Compare 2012 Lexus IS 250C vs 2012 Audi A5

2012 Lexus IS 250C
2012 Audi A5
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250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $34,504 $37,100
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $34,504 $37,100
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $34,504 $37,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $39,618 $42,600
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $39,618 $42,600
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $39,618 $42,600
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $41,572 $44,700
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $41,572 $44,700
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $41,572 $44,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,308
$34,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,190
$37,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus IS 250C strikes a good middle ground between racy roadsters and luxury convertible cruisers, but its sluggish powertrain performance will be a deal-breaker for many. Both the Audi A5 Coupe and its Cabriolet convertible sibling are striking designs that offer comfortable, easy-to-drive capacity for two people--and four in a pinch
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 84.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8-2.4 12.4
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 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)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P245/40R18
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)
3836 3583
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.32
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Audi A5
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.5

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