Compare 2008 Audi S4 vs 2008 Lexus IS F

2008 Audi S4
2008 Lexus IS F
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 13 20 $45,207 $48,610
5-Door Avant Wagon Manual 13 20 $46,137 $49,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic 14 21 $46,232 $49,710
5-Door Avant Wagon Automatic 14 21 $47,162 $50,710
2-Door Cabriolet Manual 13 19 $52,801 $56,775
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic 14 21 $53,917 $57,975
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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
$45,207
$49,840
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,610
$56,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$810 / month
$933 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi S4 has aged gracefully—and still has fleet V-8 feet and great handling, too. 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
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 85.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 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)
70.1 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 13.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 14.2 x 1.2
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)
11.3 x 0.47 13.6 x 1.1
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)
16.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.91
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 255/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40YR18 225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
P235/40YR18 T135/70MR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3869 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 7000 416 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI DI/SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3500 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
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)
2.05 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S4 Lexus IS F
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link, Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link, Double Wishbone

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