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Compare 1998 Infiniti Q45 vs 1998 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Luxury Performance Sedan 18 23 $42,985 $47,900
Luxury Performance Sedan Touring 18 23 $44,780 $49,900
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,985
$45,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,900
$53,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$887 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.4 102.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in) 28.4 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 199.6 196.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 13.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.63
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 12.3 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/90D16 P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60VR16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 110 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1,000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3,895 3892
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7" 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16" x 4" 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 582
Engine
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 4000 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.13L/252 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 266 @ 5600 290 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.569 3.357
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.424
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.753
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.275 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.479 2.180
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.692 3.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.694 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Infiniti Q45 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 32
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
 
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