Compare 2009 Lexus SC 430 vs 2009 Audi A4

2009 Lexus SC 430
2009 Audi A4
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 16 23 $59,456 $66,805
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,456
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,805
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1113 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
33.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 4.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.8 16.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.47
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)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
T145/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 3400 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 5600 211 @ 5300-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2-Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 430 Audi A4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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