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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
The standard array of safety features
With no crash-test ratings available at the time of this writing, TheCarConnection.com still finds the 2008 Audi S5 packed with safety features that suggest good crash scores in the future.
Edmunds makes note of the standard safety features that come on the Audi S5, which are "Antilock disc brakes (with brake assist), stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags"--a good selection to come standard. Additional features include an optional "backup camera and Audi's Side Assist blind spot warning system," says Cars.com.
The "four-wheel antilock disc brakes [are] bolstered by electronic brake force distribution and a stability control system," keeping you safe on the road. "That's in addition to Quattro all-wheel drive," says MyRide.com, which praises the "sure-footed technology standard on every model." ForbesAutos reports, “The electronic stability program can be deactivated in two stages for enthusiasts who like to push the limits of adhesion during spirited driving.”
Cars.com makes note that there have been no published crash-test ratings for the 2008 Audi S5 by the government or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, "but Audis generally do well in both such tests."
The S5’s score for safety will be updated when crash-test results are made available.
The 2008 Audi S5 has a raft of safety features, but testing has yet to take place.