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Selected Style 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,430
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,795
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$563 / month
$542 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 aren't as focused and fun to drive as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti, though especially in F Sport guise they still look great. The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.3 91
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 12.6 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) 11.4 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 140
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 211 @ 4300
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 5.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 2.40-0.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.27 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250 Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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