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Compare 1998 Cadillac Seville vs 1998 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan

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Selected Style 4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS 17 26 $39,037 $42,495
4-Door Touring Sedan STS 17 26 $43,155 $46,995
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,037
$45,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,495
$53,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$887 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 57.5 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.4 102.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 201.0 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.2
Liftover Height (in) 27.8 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 13.9
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) 11.6 x 0.4 12.1 x 0.63
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
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 12.3 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 34.8
Steering Type Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.43 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.7 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60SR16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70R16 P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60SR16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3970 3892
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 11.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 138 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 880 582
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/279 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5600 290 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.180
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.11 3.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.357
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.424
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.753
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac Seville Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-trailing Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Spring Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Spring Double Wishbone
 
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