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

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

Lowest Total Price: $49,077

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 e-tron   
Difference: $2,788

Lowest Total Invoice: $45,423

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 e-tron   
Difference: $3,026

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017201720172018
ModelRXRXRXRXA3 / S3 / RS3
Trim350350 F Sport450h450h F SportA3 e-tron
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Base Price $43,120 $50,120 $53,035 $56,495 $39,500
Base Invoice $40,316 $46,845 $49,853 $53,105 $36,736
Premium Package 960        
Wood trim 400        
Navigation Package 1,690 1,690      
Blind spot warning system 1,065 1,065      
Panoramic sunroof 1,600 500 500 500  
LED headlights 1,615 1,615 1,615 1,615  
Heated front seats 440        
Premium Plus Package         3,100
Prestige Package         8,600
Metallic paint (extra cost)         575
Metal pedals         195
Aluminum roof rails         300
Premium Package 883        
Wood trim 368        
Navigation Package 1,563 1,563      
Blind spot warning system 980 980      
Panoramic sunroof 1,472 460 460 460  
LED headlights 1,487 1,487 1,487 1,487  
Heated front seats 405        
Premium Plus Package         2,884
Prestige Package         7,998
Metallic paint (extra cost)         536
Metal pedals         182
Aluminum roof rails         280
Options (change) 7,770 4,870 2,115 2,115 12,770
Options (change) 7,158 4,490 1,947 1,947 11,880
Destination 975 975 975 975 975
Gas Tax 0 0 0 0 -4,168
Total Price $51,865 $55,965 $56,125 $59,585 $49,077
Total Invoice $48,449 $52,310 $52,775 $56,027 $45,423

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 e-tron
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $923
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,284
Model Year20172017201720172018
ModelRXRXRXRXA3 / S3 / RS3
Trim350350 F Sport450h450h F SportA3 e-tron
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Engine295hp V6295hp V6259hp V6 H259hp V6 H150hp I4 PiH
TransmissionT8T8CVT-6CVT-6S6
DrivetrainFWDFWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12?, 12?, 12705, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/65-18235/55-20235/65-18235/55-20225/40-18
Total Price$51,865$55,965$56,125$59,585$49,077
Adjustments for Features-1,865-3,040-3,815-4,6650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,000$52,925$52,310$54,920$49,077
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,925$2,310$4,920$0
Total Invoice$48,449$52,310$52,775$56,027$45,423
Adjustments for Features-1,742-2,841-3,587-4,3860
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$46,707$49,469$49,188$51,641$45,423
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,762$2,481$4,934$0

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

Model Year20172017201720172018
ModelRXRXRXRXA3 / S3 / RS3
Trim350350 F Sport450h450h F SportA3 e-tron
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300   
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100$1100 
6-speed automated manual    $1100
FWD$0$0  $0
AWD  $1700$1700 
Accessories 
Electronic engine sound enhancement $0   
Heated steering wheel $100$100$100 
Power liftgate$350$350$350$350 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15$15 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual    $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350$350$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200$200$200 
Backup collision intervention$150$150$150$150 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based    $200
Lane keeping assist$400$400$400$400 
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50$50 
Rollover sensor$50$50$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist    $25
Temporary spare tire$150$150$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based    $100
Vehicle health reports$0$0$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails    $250
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25$25$25 
Rear seat pass-through    $100
Roof rails$250$250$250$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity    $50
Android Auto support    $100
App support$100$100$100$100 
Apple CarPlay support    $100
CD player$125$125$125$125 
Handwriting recognition    $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles    $15
In-vehicle Internet    $150
Media drive    $15
SD Card slot    $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$25$25$25$25 
Surround sound    $250
Water-repellent front-door glass$15$15$15$15 
Wi-Fi hotspot    $50
Exterior 
Body kit    $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25$25   
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275 
Laminated front side windows$200$200$200$200 
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200$1200$1200 
Rear bumper protector$40$40$40$40 
Self-repairing paint$0$0$0$0 
Sunroof, large    $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75$75$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock$25$25$25$25 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75$75$75 
Compass    $0
Fog light, rear    $100
Fog lights$125$125$125$125 
Interior ambient lighting $150 $150$150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display    $250
Large energy flow and fuel economy display    $25
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25$25 
Performance meter $150 $150 
Tachometer$75$75 $75 
Powertrain 
3.6 kW onboard charger    $0
9 kWh battery pack    $0
Automatic start / stop  $150$150$150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100 $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100 $100$100
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300$300$300 
Leather door panel trim$250$250$250$250 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat    $50
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200 
Metal pedals $75 $75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat    $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat    $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Wood trim$300 $300  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500 $500 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 $0 
Total Value of Features$7,195$8,370$9,145$9,995$5,330
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,865$3,040$3,815$4,665$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,742-2,841-3,587-4,3860

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

Model Year20172018
ModelRXA3 / S3 / RS3
Body4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Wheelbase109.8 in103.5 in
Length192.5 in169.8 in
Width74.6 in70.3 in
Height67.7 in56.1 in
Curb Weight4,223 lb.3,617 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.10.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in36.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.8 in54.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.6 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom44.1 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.6 in52.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.1 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in35.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
18.4 ft39.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
56.3 ft339.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus RX 350

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Roof rails250Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Leather door panel trim250No
Total Requested127571%
Total Not Requested52529%
Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Automatic air recirculation100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25No
Unbranded, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100No
Total Requested72560%
Total Not Requested47540%

Option Package Details
Lexus RX 350 F Sport

Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Automatic air recirculation100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25No
Unbranded, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100No
Total Requested72560%
Total Not Requested47540%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 e-tron

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
225/40HR18 tires400No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Compass0No
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Apple CarPlay support100No
Android Auto support100No
Total Requested105064%
Total Not Requested60036%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
LED headlights-250Yes
Surround sound250No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Compass0No
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support100No
Android Auto support100No
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 Requested345069%
Total Not Requested151531%

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