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2014 Audi S4 vs. 2014 Lexus ES 300h Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Audi S4, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi S4 and the Lexus ES 300h in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi S4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi S4 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi S4 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi S4 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 300h. The Audi S4 is slightly shorter than the Lexus ES 300h, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi S4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Audi S4 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 300h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S4 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S4 and the Lexus ES 300h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi S4 as you will in the Lexus ES 300h.

Warranty
The Audi S4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.

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2014 Audi
S4

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MSRP*: $48,100
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2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500
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City MPG: 17 40
Highway MPG: 26 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $44,734 $37,000

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