Compare 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 Lexus IS

2013 Audi A4
2013 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
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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 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
IS 350C 2-Door Conv 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,178
$34,898
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$37,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$625 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition. The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 43.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.200 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.000 85.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.200 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.100 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.900 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.600 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
185.200 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.45 x - TBD -
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)
12.600 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3651
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 204 @ 6400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.290 0.716
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.320 3.224
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.140 2.042
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.850 4.100
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.670 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.586
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.170 3.520
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.110 1.400
Trans Type
8 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Lexus IS 250
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 7.9
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
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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
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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