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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$75,407
$57,728
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,650
$66,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1344 / month
$1106 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Cadillac XLR still manages to turn heads with its style. The 2008 Lexus SC 430 offers a unique shape, a folding hardtop, and the Lexus experience, but the "bathtub" look is a major drawback in a class of beautiful convertibles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 55.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 75.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.8
Second Head Room (in) - 33.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 46.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 27.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 177.7 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 50.4 53.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.6 max 4.4 min 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.0 12.1 x - TBD -
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) 12.8 x 1.3 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/50WR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QMS NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50WR18 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code QMS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3647 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 4400 317 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LH2 NA
Displacement 4.6L/279 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 6400 288 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.73 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.35
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.96
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Conv 2-Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Cadillac XLR Lexus SC 430
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) SLA double wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA double wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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