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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
203.9 207.4
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
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
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R19
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
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 Compact
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
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
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.2L/254
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
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
Trans Type
1 8
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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