2019 Audi A6 vs 2019 Lexus ES 350
2019 Audi A6 2019 Lexus ES 350
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Fuel Capacity
  19.3 gal. 15.9 gal.
  Leather Leatherette

2019 Audi A6 vs 2019 Lexus ES 350

Serving Brentwood, TN

The Audi A6 and the Lexus ES are two of the earliest luxury midsize sedans, having debuted in 1994 and 1989, respectively. Today, they are two of the better choices out there: with stout engines, luxurious and serene interiors, and sturdy ride quality. The 2019 model year finds both vehicles redesigned to kick off brand-new production cycles: fifth for the A6, seventh for the ES (which, by now, uses the suffix “ES 350” due to its engine’s displacement). Although both sedans are overall remarkable vehicles, it is the 2019 A6 you should choose over the 2019 ES. Here’s why:

Engine Output

Typical of most luxury midsize sedans, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, which produces 302 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Audi A6, however, goes with a leaner yet more powerful 3.0-liter turbo-fuel-stratified-injection (TFSI) V6, which provides 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. That’s 32 more horsepower and 102 more lb-ft of torque than what the ES engine can offer. Consequently, the TFSI engine makes the A6 a much better accelerator than its Lexus counterpart. The Audi can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds while the Lexus has a 0-60 mph time of 6.6 seconds.

Front-Wheel Drive vs All-Wheel Drive

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 is also typical of most luxury midsize sedans in that it sticks with a front-engine front-wheel-drive layout. With the front-wheel drivetrain, engine power goes to the front wheels to move the vehicle. By contrast, the 2019 Audi A6 is atypical in that it makes the all-wheel drive, Audi’s Quattro system, its standard drivetrain. In this instance, engine power is routed to all four wheels every time you drive the vehicle. As a result, skidding on surfaces made slippery by rain, snow, or ice is stopped dead in its tracks—pun intended. The ES’s front-wheel drive doesn’t provide nearly the amount of traction ability that the A6’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system has.


As luxury-branded vehicles, neither the 2019 Audi A6 nor the 2019 Lexus ES350 has a paucity of advanced interior amenities. This includes navigation ability, which is still optional on certain premium vehicles. Not so on the Audi A6, which, at the base level, comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system. Accompanying it is Audi connect, which includes functions and features to help you with vital information that impacts or enhances your trips. Such functions and features include Google Earth for seeing your routes in 3D, natural voice recognition for using words rather than fingers to set you on your path, and parking information to search for and find suitable parking when you arrive at your destination. By comparison, the Lexus ES does not have a standard full-fledged navigation system. Rather, it provides Scout GPS Link, which is a mobile navigation app that is cloud-powered to display maps and routes on your multimedia screen.

To test-drive the 2019 Audi A6, instead of the 2019 Lexus ES350, call us today at our dealership in Brentwood, Tennessee. With outstanding aggregated reviews on DealerRater.com, Cars.com, and Google, we are always dedicated to providing customer satisfaction. Set up an appointment with us and meet with one of our Audi specialists.