Compare 2013 Lexus GS 350 vs 2013 Audi A6

2013 Lexus GS 350
2013 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,945
$39,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$42,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$703 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.300 37.400
Front Head Room (in)
38.000 37.200
Second Hip Room (in)
54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 57.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 97.200
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 56.300
Front Leg Room (in)
42.300 41.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.500 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 73.800
Track Width, Front (in)
62.000 64.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.700 4.600
Length, Overall (in)
190.700 193.900
Height, Overall (in)
57.300 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.600 63.700
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 114.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.300 14.100
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.100 x 1.200 12.600 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)
12.200 x 0.700 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.400 19.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.200 16.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.800 39.000
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50WR17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3795 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 211 @ 4300 - 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.615 2.848
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.586 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520 3.829-0.608
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.401 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.717 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.224 4.633
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.043 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 Audi A6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 5 (2012)

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