Compare 2010 Lexus IS 250C vs 2008 Audi A5

2010 Lexus IS 250C
2008 Audi A5
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250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,929 $32,145
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,983 $33,315
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $32,196 $35,775
350 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $33,833 $37,595
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 18 25 $40,399 $44,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $52,612 $58,460
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 16 27 $37,108 $39,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 27 $38,315 $41,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,495
$37,108
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,440
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$657 / month
$665 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Can’t make up your mind between practicality and performance in a convertible? The 2010 Lexus IS 350C is a nice, sporty middle ground for top-down thrills. Understated on the outside, gorgeous on the inside, the 2008 Audi A5 has a stylish presence and grand-touring comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16.1
Brakes
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - 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)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45VR17 245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45VR17 245/40R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 3737
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 243 @ 3250-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection DOHC FSI Direct
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Audi A5
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapazoidal
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/anti-dive
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -

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