Compare 1999 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan vs 1999 Mercedes-Benz C Class

1999 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan
1999 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $26,844 $30,905
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $27,140 $31,200
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,970 $35,600
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $46,110 $53,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,844
$27,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,905
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 32.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 88
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.39 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.10 11.2 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3351 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 100
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 4400 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5800 185 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.30 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.933 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link

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