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Audi R8 vs. Lexus LC 500

In comparing the Audi R8 to the Lexus LC 500, the Audi R8 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Lexus LC 500 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Audi R8 versus the Lexus LC 500, the Lexus LC 500 is a better car than the Audi R8.

Audi R8 versus Lexus LC 500 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Audi R8 ranges from $174,935 to $235,850 while a used Lexus LC 500 from the same model year range is priced between $86,959 to $99,915. For a new model, the Audi R8's price is between $157,080 and $224,495, with the Lexus LC 500 priced between $97,799 and $108,225.

Audi R8 versus Lexus LC 500 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi R8 is 7.1 out of 10 while the Lexus LC 500's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Audi R8 being ranked 23 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars and the Lexus LC 500 being ranked 9 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi R8’s base engine makes 562 horsepower, and the Lexus LC 500 base engine makes 471 horsepower.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$157,080 - $224,495

Used Asking Price:

$174,935 - $235,850

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$97,799 - $108,225

Used Asking Price:

$86,959 - $99,915

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.3 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

20 / 40
23 / 40

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 29
15 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

5.2 quattro V10 perform. Spyder, 5.2 V10 performance Spyder

Trim Levels

Base

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

562 hp @ 7800 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 6500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.157 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

471 hp @ 7100 rpm

Torque:

398 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.109 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.2 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

10

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 23 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

270 / 444 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

Not yet available

Rear Leg Room:

Not yet available

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

32.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

48.9 inches

Cargo Space:

5.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

85.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3571 lbs

Width:

80.2 inches

Height:

48.7 inches

Length:

174.4 inches

Wheelbase:

104.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4340 lbs

Width:

75.6 inches

Height:

53 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/30R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

polished aluminum

Tire Size:

245/45R20