Compare 2018 Audi A4 vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 Audi A4
2018 Lexus IS
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2.0 TFSI Premium Manual quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Plus S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Prestige S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Tech Premium Plus S Tronic FWD 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Tech Premium S Tronic FWD 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
S4 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
S4 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 300 RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,666
$37,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,500
$40,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$675 / month
$678 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases. The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 10.8
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)
13 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3737
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Lexus IS
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.0
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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