2020 Audi S7 vs. 2020 Lexus GS F

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Safety

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Both the S7 and GS F have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The S7 has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The GS F’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The S7 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The GS F doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

The S7 has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The GS F doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

A passive infrared night vision system standard on the S7 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The GS F doesn’t offer a night vision system.

The S7 has a standard Top and Corner View Cameras to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The GS F only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the S7 and the GS F have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Audi S7 weighs 563 pounds more than the Lexus GS F. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The S7’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the GS F’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 26 percent more Audi dealers than there are Lexus dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the S7’s warranty.

Engine

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The S7’s 2.9 turbo V6 hybrid produces 54 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 389) than the GS F’s 5.0 DOHC V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the S7’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The GS F doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the S7’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The GS F doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The S7 has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the GS F (19.3 vs. 17.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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The S7’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The GS F doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the S7’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GS F:

S7

GS F

Front Rotors

15.8 inches

14.9 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13.5 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the S7 has standard 20-inch wheels. Only 19-inch wheels are available on the GS F. The S7 offers optional 21-inch wheels.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the S7 uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the GS F, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the S7’s wheelbase is 3.1 inches longer than on the GS F (115.3 inches vs. 112.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the S7 is 3.9 inches wider in the front and 3 inches wider in the rear than on the GS F.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the S7 a Mid-size car, while the GS F is rated a Compact.

The S7 has 4.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the GS F (95 vs. 90.8).

The S7 has .7 inches more front legroom, 4.2 inches more rear legroom and .2 inches more rear shoulder room than the GS F.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the S7’s rear seats recline. The GS F’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The S7’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The GS F doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the S7’s power liftgate can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The GS F doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening trunk.

Ergonomics

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Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the S7 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The GS F doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

Both the S7 and the GS F have standard heated front seats. The S7 also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the GS F.

On extremely cold winter days, the S7’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The GS F doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The S7 offers optional massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the GS F.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi S7 has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The GS F doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Recommendations

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The Audi A7/S7/RS 7 outsold the Lexus GS Series by 47% during 2019.

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