 and S5 both fit that mold with advanced technology, ergonomically designed cabins, and a unique style that only Audi can bring to the table. Choosing between the two may be difficult but to assist you in your quest, we've put together a comparison below so you can see the important similarities and differences between the S4 and S5. When you're done reading, why not stop by Audi Columbus to speak to any of our friendly team? Or, simply contact is to set up a test drive.

2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5: Design & Utility

There are obvious differences between the 2021 S4 and S5 that you'll notice right away. The S4 has a dynamic Tornado line and S model quad exhaust outlets that make for a sleek silhouette. The S5's gradually sloping rear roofline extends the coupe-like profile into the versatile liftback tailgate, Singleframe® grille, S model quad exhaust outlets, and quattro® flared fenders for a unique style all its own. Both the S4 and S5 offer heat-insulated glass for the side windows and a trunk-mounted rear spoiler.

Interior space is similar in both vehicles but you do get 39.4 inches of front headroom in the S5 versus 37.3 inches in the S4. The electrically-releasing trunk lid of the S4 opens easily to 12 cubic feet of space for shopping bags or luggage while the hatchback feature of the S5 gives you more space: 21.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat or 35 cubic feet of room when the rear seats are folded flat. That gives you more than enough room for sporting or camping equipment for your weekend adventure.

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2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5 Exterior

2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5: Comfort & Convenience

Choose either vehicle to look inside and you'll see the ultimate in luxury and comfort. While the S4 and the S5 both come with standard Alcantara® leather seating surfaces, the S4 offers diamond stitching and S embossed seats. You'll get a standard three-zone climate control system inside both sedans as well as heated front seats with the option of a heated steering wheel in the S5.

Both Audi models come with the standard MMI® infotainment center with a 10.1-inch touchscreen for convenient control of your audio, phone, maps, and more. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability are standard. Upgrading trim levels on both the S4 and S5 will net you the Audi Virtual Cockpit, a digital instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch display. The Audi phone box is standard on the Premium Plus model of both the S4 and S5 which comes with a wireless charger and signal boost for optimal connectivity. Upgrading trim levels on both also gets you a Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound for a more stimulating music experience.

2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5: Performance

There is little difference in the performance put out by the S4 and the S5 but you know since they both wear the Audi badge they're full of power and excitement. Both luxury sedans have 3.0L TFSI® six-cylinder engines that generate a brisk 349 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque. Both are mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and come with quattro® all-wheel drive for better handling, traction, and confidence on every drive. The S Sport Package is optional on both and includes the quattro® sport rear differential for better cornering, S-tuned sport adaptive damping system that will elevate your driving dynamics and comfort, and brake calipers in an attention-grabbing red.

2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5 Interior

2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5: Safety

Audi has always been a leader in safety so you know when you see the Audi badge, you're getting the ultimate in safety. Both the S4 and the S5 come standard with Audi pre sense® city which will assist in reducing the risk of injury in the event of a collision. This feature will tighten seat belts, close the windows and sunroof, and engage braking assistance if needed. The S4 comes standard with LED headlights while the S5 delivers Matrix-designed LED headlights and you can upgrade trim levels for added Laserlight for even more visibility.

2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5: Driver Assist Technology

Audi takes your peace of mind to heart so each vehicle has a comprehensive suite of driver assist technology inside and out. Both the S4 and the S5 come standard with Lane Departure Warning and the S4 offers standard High-Beam Assist. Upgrade to higher trim levels on both luxury sedans and get standard Audi Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, and Audi Active Lane Assist plus a top view camera system. Audi pre-sense® rear is also standard on the Premium Plus models for both the S4 and S5, which includes Vehicle Exit Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to help prevent collision while backing up.

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2021 Audi S4 vs 2021 Audi S5: Summary

The 2021 Audi S5 offers extra space, dynamic style, and exciting features, while the 2021 Audi S4 is a practical sedan with classic good looks, a modern, technologically-savvy cabin, and powerful performance. Both would make a great investment for your family, comfortably taking you around town for errands or on weekend adventures. To take a test drive, stop by the showroom at Audi Columbus and while you're there, ask about the Audi Lease Pull Ahead Program. We look forward to getting you behind the wheel of a new Audi soon.

2021 Audi S42021 Audi S5
$49,900Starting MSRP*$52,500
349Standard Horsepower349
369Standard Torque369
Standardquattro® All Wheel DriveStandard 
Eight-speed Tiptronic®TransmissionEight-speed Tiptronic®
12.0 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume35.0 Cubic Feet
PremiumMinimum Fuel Grade RequiredPremium
18" 5-Y-spoke Alloy / Summer PerformanceStandard Wheels / Tires18" 5-Y-spoke Alloy / Summer Performance
Three-zone automaticStandard Climate ControlThree-zone automatic
S-model quadExhaust OutletsS-model quad

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