Comparison - Audi A3 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Lexus GS 350 F Sport 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
43,700
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
54,005
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Automated Manual
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ibis white
#EFEFED
Monsoon Grey
#ADAEB2
Mythos black
#2C2C2C
Brilliant Black
#0B0B0B
Cosmos Blue
#1D3744
Florett Silver
#A1A2A7
Nano gray
#5A5A58
Tango red
#B10A11

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Audi A3 ranked #13 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Audi A3 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lively acceleration, especially with upgraded engines
Dynamic handling balanced with a smooth ride
High-tech infotainment system and available virtual cockpit
Spacious front seats

Cons
Small back seat
Limited cargo space in all-wheel-drive, hybrid, and convertible models

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan with style, performance, and content that make it a logical stepping stone for Volkswagen Golf and GTI buyers.

Pros
Audi Virtual Cockpit
Well-equipped for $40,000
Standard automatic emergency braking
Potent 2.0-liter turbo
Available in three body styles

Cons
Tiny backseat/trunk
Best safety equipment limited to Prestige
Cute looks may limit appeal

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the A3 receives only minor changes to equipment availability. Two USB ports and heated front seats are now standard on all A3s, and blind-spot monitoring is standard on the Premium Plus trim levels.

PROS
Good balance of a comfortable ride and sporty handling
Strong acceleration from the turbocharged engine
Refined and stylish cabin

CONS
Limited backseat space
Small trunk, especially with all-wheel drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.

Pros
Handling and poise
Voluptuous sheet metal
Comfortable, supportive front seats
Crisp F Sport steering
Connectivity complete with Enform

Cons
F Sport's stiffer ride
Responsiveness in GS 300
Mediocre mileage for GS 350
Tight back-seat knee room
Cabin's plastic trim

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Lexus GS 350 rolls into 2018 without significant changes.The 2018 Lexus GS 350 is a multitalented luxury sedan that artfully blends comfort, sophistication and performance. Despite its advancing age — the current generation has been around for five years — the GS still makes a compelling choice with a well-appointed interior, eager powertrain, sure handling and a smooth ride.

PROS
Comfortable and spacious interior feels rich and luxurious
All-wheel drive and high-performance versions cover most driver needs

CONS
Trunk not expandable because rear seatbacks do not fold down
Entertainment and navigation system controller is hard to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
280ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
220hp
at 4 500rpm
311hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.50in
192.10in
Width: 
72.40in
Height: 
55.70in
57.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.80in
112.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
14.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.00cu.ft
14.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3362.00lbs
3891.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
14 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0 In
19 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Sport Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
F SPORT 19" Split Nine-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Exterior Options: 
Audi Beam - Rings
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 5-Arm Wing Design Wheels
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
One-Touch Power Trunk
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Audi Quattro Guard Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
F SPORT Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Key Glove
Color Heads-Up Display
Carpet Trunk Mat
Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System
F SPORT Leather Steering Wheel
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners