Compare 2005 Ford Thunderbird vs 2005 Lexus SC 430

2005 Ford Thunderbird
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2-Door Convertible Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 18 24 $34,881 $38,355
2-Door Convertible Premium 18 24 $35,824 $39,415
2-Door Convertible 50th Anniversary 18 24 $40,221 $44,355
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 23 $55,308 $63,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,881
$55,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,355
$63,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$639 / month
$1060 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.6 75.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 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)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.2 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.2 29.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 177.8
Height, Overall (in)
52.7 53.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 8.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.1 x 0.47
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)
- TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3775 3840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
286 @ 4000 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
99A NA
Displacement
3.9L/240 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 300 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.18
Trans Order Code
44A - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Thunderbird Lexus SC 430
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 40
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 40

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