Compare 2012 Lexus LS 600h L vs 2012 Audi A8 L

2012 Lexus LS 600h L
2012 Audi A8 L
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $103,732 $112,750
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$103,732
$78,772
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,750
$84,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1879 / month
$1412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The low volumes projected for the 2012 Lexus LS 600h L reflect its conflicted role as the most luxurious model of the LS line and also the greenest; it's a comfortable car with superior fuel efficiency, but does anyone care?
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 121.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
203.9 207.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.7 122.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 14.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 x - TBD - 15.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.3-3.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.6-17.6 15.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R19
Spare Tire Size
P245/45R19 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5360 4453
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
389 @ 6400 372 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
DIS Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 4000 328 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.916 3.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.11
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 600h L Audi A8 L
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.9

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