2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 Lexus IS

Auto buyers in Eastchester New York recognize that there are plenty of choices when it comes to looking for cars with German-built luxury and performance. They may find themselves caught in between the Audi A4 and Lexus IS. Both cars have features that car lovers will surely love but by reading reviews comparing the two, the 2017 Audi A4 is a sure standout over the 2017 Lexus IS. Let's find out why Audi A4 is better than this Lexus counterpart.

Design & Style

These car models from Audi and Lexus are both updates to the existing models they already have in their list. As an update, each is expected to be better than their older models. With the 2017 Audi A4, expect a redesign like no other. The newer A4 offers more room for passengers since the once small luxury sedan is now more spacious that it can even accommodate taller adults at the back. The Audi A4 is also packed with the intuitive MMI infotainment systems equipped with other functionalities that everyone will enjoy.

The 2017 Lexus IS, on the other hand, focused on changing the exteriors of its 2013 version. The manufacturer played with the bumper, the shapes of the headlights, and the oval exhaust tips which is replaced with a rectangular version. As compared to the Audi A4, only some minor tweaks were added into the exterior including a mouse-like controller for the infotainment system, and a revised clock face.

Technology & Safety

One of the gauges you use to say that you are getting your money's worth when buying luxury cars is the technology and safety specs of your preferred auto. The 2017 Lexus IS has been equipped with driver-assist systems like the forward-collision alert which is backed up by automated pedestrian detection and emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automatic high beams are also among the added technology and safety features in the IS.

For the Audi A4, you can expect that the new technology and safety features will make driving a whole lot easier. The MMI controller has been positioned such that drivers of any size will find ease while using it. Its adaptive cruise control is also more refined than any other model from other brands out there.


The 2017 Lexus IS equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC with a 6-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted to manual mode. The engine produces 236lb-ft of torque and 255 horsepower. The 2017 Audi A4, on the other hand, is blessed with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 273lb-ft of torque and 252 horsepower.

The Lexus IS may allow you more transmission options but it does not beat Audi A4 performance wise considering the faster response and horsepower while you drive down the road with your auto. This means that the Lexus IS is clearly inferior to the A4.

The Bottom Line

With the comparison made, it is evident that the 2017 Audi A4 is clearly superior over the 2017 Lexus IS in almost every factor of comparison. If you are looking for the luxury car that will give your money's worth with features to love, the Audi A4 is a sure winner.

Ready to Schedule an Audi A4 Test Drive Today?

Want to experience what the 2017 Audi A4 offers? You can visit us at Classic Audi and test drive this astonishingly outstanding car. We are located in Eastchester New York and we proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. You can book an Audi A4 test drive appointment by simply calling us or dropping by our showroom.


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