When drivers throughout North Andover, Peabody, or Danvers seek a luxury vehicle, they first need to think about the brand that’s right for their lifestyle. Two popular ones out there are Audi and Lexus. But which one carries the model that’s right for you?

To help answer that question, our team at Ira Lexus of Danvers has provided this informative Audi vs. Lexus review. We’ll give you a detailed look at each luxury brand, to help you make an informed decision. Read all about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.



Audi may offer more models than Lexus (31, compared to 18), but Lexus offers more hybrids (five, compared to one). The Lexus models that come in hybrid form are:

• NX
• RX
• ES
• GS
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And while both brands offer impressive sports models, like the Lexus LC and the Audi R8, the LC is seen as the overall better model.
It comes standard with a 5.0L V8 engine that’s mated to a 10-speed electronically controlled direct-shift transmission with magnesium paddle shifters. It puts out 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, and helps the Lexus LC achieve an EPA-estimated 16 city/26 highway MPG.*
The Audi R8, on the other hand, comes standard with a 5.2L V10 engine that’s paired with a 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. It may deliver 540 horsepower, but it also delivers the same 398 lb-ft of torque as the LC. However, its fuel economy isn’t as good, as it achieves just an EPA-estimated 14 city/22 highway MPG.