Compare 1998 Cadillac Seville vs 1998 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan

1998 Cadillac Seville
1998 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan
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4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS
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
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $45,135 $53,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,037
$45,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,495
$53,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$887 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 13.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 12.3 x 1.10
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.7 37.4
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
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 Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 11.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
880 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
138 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5600 290 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.753
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Seville Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
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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