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

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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
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$26,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$498 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.8 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.8 13.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 3000 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
Transmission
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,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.580 2.81
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A6 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
 
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