Compare 2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Lexus IS

2021 Audi A4
#3 in Wagons
2021 Lexus IS
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $38,178 $41,050
IS IS 300 RWD 21 31 $36,318 $39,050
IS IS 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $41,805 $44,950
IS IS 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $39,945 $42,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,755
$38,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,100
$41,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$684 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors. The 2021 Lexus IS doesn’t gain any ground on the more performance-oriented compact sedans, but it’s priced right.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 32.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
187.5 185.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 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)
11.8 11.7
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)
12.4 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 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3682 3847
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 4200 260 @ 6600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.04
Trans Order Code
ZY NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.40
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Sedan Lexus IS
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 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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2021 Audi A4
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  • Lease: From $359 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $2,500 cash incentive
  • Finance: From 0.99% APR for 60 months
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2021 Lexus IS
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  • Lease: From $359 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $1,500 cash
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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