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Compare: 2013 Audi A5 vs 2012 Lexus IS 350C

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2013 Audi A5

2012 Lexus IS 350C

  2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2011 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$37,850
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$46,640
Invoice $35,201 $43,374
MPG
City/Highway
21/31 19/27
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review A strong powertrain, usable backseat, and tight retractable hardtop make the 2012 Lexus IS 350C very enjoyable, even if it feels somewhat conservative. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • A real four-seater, more or less
  • A strikingly handsome vehicle
  • A high degree of sophistication
  • Transmissions? Take your pick
  • Great (S5) performance becomes (RS5) awesome

Dislikes:

  • CVT=not for me
  • Cabriolet loses valuable rear seat space
  • Trunk space isn't all that large
  • Bluetooth's an option?

Likes:

  • A real back seat (for a convertible)
  • Weekend-size trunk space
  • Composed ride
  • Competitive pricing
  • Strong acceleration (IS 350C)

Dislikes:

  • No throttle-blipping or rev-matching
  • Conservative styling inside and out
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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