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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Lexus IS Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Lexus IS Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $46,734

Lexus IS 200t   
Difference: $5,371

Lowest Total Invoice: $43,341

Lexus IS 200t   
Difference: $5,189

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Model Year201820172017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3ISIS
TrimS3200t350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $43,650 $37,825 $41,370
Base Invoice $40,596 $35,178 $38,474
Prestige Package 5,300    
S Sport Package 1,100    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575    
Rear side airbags 350    
Cargo net 155 65 65
Blind spot warning system   600 600
Obstacle detection, rear   500 500
F Sport Package   3,545 3,155
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.   2,835 2,835
Rear spoiler   389 389
Prestige Package 4,930    
S Sport Package 1,024    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536    
Rear side airbags 325    
Cargo net 144 39 39
Blind spot warning system   552 552
Obstacle detection, rear   460 460
F Sport Package   3,262 2,904
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.   2,616 2,616
Rear spoiler   259 259
Options (change) 7,480 7,934 7,544
Options (change) 6,959 7,188 6,830
Destination 975 975 975
Total Price $52,105 $46,734 $49,889
Total Invoice $48,530 $43,341 $46,279

The configured Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

The configured Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 and Lexus IS are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3 trim is $43,650. The features would cost an additional $7,480. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $52,105.

The base sticker price of the Lexus IS 200t trim is $37,825. The features would cost an additional $7,934. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $46,734.

The base sticker price of the Lexus IS 350 trim is $41,370. The features would cost an additional $7,544. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $49,889.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus IS trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Lexus IS 200t appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

The configured Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 and Lexus IS are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3 trim is $40,596. The features would cost an additional $6,959. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $48,530.

The invoice of the Lexus IS 200t trim is $35,178. The features would cost an additional $7,188. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $43,341.

The invoice of the Lexus IS 350 trim is $38,474. The features would cost an additional $6,830. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $46,279.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus IS trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Lexus IS 200t appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Lexus IS

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Lexus IS 200t
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $996
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,114
Model Year201820172017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3ISIS
TrimS3200t350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine292hp I4241hp I4306hp V6
TransmissionS6T8T8
DrivetrainAWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14835, 15835, 15
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18
Total Price$52,105$46,734$49,889
Adjustments for Features-4,3750-425
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,730$46,734$49,464
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,730
Total Invoice$48,530$43,341$46,279
Adjustments for Features-4,0750-394
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$44,455$43,341$45,885
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,544

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Lexus IS

Model Year201820172017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3ISIS
TrimS3200t350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automated manual$1100  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300$1300
AWD$1700  
RWD $0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000  
Electronic engine sound enhancement  $0
Remote window/roof operation $15$15
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
High performance brake pads (optional) $0$0
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Secondary collision brake assist$25  
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100  
Vehicle health reports $0$0
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25
Rear seat pass-through$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50  
Android Auto support$0  
App support $100$100
Apple CarPlay support$0  
CD player $125$125
Handwriting recognition$200  
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15  
In-vehicle Internet$150  
Media drive$15  
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
SD Card slot$25  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
SMS text-to-speech reader $50$50
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Water-repellent front-door glass $15$15
Wi-Fi hotspot$50  
Exterior 
Body kit$0  
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0  
Sunroof $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25$25
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75$75
Boost gauge$75$75 
Compass$0  
Cornering lights$75  
Fog light, rear$100  
Performance meter $150$150
Power-folding mirrors$50  
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500  
Launch control$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100  
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300$300
Leather seating surfaces$900  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150  
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power headrest fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$50  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0$0
Upholstered instrument cluster hood $50$50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 $500
Total Value of Features$8,655$4,280$4,705
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,375$0$425
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,0750-394

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Lexus IS

Model Year20182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3IS
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in110.2 in
Length175.4 in184.3 in
Width70.7 in71.3 in
Height55.7 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,198 lb.3,584 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in54.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in44.8 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in36.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in53.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in54.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in32.2 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft310.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
225/40HR18 tires400No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested232554%
Total Not Requested201546%
S Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Painted brake calipers (optional)0No
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 200t

Blind spot warning system
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested37583%
Total Not Requested7517%
Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Boost gauge75Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75Yes
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested165066%
Total Not Requested85034%
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Mark Levinson, 835W, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system550Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100No
Total Requested87564%
Total Not Requested50036%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 350

Blind spot warning system
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested37583%
Total Not Requested7517%
Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75Yes
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested207571%
Total Not Requested85029%
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Mark Levinson, 835W, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system550Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100No
Total Requested87564%
Total Not Requested50036%

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