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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 300 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 18 23 $27,108 $30,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,957
$27,108
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,305
$30,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$513 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.5 30.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 89.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 52.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 53.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 4.92
Length, Overall (in) 192.2 176.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 58.46
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 10.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 1.1 11.6 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.47 12.0 x .5
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.3 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.1
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3270
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 300 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/181 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6000 215 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3600 218 @ 3800
Engine Order Code L81 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.424
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.753
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.180
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.357
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Catera Lexus IS 300
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
 
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