2020 IS 300 VS. 2020 Audi A3
In the battle of the brands, Lexus and Audi are fierce competitors in the luxury sedan segment. Whether you’re interested in tech features, performance, comfort or style, the competition is intense. Read on to see the comparison between the all-new 2020 Lexus IS 300 and 2020 Audi A3 sedans.
The base model 2020 Lexus IS 300 RWD comes with a 2.0L Inline 4Cyl engine standard. The 2020 Audi A3 2.0T FWD S Tronic Premium has a 2.0L Inline 4 as well, but Lexus beats the German-engineered sedan in horsepower – by far – with 241HP vs. Audi’s measly 186HP. The Lexus also wins in torque with 258 vs. 222 ft/lbs. It should also be pointed out that Lexus has an above-average reliability rating and a longer powertrain warranty, so the Lexus engine is not only more powerful, but might just be more dependable and is certainly more protected.
Both vehicles come with tons of new technology including Bluetooth, power moonroof and 10 speakers. But the new 2020 Lexus IS 300 comes with navigation, standard.
Safety attributes are pretty comparable in both vehicles and include features like electronic traction control, tire pressure monitor and daytime running lights. Both vehicles earned high crash test ratings from the NHTSA. Lexus also boasts the Lexus Safety System, Enform Safety Connect (including Roadside Assistance) and Smart Stop Technology.
When you’re considering the new 2020 Lexus IS 300 vs. the new 2020 Audi A3 sedan with regard to style and performance, we suppose that’s personal preference. Reviews have said the new Audi has “peppy acceleration, spunky handling and rock-solid build quality,” but claim the A3 is “showing its age” compared to some of its more updated competitors. New for 2020 are larger wheels on the Premium models along with a Bang & Olufsen Audio System when you upgrade to Premium Plus. The Final Edition package has leather sport bucket seats and a little projected logo on the ground outside the front doors when they’re opened. The 2020 IS 300 has been praised for its new, bold style – especially in the Blackline Edition that is now available. It has exclusive wheels and black/indigo trim. A popular automotive site says the new 2020 Lexus IS “Offers more features for the money compared to the German alternatives.” And this review mentions the driver-focused cabin arrangement and nicely-tuned ride.
It’s a tough call, but Lexus of Shreveport is proud to have the new 2020 Lexus IS models on sale now. Browse our inventory or contact us today to schedule a priority appointment so you can test drive the new 2020 Lexus IS – or any new Lexus model. Lexus of Shreveport is conveniently located on Benton Road in Bossier City; come see us today!