Compare 2015 Audi A4 vs 2015 Lexus IS

2015 Audi A4
2015 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 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
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4-Door Sport Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 20 27 $36,350 $39,085
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line AWD 20 27 $40,707 $43,690
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line RWD 21 30 $38,614 $41,440
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan RWD 21 30 $33,993 $36,550
IS 250C 2-Door Conv 21 30 $40,325 $43,360
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,339 $42,300
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $37,260 $40,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,968
$36,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$39,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one. The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 90.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.6
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 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HM1 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Lexus IS 250
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 7.6
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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