Compare 2012 Audi A8 vs 2012 Lexus LS

2012 Audi A8
2012 Lexus LS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 18 28 $73,237 $78,750
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
A8 L 4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L AWD 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L RWD 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
LS 460 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $62,219 $67,630
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $103,732 $112,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,237
$64,339
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,750
$69,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1313 / month
$1166 / 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 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 18.0
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)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.1 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 - 14.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/50R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4597
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 344 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 357 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 3.13
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Lexus LS 460
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 10.2

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