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2021 Audi A6 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2021 Audi
A6

MSRP*: $54,900 to $59,800
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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $39,945 to $41,805
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 335-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 - 335 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 194.4 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
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 A6 than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A6.

Convenience
The Audi A6 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A6 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A6, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 350.

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

Performance
The Audi A6 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 350, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A6 and the Lexus IS 350.

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