Compare 1998 INFINITI Q45 vs 1998 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan

1998 INFINITI Q45
1998 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan
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Luxury Performance Sedan
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
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4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $45,135 $53,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,985
$45,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,900
$53,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$887 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
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
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 102.0
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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