In comparing the Audi S4's and the Lexus GS 350's specifications and ratings, the Audi S4 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Lexus GS 350 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Audi S4's and the Lexus GS 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus GS 350 is a better car than the Audi S4.
Audi S4 vs. Lexus GS 350 Pricing
A used 2020 Audi S4 ranges from $37,535 to $47,798 while a used 2020 Lexus GS 350 is priced between $36,423 to $46,989.
Audi S4 vs. Lexus GS 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi S4 loses 48.4 percent of its value and the Lexus GS 350 loses 45.5 percent of its value. This means the Lexus GS 350 retains 2.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi S4.
Audi S4 vs. Lexus GS 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi S4 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Lexus GS 350's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi S4 being ranked 11 out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars and the Lexus GS 350 being ranked 4 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
Audi S4 vs. Lexus GS 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi S4 is 8.5 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 S4.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi S4’s base engine makes 349 horsepower, and the Lexus GS 350 base engine makes 311 horsepower. The S4 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 413 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 S4 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Lexus GS 350 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lexus GS 350, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.