When we compare the Audi S4's and the Audi S5's specifications and ratings, the Audi S4 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and overall quality score. The Audi S5 has the advantage in the areas of reliability and resale value. The Audi S4 and Audi S5 have the same fuel efficiency base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi S4's and the Audi S5's specifications and ratings, the Audi S4 is a better car than the Audi S5.
Audi S4 vs. Audi S5 Pricing
For a new model, the Audi S4's price is between $60,831 and $70,375, with the Audi S5 priced between $63,964 and $72,715.
Audi S4 vs. Audi S5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi S4 loses 48.4 percent of its value and the Audi S5 loses 43.7 percent of its value. This means the Audi S5 retains 4.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi S4.
Audi S4 vs. Audi S5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi S4 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Audi S5's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Audi S4 being ranked 11 out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars and the Audi S5 being ranked 6 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars.
Audi S4 vs. Audi S5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi S4 is 8.5 out of 10. For the Audi S5 the reliability rating is 9.2 out of 10. This gives the Audi S5 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi S4.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Audi S4 and the Audi S5 makes 349 horsepower. Both the S4 and the S5 are rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Audi S4, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Audi S5, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of front head room. The Audi S4 and Audi S5 are comparable in regards to front leg room.