Compare 2015 Audi A5 vs 2015 Lexus IS

2015 Audi A5
2015 Lexus IS
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2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
RS 5 2-Door Convertible 16 22 $73,656 $79,200
RS 5 2-Door Coupe 16 23 $65,938 $70,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 18 26 $56,638 $60,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 18 26 $56,638 $60,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $50,128 $53,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $50,128 $53,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $48,827 $52,500
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $48,827 $52,500
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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
$44,268
$36,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$39,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 coupe and convertible are sleek and supple, but make the most sense in their S and RS guises. The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 90.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 13.8
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Lexus IS 250
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet 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
7.3 (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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