When we compare the Audi A6's and the Lexus GS 350's specifications and ratings, the Audi A6 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Lexus GS 350 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi A6's and the Lexus GS 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus GS 350 is a better car than the Audi A6.
Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS 350 Pricing
A used 2020 Audi A6 ranges from $32,188 to $47,495 while a used 2020 Lexus GS 350 is priced between $37,850 to $48,035.
Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi A6 loses 58.2 percent of its value and the Lexus GS 350 loses 45.5 percent of its value. This means the Lexus GS 350 retains 12.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi A6.
Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A6 is 8.4 out of 10 while the Lexus GS 350's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi A6 being ranked 7 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Lexus GS 350 being ranked 4 out of 29.
Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A6 is 8.7 out of 10. For the Lexus GS 350 the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Lexus GS 350 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi A6.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi A6’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the Lexus GS 350 base engine makes 311 horsepower. The A6 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 618 miles. The GS 350 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 452 miles. This gives the Audi A6 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lexus GS 350. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Lexus GS 350 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room and cargo space. The Audi A6 has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Audi A6 and Lexus GS 350 are comparable in regards to front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Audi A6 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.