2019 Audi A4 vs.2019 Lexus IS300

Among the most popular small luxury sedans, the Audi A4 is the one to beat. With the new 2019 version, it is almost impossible to beat its set of advanced features and incredible styling and performance.

As a luxury sedan, the Lexus IS 300 is also a worthy contender. It might look unassuming but there are plenty of things to look forward to especially with the higher trims. This comparison will give you an idea as to how the 2019 Lexus IS 300 can fare against the 2019 Audi A4.

Design & Style

The full redesign of the Audi A4 is no doubt for the better. The 2019 version achieved a high level of refinement. The signature Singleframe grille with aluminum-optic surround is admirable even when viewed from a distance. The dual exhausts are sleek as well as functional. The stylish exterior also extends to the interior cabin. The materials and construction are obviously luxurious. The layout is logical with sufficient legroom even for a small sedan.

The design of the Lexus IS 300 may be simple but it also makes a statement even at a glance. The full LED headlights have an eye-catching L-shape. There is also a distinctive front bumper and the prominent upper and lower grille inserts. Its interior features are a combination of craftsmanship and comfort with the supple synthetic leathers.

Technology & Safety

The infotainment system of the A4 is also revamped to have the latest MMI controller. The touchscreen panel display is easy to get used to and has sharp-looking graphics. There is also a high-mounted screen that displays important information for the navigation system. This redundancy is essential in reducing the chance of glancing away and getting distracted while driving.

The Lexus IS 300 has a widescreen infotainment display that displays crisp graphics. Unfortunately, it is confusing to navigate and has a set of cluttered virtual buttons as its controller.


The 2019 Audi A4 is powerful with its 248 hp engine and 273 lb-ft of torque. The A4's is quick and sharp and is quieter compared to most turbo 4-cylinder engines. The firm brake pedal is easy to modulate and the sticky summer tires are great at making the car stable.

The 2.0-liter engine of the IS 300 produces 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is apparent that handling dynamics are not that impressive but driving this car can also be fun.

The Bottom Line

There might be a lot of improvements on the latest Lexus IS 300 but the lack of firm handling capabilities is its downfall. The 2019 Audi A4, on the other hand, comes superior from its performance down to its design details.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Audi A4 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 Audi A4 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Classic Audi. We are located in Eastchester New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a 2019 Audi A4 test drive appointment.


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