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 Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 46.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 max 4.4 min 8.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 17.4
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 3840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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 - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Conv 2-Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XLR Lexus SC 430
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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