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2021 Audi A6 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Review

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2021 Audi
A6

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2021 Lexus
ES 350

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MSRP*
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$54,900 to $59,800
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$40,000 to $49,000
Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 22 - 23 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A6 than in the Lexus ES 350, due to the Audi A6's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A6 and the Lexus ES 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A6 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus ES 350, 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). The Audi A6 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 350. 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 A6 and the Lexus ES 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A6 is a little wider than the Lexus ES 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi A6 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 350.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi A6 and the Lexus ES 350 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Audi A6 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus ES 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A6 has less horsepower than the Lexus ES 350, 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 A6 and the Lexus ES 350. The Audi A6 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 350, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 350.