Audi A4 vs. Lexus IS

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White

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$36,000 - $40,500
$36,523 - $40,166

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.71 / 5
38 Reviews
4.54 / 5
13 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 - 252 hp
241 - 260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TFSI I4 DOHC
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
44.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
10.8 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 ft.
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Length

Length
186.1 in.
184.3 in.

Width

Width
72.5 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3450 - 3626 .lbs
3583 - 3737 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 - 252 hp
241 - 260 hp

Torque

Torque
236 - 273 ft. lbs.
236 - 258 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 34 mpg
10 - 13 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 - 34 mpg
26 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A4
Lexus IS

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan - quattro Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3450 - 3626 lbs.
90.2 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 - 31 mpg.
3583 - 3737 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 - 27 mpg.
22 - 26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 - 37 mpg.
19 - 22 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
26 - 32 mpg.

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
2.0 L/122 - 3.5 L/211

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 7
Port/Direct Injection

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Manual w/OD
6 - 8

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19, 3.56, 3.78
Automatic w/OD

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04, 2.19, 2.53
3.52 - 4.60

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28, 1.52, 1.68
2.04 - 2.72

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94, 1.02, 1.06
1.40 - 1.86

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74, 0.78, 0.79
1.00 - 1.46

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51, 0.67, 0.76
0.71 - 1.23

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75, 2.79, 3.33
0.58 - 1.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56, 4.23, 4.27
3.17 - 4.06

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420
3.13 - 3.77

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 - 6.5
6.8 - 8.0

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
P225/40YR18 - P225/45VR17

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
H7U
P225/45VR17 - P255/35YR18

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
H7U
Compact

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17, P245/40HR18, P245/40YR18
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17, P245/40HR18, P245/40YR18
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Steel

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rack-Pinion

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
4-Wheel Disc

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
4-Wheel

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft.
Yes

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Yes

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
13.2 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
12.2 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
17.4 gal.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 - 13.3 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 13 in.
44.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.3 gal.
55.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
54.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
36.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
53.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.7 in.
54 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.5 in.
110.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
184.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
186.1 in.
71.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.5 in.
56.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.3 - 56.2 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.9 in.
61 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in.
5.1 - 5.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 ft³.
10.8 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 - 0.64
0.82

Model Group

Model Group
A4
0.69

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
IS300

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Intermediate Luxury

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
Sedan

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
2.0 - 3.5

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
DOHC

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
aluminum

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4 - 6