Compare 2013 Lexus IS 350 vs 2013 Audi A4

2013 Lexus IS 350
2013 Audi A4
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
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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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,496
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,320
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$672 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 91.000
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.300
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 35.200
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.600
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 185.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.100
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 12.400
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 - 11.800 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)
13.15 x - TBD - 12.600 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.900
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.700
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P245/40R18
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)
3527 3505
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.400 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.716 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.224 2.920
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.042 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.083 5.180
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 2.400-0.380
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350 Audi A4
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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
Rollover Rating

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