Compare 2013 Lexus IS 250C vs 2013 Audi TT

2013 Lexus IS 250C
2013 Audi TT
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250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $35,945 $38,650
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $35,945 $38,650
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $38,735 $41,650
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $38,735 $41,650
2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $53,196 $57,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,627
$35,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,610
$38,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$644 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi TT RS is the star on track, but all TT models offer fun and efficiency, plus a welcome dash of style.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 47.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 73.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 97.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8-2.4 13.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.3 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)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.96
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3806 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 1.185
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 0.862
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 3.264
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060 1.792
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.909 4.769/3.444
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.829
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 0.686
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 2.923
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Audi TT
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1

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