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Mercedes-Benz GLK vs. Audi A5 / S5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 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    
2016 Audi A5 / S5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 A5 / S5s, 5.1 months of data per A5 / S5, average 3300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Audi A5 / S5 15
14.2857142857% 14.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 A5 / S5s, 8.9 months of data per A5 / S5, average 11700 miles

 

2014 Audi A5 / S5 30
47.1428571429% 47.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 A5 / S5s, 9.7 months of data per A5 / S5, average 19500 miles
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 GLKs, 10.1 months of data per GLK, average 19200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Audi A5 / S5 40
57.3891625616% 57.3891625616% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  110 A5 / S5s, 9.3 months of data per A5 / S5, average 34400 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 GLKs, 9.4 months of data per GLK, average 34100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Audi S5 19
13.5944700461% 13.5944700461% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 S5s, 9.6 months of data per S5, average 43300 miles
2012 Audi A5 28
30.1843317972% 30.1843317972% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 A5s, 10.3 months of data per A5, average 52200 miles

 

2011 Audi A5 26
19.8412698413% 19.8412698413% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 A5s, 9.4 months of data per A5, average 64900 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
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 S5s, 9.4 months of data per S5, average 57500 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
  14 GLKs, 8.5 months of data per GLK, average 46600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Audi A5 3.2 / S5 53
56.2271062271% 56.2271062271% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 A5 3.2 / S5s, 10.4 months of data per A5 3.2 / S5, average 58400 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 2.0T 55
59.1575091575% 59.1575091575% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 A5 2.0Ts, 10.5 months of data per A5 2.0T, average 70100 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
  17 GLKs, 10.6 months of data per GLK, average 61300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Audi A5 / S5 47
31.2324929972% 31.2324929972% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 A5 / S5s, 9.5 months of data per A5 / S5, average 68800 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.

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