Used test: Audi S5 Sportback vs Kia Stinger GT S

These two performance cars offer both style and substance, but which one makes the best used buy? We have the answer...

New Kia Stinger GT S vs Audi S5 Sportback

Our verdict

If you want the faster cross-country weapon, the S5 is the daddy. But these aren’t out-and-out sports cars, they’re mile-munching GTs, and the S5’s problem is that you can’t turn it down.

The Stinger is never anything other than mesmerisingly fast, but soften its driving modes and it becomes an accomplished long-distance cruiser, too. And despite being slower point to point, those looking for thrills will find it more fun.

The final blow is that the Stinger represents such good value bought at this age, and it comes with all that desirable standard equipment. We said at the start that Kia has been shifting people’s opinions, and it seems that would include ours. It’s a close call, but it’s a victory for the Stinger. 

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1st – Kia Stinger GT S

New Kia Stinger GT S vs Audi S5 Sportback

For Performance; entertaining handling; more comfortable ride; better equipped; cheaper to buy

Against Thirstier engine; not as practical

4 out of 5 stars

Read the full used Kia Stinger review 


2nd – Audi S5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic

New Kia Stinger GT S vs Audi S5 Sportback

For Awesome grip; quicker off the line; better interior quality; bigger boot 

Against Choppy ride; more expensive; less well equipped

4 out of 5 stars

Read the full used Audi S5 review


Specifications: Audi S5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic

Engine size 3.0-litre petrol

Power 349bhp

Torque 369lb ft

0-60mph 4.4sec

Top speed 155mph

Fuel economy 36.7mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 174xg/km


Specifications: Kia Stinger GT S

Engine size 3.3-litre petrol

Power 365bhp

Torque 376lb ft

0-60mph 4.8sec

Top speed 168mph

Fuel economy 28.5mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 225g/km


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