Comparison - Lexus LS 500 F Sport 2018 - vs - Audi S4 Prestige quattro 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
84,220
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
55,800
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.70gals
15.30gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is redesigned and all-new.Choosing an LS 500 is simple: There's one well-appointed trim level with a handful of options and option packages.

PROS
Library-quiet at all speeds on all roads
Ride quality remains soft, supple and impervious to bad asphalt
Interior features world-class build quality and artful materials

CONS
Touchpad-based infotainment is clever but distracting on the road
Accelerates quick for its size, but the pedal response feels slow, numb
General lack of sportiness cedes advantage to some German rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedans don’t reach for the same performance limits as the LC coupes, but there’s ambition in every line.

Pros
Eye-grabbing interior
Interesting exterior
Lots of rear-seat space
Laden with luxury touches
Hybrid’s promised gains

Cons
The V-8’s gone
Lots of intentional drivetrain noise
Bounding air-sprung ride
Steering lacks precision

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Bold new cabin materials and textures
Well-behaved 10-speed automatic
Ride quality
Steering
24-inch-wide head-up display
Improved gas mileage
Front cross-traffic alert

Cons
Remote Touch touchpad controller
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
Operation of driver-aid tech is so-so
Could be stronger off the line (LS 500)
Hybrid braking feel (LS 500h)
EV button is pointless (LS 500h)

By: 
cars.com

The S4’s understated looks won’t snap necks on the street, but its 354-hp turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and all-wheel-drive traction can realign your spine on demand. Sorry stick-shift purists, an eight-speed automatic is the sole gearbox. With standard massaging front seats and premium interior materials, the sophisticated sedan also pampers passengers.

Pros
Solid performance,
stealthy road presence,
refined and high-tech cabin.

Cons
Short on engagement behind the wheel,
fierce competitors in the same showroom.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases.

Pros
Sharp exterior
Comfortable in front or back
Plentiful power from V-6
Comfortable ride
Good standard equipement

Cons
Transmission seems hesitant
Finicky optional sport steering
Drama-less?
Missing S5's power dome

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Strong acceleration
Nimble handling
Well-appointed interior

Cons
Small trunk
Looks too conservative
Clunky start/stop system

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
442ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
Horsepower: 
416hp
at 6 000rpm
354hp
at 5 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
206.10in
186.80in
Width: 
74.80in
72.50in
Height: 
57.90in
55.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
Wheel Base: 
123.00in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.30
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.90in
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.80in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
54.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
17.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.00cu.ft
13.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4905.00lbs
3858.00lbs

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
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
28 -Way Power Passenger Seat
28 -Way Power Driver 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
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Massaging
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In
18 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

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 brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
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: 
Cornering Lights
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
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
F SPORT Package
Accessory Package
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Driver Assistance Package
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Warm Weather Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Black Optic Package
S Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
Panorama Glass Roof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
20" Split Five Spoke Alloy Wheel W/Dark Graphite Finish
F SPORT Rear Bumper Applique
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Paint Protection Film By 3M
Audi Beam - Rings
19" 5-Spoke-V Design Wheels
Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
18" 245/40 All-Season Tires
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Mark Levinson Audio
F SPORT Leather Heated Steering Wheel
All-Weather Floor Liners With Trunk Tray
Carpet Trunk Mat
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
F SPORT Key Gloves
Key Gloves
All-Weather Trunk Tray
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Fine Nappa Leather Interior W/Leatherette Covered Center Console And Door Armrests
Audi Guard All-Weather Front And Rear Mats - Black W/"S4" Logo Front Mats
Audi First Aid Kit
Leather Care Kit