2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Lexus ES Comparison

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Lexus ES
2021 Audi A4 2021 Lexus ES
  236 lb-ft 184 lb-ft
0-60 mph
  6.3 seconds 8.1 seconds
  Leather Faux Leather
Heated Seats
  Standard Optional
Folding Rear Seats
  Standard Not available

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Lexus ES

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

As you search for a compact luxury sedan that has what it takes to impress you, your attention could settle on the Audi A4 and the Lexus ES. These are strong contenders with many seemingly similar qualities. However, you will discover several differences that could make your decision-making process more manageable when you dig deeper.


A new car comparison naturally starts on the exterior with a look at styles and features. The 2021 Audi A4 is a head-turner with a sectioned LED light bar sitting at the top of the angled headlights and a similar design at the rear. The strong curvature and light accents combine with metallic accents on the dual exhaust and lower-front fascia. The Lexus ES, on the other hand, has sharp points throughout its façade. Some of the points are found on the triangular-shaped headlights and taillights and the hourglass-like grille shape.


There are some shared features between the A4 and the ES. They both have a three-prong steering wheel with heating elements and mounted controls, a dual-zone auto climate control system, heated seats, and a floating central display screen. The A4’s cabin design is stunning, with a wraparound feature spanning across the center console and a horizontal row of air vents. The ES’s cabin has an uneven feel with slants across the display screen, the climate system’s controls, and the dashboard’s central accent piece.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Association gave these models identical high scores for Overall Rating, Frontal Barrier Crash Rating, and Side Crash Rating. The A4 edges above the ES for the Rollover Rating. In addition, the A4 has a few standard safety features that are not included or available in the ES. These are blind-spot monitoring and rear parking aid.

Do you want to get more familiar with the 2021 Audi A4 through a road test? Schedule time for a showroom visit by contacting Audi Farmington Hills today.