2015 Audi A3 vs. 2015 Lexus IS 250 Sylvania OH & Toledo

2015 Audi A3

2015 Audi A3

2015 Lexus IS 250

2015 Lexus IS 250

Luxury vehicles typically come with a higher cost, but often the smaller the vehicle, the lower the price. It is for that reason that buyers in the market for a higher-end vehicle choose those with smaller sizes, as the smaller mass translates to a lower cost. Two of the most popular and affordable compact luxury cars on the market right now are the Audi A3 and the Lexus IS 250, both of which are able to deliver a superior level of performance and style. When it comes to their overall capabilities, however, one of the luxury cars is able to offer an advantage. It’s clear to see when comparing the 2015 Audi A3 vs 2015 Lexus IS 250.


Difference Beneath the Hood

The biggest difference between the compact luxury vehicles has all to do with the engine found beneath the hood. Just about every luxury automaker out there has begun to downsize their engines and introduce a turbocharger. Less cylinders translates to better fuel economy, and as they have turbo systems in place, they are able to deliver power ratings that are similar to larger, less efficient powertrains. You can see exactly what we mean when you look closer at the engines and power ratings of each individual model.

The Audi A3 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 220 horsepower, which is more than the 204-horsepower rating that the Lexus IS 250 is able to provide. As we said, even with two fewer cylinders, the turbo-four is able to deliver more power. The smaller engine also makes it possible for the 2015 Audi A3 to travel further. It is able to go as far as 33 mpg on the highway, while the 2015 Lexus IS 250 falls short at 30 mpg. It is just one of the many benefits that the Audi A3 is capable of providing.

More Trim Options

Although performance is a big factor, there are also some other available options and capabilities that help the Audi A3 to stand out from the IS 250. For one, there is a diesel option in the A3. The 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engine has the ability to deliver 150 horsepower, but even better is the fact that it can travel as far as 43 mpg on the highway, making it far more efficient than any model of the Lexus IS 250.

Top Safety Pick

We know we’ve already hit you with a lot, but we could not accurately sum up the capabilities of the Audi A3 without mentioning that it recently received the coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The compact luxury sedan was able to secure the award after scoring the highest rating of “good” in all five safety tests. That includes the rigorous new small overlap front test.

Affordable for a Variety of Budgets

Topping it all off is the price. The base price of the 2015 Audi A3 comes in just below $30,000, making it quite affordable for a variety of budgets. The 2015 Lexus IS 250, on the other hand, has a price upwards of $36,000, which makes it far less manageable.

Stop By Vin Devers

If you are interested in seeing what that low cost can get you and want to learn more about how the A3 compares to the competition, we encourage you to get in touch with us here at Vin Devers Autohaus. We would be more than happy to fill you in on all of the benefits that it is capable of providing.