Compare 2011 Lexus GS 460 vs 2011 Audi A6

2011 Lexus GS 460
2011 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $49,279 $55,370
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prem Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,279
$42,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,370
$45,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$923 / month
$753 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 96.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7-3.2 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.9-19.1 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
342 @ 6200 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 3600 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.51
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 2.51-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 460 Audi A6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5

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