Compare 2008 Audi RS 4 vs 2008 Lexus IS F

2008 Audi RS 4
2008 Lexus IS F
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F 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $49,840 $56,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,227
$49,840
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,910
$56,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1115 / month
$933 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi RS4 sedan and cabriolet bring rocketlike power and price tags to the otherwise humble A4 lineup. The 2008 Lexus IS-F challenges the best from Germany, bringing 168-mph capability with an uber-high pricetag to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 30.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 85.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 13.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19 255/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/70MR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 19 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7800 416 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
FSI Direct DI/SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 6000 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 2.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi RS 4 Lexus IS F
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Double Wishbone

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