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Audi A8 (2014)

54points

Lexus IS 250 (2014)

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Audi A8 (2014) vs Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Why is Audi A8 (2014) better than Lexus IS 250 (2014)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 0.5l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    13l/100 kmvs13.5l/100 km
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 1.1l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    8.3l/100 kmvs9.4l/100 km
  • Has in-car system
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system

Why is Lexus IS 250 (2014) better than Audi A8 (2014)?

  • 4.55% greater cargo volume
    391lvs374l
  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • 31mm shorter
    1.43mvs1461mm
  • 26mm more headroom (front)
    970mmvs944mm
  • 470mm shorter length
    4.67mvs5136mm
  • 467km longer basic warranty (km)
    80467kmvs80000km
  • 1.9m smaller turn radius
    10.4mvs12.3m
  • 300mm narrower
    1.81mvs2111mm

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer basic warranty (km)

80000km

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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6.Has dual-clutch transmission
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

374l

391l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2.height

1.46m

1.43m

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3. more headroom (front)

944mm

970mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.09m

4. longer wheelbase

2.99m

2.8m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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5. shorter length

5.14m

4.67m

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6. more headroom (rear)

968mm

937mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.26Cd

0.28Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.24Cd

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

13l/100 km

13.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2. higher maximum torque

325Nm

251Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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3. better fuel economy (highway)

8.3l/100 km

9.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

333hp

204hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5.Has Stop-Start system
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6.Has a turbocharged engine
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has in-car system
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has Bluetooth
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Audi A8 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

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