2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 Audi S5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

The Audi brand offers a sport-tuned edition of many of its vehicles, identified by the S in the model name. They feature the same look, same size, same utility as their less-powerful siblings, but they're built to provide an even more powerful drive. The Audi A5 and S5 are fantastic examples. Each one provides a thrilling drive, but which one provides the right dose of Audi performance for your lifestyle? Find out below where we compare both models. We'll show you what they have in common and what the differences are between them.

2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 Audi S5 Exterior

Similarities: Size & Design

If you removed the badges, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the 2020 Audi A5 and S5 just by looking at them. That's because the differences can be found under the hood and inside the cabin. But both vehicles are available as a two-door coupe for a sporty appearance, a cabriolet with a power fabric top for warm summer days or a four-door sportback for added utility and rear-seat legroom. The coupe and sportback models have the same MSRP, so you can get a more classic look or extra space without having to pay more.

Similarities: Safety

Both vehicles come standard with Audi pre sense® city, which provides forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking -- which can help you avoid the most common kinds of accidents on today's hectic roads. For even greater protection, you can add optional upgrades like rear traffic alert Audi lane assist and adaptive cruise control. Whether you want a sporty everyday driver or a ferocious track day performer, Audi provides the essential safety you need.

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2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 Audi S5 Interior

Differences: Features

Entry-level 2020 Audi A5 models feature plenty of standard features, including a slick touchscreen multimedia system complete with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® for your phone. You also get plush leather upholstery, heated front seats and a whole lot more.

But inside the 2020 Audi S5, you get even more. Seats are finished with both soft leather and sporty Alcantara® which is durable, no-slip and resists damage from spills and sweat -- because sometimes it gets hot carving up curving backroads. Seats feature pneumatic side bolsters to hold drivers and passengers of all sizes in place under hard cornering. And since sitting in traffic can be even more frustrating when you have a turbocharged V6 you'd like to unleash, the 2020 Audi S5 placates you with standard massaging front seats. So at least you can relax while you wait for the road to open up.

Differences: Performance

A turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes standard on the 2020 Audi A5 with 248 horsepower for an exciting drive. The turbocharger not only provides better performance but impressive efficiency for up to 32 highway MPG! You can also add a sports suspension, which lowers the vehicle by 20mm and stiffens up the ride for reduced body roll, better handling and superior control. Acceleration from 0-60 MPH happens in just 5.4 seconds.

2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 Audi S5 Features

But when you step up to the 2020 Audi S5, you'll get a mighty V6 engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger design that reduces turbo lag. 349 horsepower urges the S5 from 0-60 MPH in a brief 4.4 seconds! The optional lowered sports suspension on the Audi A5 comes standard on the S5, or you can step up to the adaptive damping suspension that reacts to changing road conditions in real time. You can even get a sport-tuned rear differential for superior grip and control.

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The Difference Is Clear At Audi Columbus, Your Audi Dealership

With a starting MSRP of $42,900, the 2020 Audi A5 is remarkably affordable for an exciting sports coupe or sportback. Meanwhile, the 2020 Audi S5 starts at an MSRP of $51,900 -- a difference of $9,000. We invite you to Audi Columbus to experience both models firsthand. Come take your test drive and see all the available options, configurations and colors -- so you can drive home in the ideal Audi model for your needs and lifestyle.

2020 Audi A52020 Audi S5
$42,900Starting MSRP*$51,900
Coupe, Convertible & SportbackBody StylesCoupe, Convertible & Sportback
248Standard Horsepower349
273Standard Torque (lb-ft)269
Turbocharged Four-CylinderEngine TypeTurbocharged V6
Standardquattro® All-Wheel DriveStandard
Available UpgradeMatrix-design LED HeadlightsStandard
Available UpgradeSport-Tuned SuspensionStandard
Not AvailableMassaging Front SeatsStandard
Not AvailableAdaptive Damping SuspensionAvailable Upgrade

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