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2019 Audi S4 vs. 2019 Lexus ES 300h Review

New 2019 Audi S4

2019 Audi
S4

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New 2019 Lexus ES 300h

2019 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$50,200
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$41,560 to $45,210
Invoice* $47,188 $38,929 to $42,287
MPG - City 21 43
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 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 a little narrower than the Lexus ES 300h, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing you to more easily maneuver 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. The Audi S4 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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