Comparison: 2019 Lexus IS 300 vs 2019 Audi A4
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:31PM
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Drivers in the Santa Clara area looking for a five-passenger luxury sport sedan will benefit from reading the below comparison of the 2019 Lexus IS 300 against the 2019 Audi A4. The Lexus IS 300 delivers a more comfortable, yet responsive ride and offers a multitude of valuable features. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to test drive the new IS 300.

Performance

2019 Lexus IS 300

The 2019 Lexus IS 300 lets you choose between the base trim or the F SPORT style as well as rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The IS 300 and 300 F SPORT rear-wheel-drive trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed sport direct-shift automatic transmission which produces 241-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The all-wheel-drive styles provide improved traction and control and are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters which pumps out 260-hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine achieves 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

2019 Audi A4

The 2019 Audi A4 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims and offers two different engines. The 40 TFSI® turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with front-wheel-drive which produces 188-hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The available 45 TFSI® engine is mated with quattro® all-wheel drive to help increase grip and agility and generates 248-hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine accomplishes 0 – 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.

Convenience and Technology

2019 Lexus IS 300

The IS 300 has a quiet cabin and comes standard with an illuminated entry system, power-folding, power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat to add options when carrying longer items. The Lexus Enform technology suite includes remote access to your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs, as well as the capability to start your engine, lock and unlock doors, and find your vehicle’s location remotely. Available is a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display that provides access to audio, current traffic and weather, navigation, and includes Amazon Alexa integration.

2019 Audi A4

The A4 has optional keyless engine start/stop, full-color head-up display, and ambient LED interior lighting. The available 8.3-inch center MMI® infotainment display features MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology and comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interface allowing you to access your smartphone’s features. Audi connect® integrates with Google Earth™ to provide weather conditions and traffic information and is optional.

Safety

2019 Lexus IS 300

Security comes standard on the Lexus IS 300 with the Lexus Safety System + which consists of pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside assistance, and a ten-airbag system are all included to help keep you and your passengers safe.

2019 Audi A4

Pre sense® basic and Pre sense® city come standard and help secure the vehicle during unusual maneuvers and helps detect vehicles and pedestrians that may be in the vehicle’s path. Optional are Pre sense® rear which monitors the traffic following the vehicle, rear cross traffic assist, and a top view camera system.

Pricing

2019 Lexus IS 300

Starting at $38,410 MSRP

2019 Audi A4

Starting at $37,400 MSRP

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