Compare 2017 Lexus IS vs 2017 Audi A4

2017 Lexus IS
2017 Audi A4
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RWD IS Turbo F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD IS Turbo 22 32 $35,178 $37,825
RWD IS Turbo F Sport 22 32 $35,178 $37,825
AWD IS 300 19 26 $37,386 $40,200
AWD IS 300 F Sport 19 26 $37,386 $40,200
RWD IS 350 19 28 $38,474 $41,370
RWD IS 350 F Sport 19 28 $38,474 $41,370
AWD IS 350 19 26 $40,488 $43,535
AWD IS 350 F Sport 19 26 $40,488 $43,535
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2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD ultra Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD ultra Premium 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD ultra Premium Plus 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Premium 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Premium Plus 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Prestige 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Season of Audi ultra Premium 27 37 $35,202 $37,850
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Premium 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Prestige 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Prestige 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Season of Audi Premium 24 31 $39,386 $42,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,178
$32,458
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,825
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Lexus IS gets a new face and more advanced safety features that help it become a viable rival to German and American competitors. The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 12.4
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 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35YR18 P225/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
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
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5800 190 @ 4200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1650 236 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.52
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.43
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.19
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.23
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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