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Mercedes-Benz GLK vs. Audi A5 / S5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2017 Audi A5 / S5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 A5 / S5s, 3.4 months of data per A5 / S5, average 4000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2016 Audi A5 / S5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 A5 / S5s, 6.5 months of data per A5 / S5, average 5200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Audi A5 / S5 20
26.1904761905% 26.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 A5 / S5s, 9.1 months of data per A5 / S5, average 14100 miles

 

2014 Audi A5 / S5 27
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 A5 / S5s, 9.7 months of data per A5 / S5, average 22200 miles
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 GLKs, 10.2 months of data per GLK, average 21700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Audi A5 / S5 29
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  106 A5 / S5s, 9.0 months of data per A5 / S5, average 36900 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GLKs, 9.5 months of data per GLK, average 35500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Audi S5 26
29.802955665% 29.802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 S5s, 9.3 months of data per S5, average 45300 miles
2012 Audi A5 34
45.5665024631% 45.5665024631% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 A5s, 9.7 months of data per A5, average 54600 miles

 

2011 Audi A5 38
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 A5s, 9.9 months of data per A5, average 64400 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011 Audi S5 54
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  47 S5s, 9.9 months of data per S5, average 60600 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GLKs, 9.5 months of data per GLK, average 48100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Audi A5 2.0T 46
45.9706959707% 45.9706959707% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 A5 2.0Ts, 10.0 months of data per A5 2.0T, average 69700 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2010 Audi A5 3.2 / S5 55
59.1575091575% 59.1575091575% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 A5 3.2 / S5s, 9.1 months of data per A5 3.2 / S5, average 58900 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 GLKs, 9.5 months of data per GLK, average 63700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Audi A5 / S5 57
45.0437317784% 45.0437317784% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 A5 / S5s, 9.2 months of data per A5 / S5, average 71500 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 GLKs, 9.5 months of data per GLK, average 63700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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