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2011 Audi A6 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 Lexus GS Hybrid
     
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 4.2L Prestige *Ltd Avail*
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Luxury BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 Sport BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Luxury Sedan
  • E550 Sport Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
4dr Sdn Hybrid
  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid

Prices

MSRP $45,200 $49,400 $58,950
Invoice $42,036 $45,942 $53,056
Avg. Paid $27,504 $30,003 $38,117

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.3 8.5
Performance 8.7 8.5 8.7
Interior 8.5 8.6 7.9
Operating Cost 7.6 7.4 7.8
Safety 9.2 10.0 9.9
Reliability 3.5 4.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Solid safety scores
  • Excellent handling with Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Supercharged V6 offers good power and fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
  • Balanced power and handling
  • Elegant interior material quality
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Good balance of power and fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior with comfortable seats
  • Excellent reliability score
Cons
  • Audi’s multimedia system can be hard to learn
  • COMAND interface hard to learn and use
  • Not as sporty as some rivals
  • Headroom and legroom limited
  • Electrically-assisted steering affects handling
  • Not as sporty as competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.2L/195 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/210
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 22 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.9 113.1 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 191.7 190.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 75.9 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.7 56.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3825 4134

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.2 - TBD - 110.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 37.9 37.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.8 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.2 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 35.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.9 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 51.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.9 15.9 10.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/213 3.5L/210
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 6500 268 @ 6000 292 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 243 @ 3250 258 @ 2400 - 5000 267 @ 4800
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 39.0 36.2 36.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.5 17.2

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link 5-arm Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard
Manual Standard