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 Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 30.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 89.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.46
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 105.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 10.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 17.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/45ZR17
Front Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 3255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3400 218 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LA3 NA
Displacement
3.2L/194 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 6000 215 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Lexus IS 300
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
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

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