Compare 1997 Audi A6 vs 1997 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan

1997 Audi A6
1997 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 19 24 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Wagon 19 25 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
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4-Door Sedan (CA/NY)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $26,050 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$26,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 92.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.8 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 54.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.8 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3,428 3296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 3000 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/169 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 5500 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.580 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.330 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent

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