Compare 2004 Cadillac CTS vs 2004 Lexus IS 300

2004 Cadillac CTS
2004 Lexus IS 300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $28,351 $30,650
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300 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans 18 25 $25,901 $29,435
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
300 5-Door Wagon Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,351
$25,901
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,650
$29,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 30.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 89.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 176.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.46
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 10.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 11.65 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 12.09 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.37 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/45ZR17
Front Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 3255
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/194 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 6000 215 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3400 218 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LA3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Getrag NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.091
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code
M35 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Lexus IS 300
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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