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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 35.200
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.600
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.900
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 12.400
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.15 x - TBD - 12.600 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) 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.900
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
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
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
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) 3527 3505
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 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 140
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
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 Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 24
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
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
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350 Audi A4
Body Style Sedan Sedan
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
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 5-Link
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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