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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2006. - 2010.
F - Executive car
sedan, 4 door
Rear
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2010.
F - Executive car
sedan, 4 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

5030 mm
1875 mm
1465 mm
510 liters
510 liters
84 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
5062 mm
1894 mm
1444 mm
500 liters
500 liters
90 liters

Engine

Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
4608 cc
384 hp
500 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen / Audi
4.2 FSI BVJ
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
4163 cc
350 hp
440 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 8 gears
1945 kg
5.7 s
250 km/h
14.9 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
11.1 l/100km
261 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1800 kg
6.1 s
250 km/h
15.7 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
10.9 l/100km
259 g/km

Expenses

12500 EUR
1254 - 1561 EUR
Price from
Tax
19000 EUR
1254 - 1561 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 4-door sedan body style within the same 'Executive car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (rear for the Lexus and 4 x 4 in the case of the Audi). The first one has a Toyota-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 384hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 350hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the executive car segment, which is generally a fortune safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Lexus as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Lexus with an average rating of 4.9, and models under the Audi badge with 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Japanese car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Lexus is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 250 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 11 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (26 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Audi appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Lexus offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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