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Selected Style 4-Door Base RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD Base 17 24 $29,663 $32,250
4-Door RWD Journey 17 24 $30,076 $32,700
4-Door RWD Sport 17 25 $30,396 $33,050
4-Door AWD x 17 23 $31,954 $34,750
4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,663
$27,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,250
$30,855
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$514 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're looking for a sporty, premium mid-size sedan, if you don't consider the 2008 Infiniti G35, you're doing yourself a disservice. The 2008 Lexus IS gives BMW, Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little softer than those sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99 88.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.30 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 187.0 180.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5 13.0
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) 12.1 x 0.6 11.45 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) 12.6 x 1.1 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR17 P245/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3497 3455
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 17.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 268 @ 4800 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6800 204 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 3.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 2.28
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.79
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Infiniti G35 Sedan Lexus IS 250
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independant Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independant Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
 
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