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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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TCC Rating
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.4 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.8
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
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 Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
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,
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Infiniti Q45 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
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
 
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