Compare 2001 Cadillac Catera vs 2001 Lexus IS 300

2001 Cadillac Catera
2001 Lexus IS 300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $28,957 $31,305
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300 4-Door Sedan
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
37.5 30.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 89.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 10.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.1 11.6 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.3 37.4
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3270
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
300 582
Engine
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
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.424
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.753
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Catera Lexus IS 300
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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