Compare 2012 Audi A4 vs 2012 Lexus IS

2012 Audi A4
2012 Lexus IS
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4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
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4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
IS 350C 2-Door Conv 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,852
$34,805
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,400
$37,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$607 / month
$624 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans. The 2012 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 aren't as focused and fun to drive as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti, though especially in F Sport guise they still look great.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 88.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 107.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.6 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3651
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 204 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Lexus IS 250
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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