Compare 2012 Audi A8 vs 2012 Lexus LS 460

2012 Audi A8
2012 Lexus LS 460
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $73,237 $78,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $62,219 $67,630
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,237
$62,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,750
$67,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1313 / month
$1127 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi A8 models might still be fighting for the most prestige among flagships, but they're in the top tier from inside, thanks to their impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel. The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 103.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 199.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 18.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4244
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 380 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.17
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3

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