Though neither NHTSA nor the IIHS have crash-tested the 2008 or 2009 Audi S5, the S5 shares its underlying body structure with the new Audi A4 sedan, which has garnered top marks in crash tests from both the federal government and the insurance-industry-supported IIHS. And the 2009 Audi S5 is filled with safety technology.
Cars.com notes crash-test ratings are absent for the Audi S5. Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has put it through the paces.
The 2009 S5 comes with an alphabet soup of features: ABS, ESP, ACC, AWD, and so on. On the options list are a "backup camera" and a "blind spot warning system," says Cars.com. A new adaptive cruise control that maintains a safe distance from the car ahead is optional this year.
According to MyRide.com, the 2009 Audi S5's all-wheel drive ensures "sure-footed technology" is "standard on every model." For those who "push the limits of adhesion," ForbesAutos reports, "the electronic stability program can be deactivated in two stages," depending on whether you plan to drive your S5 more enthusiastically or just want a little wheel slip to power through a snowy driveway.