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2011 Lexus IS 2011 Audi A4 2011 Infiniti G37
     
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
  • 2dr Conv
4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • x AWD
  • Journey
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Journey
  • Sport Appearance Edition
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • x Sport Appearance Edition
  • Sport 6MT
  • Limited Edition
  • x Limited Edition
  • Base
  • IPL 6MT
  • Sport 6MT
  • IPL
  • Limited Edition
 

Prices

MSRP $33,295 $32,300 $32,000
Invoice $29,966 $30,040 $29,575
Avg. Paid $22,336 $18,730 $17,389

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.3 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.9 9.1
Performance 7.9 8.5 8.9
Interior 7.5 8.9 8.5
Operating Cost 7.8 7.7 7.8
Safety 9.5 9.6 9.0
Reliability 5.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Balanced handling and comfortable ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • High safety score
  • Great handling
  • Upscale interior
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Not the most athletic sport sedan
  • Low reliability score for the class
  • Less powerful than many rivals
  • Limited trunk space
  • Cramped back seat in coupe and convertible
  • Low safety ratings for the class

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 2.5L/152
MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 110.6 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 185.2 187.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.9 69.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.2 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3527 3534

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent 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
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.3 91 99.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 40.0 40.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.5 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD - 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.5 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 34.3 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.3 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD - 53.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.0 12.0 13.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 204 @ 6400 211 @ 5300-6000 218 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 4800 258 @ 1500-4200 187 @ 4800
Transmission Manual CVT Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 33.5 37.4 35.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 17.2 20.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 4-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

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