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2012 Audi A4 2012 BMW 3-Series 2012 Lexus IS
     
4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 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
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 2dr Conv

Prices

MSRP $33,300 $34,900 $33,795
Invoice $30,970 $32,110 $31,430
Avg. Paid $24,819 $26,963 $25,028

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.3 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.6 8.0
Performance 8.4 8.6 7.7
Interior 8.8 7.6 7.4
Operating Cost 7.6 7.2 7.7
Safety 9.6 9.6 9.5
Reliability 3.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Strong four-cylinder turbo engine
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Superb handling
  • Powerful V6 in IS 350
  • Great reliability rating
Cons
  • Complicated MMI infotainment system
  • Tight rear-seat legroom
  • Leather isn’t standard
  • Rough ride in sedan
  • Cramped back seat
  • Underpowered V6 in IS 250

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 110.6 107.5
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 182.5 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 71.3 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.3 56.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3616 3406 3455

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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 Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror 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.) 91 - TBD - 88.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.3 37.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.1 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.7 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 35.1 30.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.1 52.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 17.0 13.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard 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 Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 240 @ 5000 204 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 - 4800 185 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 37.7 - TBD - 33.5

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 15.8 17.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard