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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Luxury N/A N/A $35,701 $38,700
4-Door Sedan Titanium N/A N/A $36,992 $40,100
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$645 / month
$606 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Larger but leaner, the 2013 Lexus ES gains a hybrid model and some very attractive new styling to stave off strong new competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 31 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.0 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 192.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 111.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 15.2
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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) - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 17.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3913 3549
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99U N/A
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 188 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 38 24
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 88 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 21
Battery Range (mi) 19 -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.300
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.420
Trans Type 1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.900
Trans Order Code 44J N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.458
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Energi Lexus ES 350
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.9 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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