Compare 2018 Audi A6 vs 2018 Lexus GS

2018 Audi A6
2018 Lexus GS
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 25 34 $46,222 $49,700
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 25 34 $46,222 $49,700
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 31 $48,268 $51,900
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 31 $48,268 $51,900
A6 2.0 TFSI Sport FWD 25 34 $47,616 $51,200
A6 2.0 TFSI Sport quattro AWD 22 31 $49,662 $53,400
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 29 $52,546 $56,500
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 29 $52,546 $56,500
A6 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 20 29 $52,546 $56,500
A6 3.0 TFSI Sport quattro AWD 20 29 $53,940 $58,000
S6 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 16 24 $66,868 $71,900
S6 4.0 TFSI Prestige 16 24 $66,868 $71,900
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GS 300 F Sport RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 300 F Sport RWD 21 30 $47,447 $51,100
GS GS 300 RWD 22 32 $43,254 $46,510
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $47,025 $50,565
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $50,161 $54,005
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $48,561 $52,260
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,333 $50,895
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,447 $84,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,222
$47,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$51,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$852 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi S6 stands with an impressive hand: quality interior, great performance, functional shape. It's possible to find better examples from other cars, but they all cost significantly more. The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 99
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 62
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 18.4
Brakes
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)
13.6 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P265/35VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3805
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.60
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.86
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Lexus GS
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
6.3 7.4
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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