2015 Audi A4 vs. 2015 Lexus IS 250 Sylvania Oh & Toledo
2015 Audi A4
2015 Lexus IS 250
The luxury sedan segment is packed full of competition, and when it comes to the Audi A4, there are quite a few competitors nipping at its heels. That includes the IS 250, which is manufactured by Lexus. Both of the models are quite similar, but with a closer look at the 2015 Audi A4 vs 2015 Lexus IS 250, it’s clear to see that the A4 does offer a significant advantage over its comparable competitor. That’s especially true when it comes to the capabilities that matter most to buyers in the market for the affordable luxury sedans.
Under the Hoods
Perhaps the biggest difference between the two models involves the engines that can be found under their hoods. The 2015 Audi A4 is available exclusively with a four-cylinder engine that displaces only two liters but comes turbocharged to allow it to shell out a great deal of power. The IS 250, on the other hand, has a 2.5-liter V6 shoehorned into its nose, and despite the fact that it displaces more and takes on an extra two cylinders, it’s not able to produce as much in terms of power.
The 204-horsepower rating of the IS 250 pales in comparison to the 220 horse that stems from the engine of the A4, giving the sedan a fun-to-drive aspect that is still present, yet not as prevalent in the IS 250. It may not seem like much of a difference, but when fuel economy is considered, it’s clear to see that the difference is far more noticeable.
Better Fuel Economy
Seeing as the turbocharged engine of the A4 has two fewer cylinders, it’s also able to stretch a gallon of gas much further than the IS 250 is able to. It has the ability to travel as far as 32 mpg on the highway, and although the Lexus offering isn’t too far behind with its 30 mpg highway rating, the difference of two miles-per-gallon is still quite significant. That’s especially true as the A4 directs its power to all four of its wheels while the IS 250 doesn’t engage the front wheels. Essentially what this means is that the Audi A4 is able to do more with less. It’s extremely safe in a variety of conditions, yet it is still surprisingly efficient.
Price to Match
To top it all off, the 2015 Audi A4 comes at a price that is slightly more affordable than the price of the IS 250. It comes in about $1,000 cheaper, but don’t let the lower price fool you. The IS 250 doesn’t exactly offer anything that the A4 doesn’t, and as you can get a level of luxury that is far superior to that of the IS 250 for a price that is more affordable, you really can’t lose with the Audi A4.
Schedule A Test Drive
If you want to learn more about how the 2015 Audi A4 and the 2015 Lexus IS 250 compare, be sure to schedule a test drive here on the Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania website. We can assure you that as soon as you hop behind the wheel of the luxury sports car, you will know exactly why it continues to take down competitors such as the IS 250 year after year. As always, if you have any questions about the A4 or any of its capabilities, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re more than happy to assist you.