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Lexus ES 350 vs. Audi A5

When we compare the Lexus ES 350 to the Audi A5, the Lexus ES 350 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Lexus ES 350 and Audi A5 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Lexus ES 350 versus the Audi A5, the Lexus ES 350 is a better car than the Audi A5.

Lexus ES 350 versus Audi A5 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus ES 350 ranges from $33,300 to $43,997 while a used Audi A5 from the same model year range is priced between $39,937 to $52,940. For a new model, the Lexus ES 350's price is between $43,140 and $55,507, with the Audi A5 priced between $54,360 and $66,233.

Lexus ES 350 versus Audi A5 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus ES 350 is 9.2 out of 10 while the Audi A5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Lexus ES 350 being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Audi A5 being ranked 6 out of 27 Best Luxury Convertibles.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus ES 350’s base engine makes 302 horsepower, and the Audi A5 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The ES 350 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. The A5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 474 miles. The ES 350 uses regular unleaded, and the A5 uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Lexus ES 350, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Audi A5, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Lexus ES 350 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Lexus ES 350 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$43,140 - $55,507

Used Asking Price:

$33,300 - $43,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$54,360 - $66,233

Used Asking Price:

$39,937 - $52,940

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 29
1 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 27
6 / 27

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

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Luxury, Ultra Luxury, F SPORT Handling, F SPORT Design

Trim Levels

quattro Premium 45 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 45 TFSI, quattro Prestige 45 TFSI

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

302 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

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

0.082 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

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

0.065 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

22 / 32 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 509 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

24 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 474 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

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:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Cargo Space:

13.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

46.9 inches

Cargo Space:

9.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

83.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3690 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

195.9 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3990 lbs

Width:

79.9 inches

Height:

54.5 inches

Length:

184.9 inches

Wheelbase:

108.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/40R18