2019 Lexus IS 300 VS. 2019 Audi A3

 
2019 LEXUS IS VS. 2019 AUDI A3
When it's time to upgrade to a new luxury sedan, you might have your options narrowed down to the 2019 Audi A3 and the 2019 Lexus IS 300. If you're not sure which one is right for you, read on to learn more about what each vehicle offers so you can make the right choice.

Performance
You want a luxury sedan that offers plenty of power when you step on the gas, and both the Audi A3 and Lexus IS 300 deliver. The Audi A3 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to provide 190 horsepower and 236 foot-pounds of torque. However, if you're looking for even more responsive performance, you'll want to get behind the wheel of the Lexus IS 300. Then, you'll enjoy a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic transmission that produces 241 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. The Lexus IS 300 also boasts a tighter turning radius, which comes in at 34.2 feet, which is 1.9 feet smaller than the Audi's.

Luxury and Convenience
To go along with the excellent power, the A3 and IS 300 come with impressive luxury and convenience. Both vehicles come standard with an infotainment system that has a 7-inch touch-screen display, 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice-activated commands. Nonetheless, the Lexus IS has a few features that might give it an edge in this department. The first is a larger passenger volume. The Lexus IS 300 offers a passenger volume of 90.2 cubic feet, while the Audi A3 offers only 86 cubic feet. The Lexus IS 300 also has a feature that allows you to remote start your vehicle while still indoors. This is especially useful in hot summer months and cold winter months. The Audi A3 does not have this feature. 

Safety and Security
When you're searching for some of the latest safety features, you'll find them on the Audi A3 and Lexus IS 300. Both vehicles come standard with a rearview camera to help you see what's behind the vehicle when you're backing up. Additionally, the Lexus comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+. This collection of comprehensive safety features includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert with steering assist, intelligent high beams, and high-speed dynamic radar cruise control.

Warranty
Additionally, you might also save more money on repairs if you opt for the 2019 Lexus IS 300 because it has a longer warranty. The Lexus offers full coverage on all repairs to its engine, transmission, driveshaft, axles, and joints for 6 years or 70,000 miles. The Audi A3's warranty lasts for only 4 years or 50,000 miles. 

Overall
Despite its slightly higher starting price, the 2019 Lexus IS 300 appears to offer better value for your money with its performance, comfort and convenience, and warranty advantages. Come into Hennessy Lexus Atlanta today to see if the Lexus IS 300 is right for you. Find out if this car can meet your expectations by scheduling a test drive.
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