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 Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 53.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.500 54.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

91.000 85.7

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.600 60.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

185.200 180.3

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.400 13.0

Brakes

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)

11.800 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 -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.900 17.1

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.300 14.1

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

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45R17 P225/45VR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45R17 P245/45VR17

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

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

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

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 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

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 23

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.110 1.400

Trans Type

8 6

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A4 Lexus IS 250

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

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

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

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6 6

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.6 7.9

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

--

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--

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

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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