Compare 2009 Cadillac XLR vs 2008 Lexus SC 430

2009 Cadillac XLR
2008 Lexus SC 430
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2-Door Convertible Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Platinum 15 24 $78,886 $86,215
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 16 23 $57,728 $66,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,886
$57,728
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,215
$66,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1437 / month
$1106 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The eye-catching 2009 Cadillac XLR starts with the sharp-edged Corvette and makes some compromises for the sake of grand-touring luxury. 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
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 75.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 46.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 max 4.4 min 8.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 19.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QMS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QMS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.96
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XLR Lexus SC 430
Body Style
2 Door Conv 2-Door Convertible
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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