Compare 2009 Lexus LS 460 vs 2008 Audi A8

2009 Lexus LS 460
2008 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $56,803 $63,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $59,941 $67,350
4-Door Sedan RWD LWB 16 24 $65,623 $73,735
4-Door Sedan AWD LWB 16 23 $68,760 $77,260
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 23 $65,741 $70,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,803
$65,741
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,825
$70,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1064 / month
$1178 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention, the 2009 Lexus 460 is a good choice. Perky, nimble handling and frisky, refined performance is what separates the 2008 Audi A8 from the rest of the super-sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 114.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.72
Length, Overall (in)
198.0 199.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 14.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.34
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)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.2 x 0.87
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)
22.2 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.6-16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/40R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4244 4321
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 6400 350 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI/DI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100 325 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 4.2L/254
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.17
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.52
Trans Type
8 6
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 460 Audi A8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Adaptive Air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Adaptive Air
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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