Luxury executive sedans have always been regarded highly in the automotive market. They are a perfect combination of comfort, convenience and performance. Those looking to buy a luxury sedan usually choose the E-segment sedan over the flagship models.
In this week’s comparison, we have two such luxury executive sedans competing: the Audi A6 vs the Lexus ES. Will German precision engineering reign supreme over the meticulous Japanese craftsmanship? Let’s find out in this detailed comparison.
Audi A6 vs Lexus ES: Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the Audi A6 is a larger sedan out of the two. The A6 has a longer wheelbase resulting in a roomier cabin as compared to the ES. Additionally, there are a couple of long-wheel-base models available at the dealer level in the UAE for extended rear legroom and enhanced comfort for chauffeur-driven cars.
Audi A6 vs Lexus ES: Exterior Design
In terms of exterior design, as is with all executive sedans they are understated to look fresh for the years to come. While the German follows this design language to the book, the same cannot be said for the Lexus.
The ES has a bit more flamboyant, rich and premium design as compared to the A6. Again, looks are very subjective, and both appeal to buyers in the segment.
Audi A6 vs Lexus ES: Interiors & Features
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Moving to the comfort and convenience part of the comparison, both sedans come loaded with similar equipment. Since these are not the flagship models for both brands, several convenience features are offered as optional extras. However, the standard equipment is enough to cocoon you in comfort, while being chauffeured around.
Audi A6 vs Lexus ES: Engine & Performance
The Lexus ES is offered with a single engine and transmission option in the UAE. On the other hand, the Audi A6 is available with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options. We are comparing just the petrol engines of both sedans.
The Lexus’ NA 3.5L is one of the smoothest petrol engines in the segment. On the other hand, Audi’s forced induction engine is more efficient, powerful and quicker. Additionally, customers get to choose between RWD and AWD configurations on the A6, which is unavailable on the ES.
Audi A6 diesel engine specs:
The 2L diesel engine on the A6 produces 201hp and 400Nm paired with the same 7-speed DCT gearbox. It is also available with the Audi’s Quattro AWD drivetrain. Read this linked article to know more about the Audi A6’s history and generations in detail.
Audi A6 vs Lexus ES: Safety
Audi and Lexus are both brands that prioritise passenger and pedestrian safety. As a result, both sedan gets a few active safety assistance systems (ADAS) as standard. It can be further enhanced with optional features offered by both brands.
Audi A6 vs Lexus ES: Price
The Audi A6 and the Lexus ES are by far the closest competitors in terms of pricing. Choosing an A6 would be the right choice if you are looking for some performance with your executive sedan purchase. A brand-new Audi A6 costs around AED 180,000.