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Lexus IS 350 vs. Audi A5

In comparing the Lexus IS 350 to the Audi A5, the Lexus IS 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 Audi A5 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Lexus IS 350 versus the Audi A5, the Lexus IS 350 is a better car than the Audi A5.

Lexus IS 350 versus Audi A5 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus IS 350 ranges from $34,344 to $44,980 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 IS 350's price is between $46,982 and $55,271, with the Audi A5 priced between $54,360 and $66,233.

Lexus IS 350 versus Audi A5 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus IS 350 is 9.3 out of 10 while the Audi A5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Lexus IS 350 being ranked 1 out of 39 Best Luxury Small 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 IS 350’s base engine makes 311 horsepower, and the Audi A5 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The IS 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 487 miles. The A5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 474 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Lexus IS 350 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Audi A5 has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Lexus IS 350 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,982 - $55,271

Used Asking Price:

$34,344 - $44,980

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.3%

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:

9.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 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

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1 / 39

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

F SPORT Design, F SPORT

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:

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:

311 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

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

0.083 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:

RWD / AWD

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

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

348 / 487 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium 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:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

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:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.4 inches

Cargo Space:

10.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.2 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:

3748 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

110.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

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:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/35R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/40R18