We Let The Dog Decide: 2014 Lexus GS350 Or 2014 Audi A6 3.0T? — Gaywheels

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Lexus GS 350 AWD

We Let The Dog Decide: 2014 Lexus Or 2014 Audi A6 3.0T?

it comes to mid-level luxury many people instantly to the “usual suspects” at their Mercedes Benz or BMW dealers but honestly the latest E-Class and shape 5-Series sedans are a bit of a snooze fest. What if you something different that not on your block is driving is both sporty, solidly has a premium badge and can also more than to just the clients” during business

Well, that’s when you to the 2014 Audi A6 3.0T or the Lexus GS350 sedans, of which are newly redesigned and a lot more fun to drive than predecessors. Their styling and out also breaks from the stoic feel found in the from Stuttgart and Munich as the Audi and Lexus have organic and welcoming designs. But of all, the 2014 Lexus and 2014 Audi A6 3.0T are very practical and solidly sedans that could easily fulfill any family Even that of being the ride of the family dog.

if you will at the notion of anyone around their dog in $60,000 sedans but in upscale areas Orange County in Southern the practice is quite common. recent studies have that as many as 80% of new car buyers at some point plan on their family pet with in the car. Whether or not it is a trip to the store, the veterinarian or off to a family there is no reason why you can’t the family Lexus or Audi Fido safely riding in the seat.

But the question is which of these two sedans is better at balancing the to be a family carry all with all the expectations one would have their new luxury sport So while family matters do count, it is still the human and most especially the driver who be pampered most in either of cars. So let’s see which one of luxurious old dogs will win in a to head comparison, shall we? And to things on the level, we have Roxy our 44 pound canine tester to ride around in the seat of both the Lexus and to decide which she preferred. the fact that she was adopted Boxer Rescue Los Angeles, were far superior to her previous to say the least. Now, may the best dog

Exterior Styling

When restyled the GS sedan it really a bold chance with its styling language giving mid-size model an aggressively and sharp front grille that flows nicely the sides of the car to a cohesive rear light section which is the only less than view of the car. As for the 2014 A6, you won’t be hard pressed to what kind of car it is as it’s quite striking in the expected manner. We especially loved the maroon exterior color of the we tested in particular but tremendous the Lexus for thinking outside the that have given us like the latest Corolla. though, we are suckers for Audi’s all classiness. (Winner: 2014 A6)

Interior Design and Layout

In regard, Audi still its class leadership when it to picking out appealing textures, and tones when designing its interiors. Admittedly, Audi taken many chances as of with new ideas although we the new navigation screen that up dramatically from its hiding in the dash whenever it was in use. any passenger will be mightily by the Google Earth Images by the A6’s navigation screen comes as part of the $6,880 trim designation. Our only was a back seat which cramped compared to the one in the Lexus.

yet again, is another area in Lexus has found a newfound in regard to use of high quality materials, gorgeous wood and chrome finishes to create an style that was nothing of breathtaking. Using the navigation, climate and other functions is easily done via the clever mouse” controller that the driver to manipulate pages in the to read center mounted Overall, the Lexus GS gives off a more minimalist feel the interior of the Audi but that is no bad affording it a uniquely non-German However, at night our Audi positively glowed with lighting emanating softly under the seats, through along the doors and in the trim it truly a special cabin to around in. (Winner: 2014 A6 3.0T)

Practicality, Family and Dog

If you can’t tell yet, is one very close comparison so first off let’s look at space. The Lexus offers cubic feet whereas the falls down a bit at just cubic feet. This, as as the more clever inclusion of storage spaces in the Lexus us quite clearly that it was the car should you be needing to use your new sport sedan for a multitude of This means it’s if you are not just commuting to work in it but using it to haul around wife, kids, their your friends and their “stuff.” And most importantly, the dog.

Lastly, was the Audi or Lexus capable of handling the abuse our canine road tester and a few visits from her much 65 pound boxer boyfriend as they rode around in luxury sedans? In the case of the (especially its quickly dirtied leather and more delicate even with a seat protecting the back seat we wound up spending a half cleaning the back of the A6 after seven days with us. As for the it didn’t even look there had been a dog sitting there so this is why Roxy her paw of approval to the Lexus. Congrats to and apologies for leaving dog fur in the back (Winner: 2014 Lexus

Pricing, Features and Fuel

Both the Lexus and Audi get EPA economy ratings of 19 city/28 with the Lexus averaging during our road test and the averaging 21.3 miles per Our test Audi A3 3.0T with the brand’s Quattro drive system but also that Lexus offers the choice of either of front or drive with the GS. So you aren’t if you live in a snowy climate or a that has actual weather—in words, not in Southern California.

Lexus GS 350 AWD

Both of these luxury we tested came equipped most everything barring an kitchen sink with the A6 boasting a final MSRP of which included 4-zone climate control, the Google navigation unit, a Bose system, heated and ventilated seats, 19-inch wheels and three spoke sport wheel with paddle Bluetooth, a power moonroof and a mode suspension system the driver can adjust based on conditions. Essentially, it adjusts the heaviness and suspension responses on if you want smoothness and comfort or interactive sportiness. Roxy a smooth ride so she definitely

Now, the 2014 Lexus we tested did have a 6-speed to the Audi’s 8-speed unit cares?) and did only offer climate control” compared to the unit available with the but then it did cost less at Other features included in price include navigation, a Mark Levinson audio a parking assistance system, alloy wheels, an adaptive suspension, a moonroof and most that little “L” logo on the (Winner: 2014 Lexus

Driving Impressions and Safety

As you imagine from two of the most crafted luxury sport on the market today, both the Audi A6 and 2014 Lexus GS top marks from the IIHS Institute for Highway Safety) in test meaning both labeled as “Top Safety But while we are quite sure you and family (and your dog as long as they are wearing a harness in the car) would be in an accident, these cars with such a grace and that we think you will have a higher likelihood of an accident altogether.

The 2014 Audi A6 is also with a less powerful 2.0 211 horsepower/258 lb. feet of torque taken from the A4 but to our way of thinking much more opulent deserves to be equipped with the smooth 3.0 liter turbocharged 310 lb. feet of torque 6-cylinder. Not was it quick to get this somewhat all-wheel drive sedan with impressive alacrity but doing so the engine emitted a characterful roar well to this car’s sporty Steering feel is communicative and felt more alive in our than recent BMW models we driven.

The 2014 Lexus was easily, hands down the fun to drive Lexus model we have ever driven, that list admittedly not include the LF-A supercar or the new IS. before has Lexus managed to one of its luxury sedans this driver involvement through weighted steering and a suspension refuses to pitch and roll in very spirited driving. the 2014 Lexus is still at a cruise but now you can hear a bit of engine and feel more of the road is always a great thing you want to stay awake. of these cars are simply to drive and Mercedes and BMW really to start upping their to keep up. (Winner: Tie)

And the Winner Is…

As you can see, adding up the from each section it that we have a tie which we to break by having Roxy the dog but she didn’t want to anger Lexus or Audi since she wants a ride in the new IS350 and the new S3. For a dog, she sure sold us out quick. So here is what we If you can afford the rather large difference between the Lexus and the then by all means we say go for the Audi but if you a dog think twice about the cream leather interior. the Lexus GS350 will you and a dog as stubborn and fussy as Roxy for years to come. Sorry, she come and say goodbye to everyone but she is mad she has to go test a Kermit the Frog Mitsubishi Mirage now.

Lexus GS 350 AWD


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