Compare 2013 Audi A5 vs 2012 Lexus IS 350C

2013 Audi A5
2012 Lexus IS 350C
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
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350C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,201
$43,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,850
$46,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$777 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A pretty, talented family of coupes and convertibles, the A5 lineup ranges from the black-sheep CVT Cabrio to the unabashedly awesome RS5. A strong powertrain, usable backseat, and tight retractable hardtop make the 2012 Lexus IS 350C very enjoyable, even if it feels somewhat conservative.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.700 25.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.900 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.000 87.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.000 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.800 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 44.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.000 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.500 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.100 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.000 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.100 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.300 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 3880
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.780 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.320 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.330 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.050 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.690 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.970 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Lexus IS 350C
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5

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