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2021 Audi A4 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 300 Review

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2021 Audi
A4

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2021 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$39,100 to $40,900
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$39,050 to $41,050
Invoice* $36,755 to $38,447 $36,318 to $38,178
MPG - City 24 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 31 26 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A4 than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 300 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A4, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Audi A4 or the Lexus IS 300, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 A4 and the Lexus IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 300. When looking at overall length, the Audi A4 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 300.

Handling
The Audi A4 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A4 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 300, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Lexus IS 300. The Audi A4 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 300.

Warranty
The Audi A4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 300.