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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
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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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 32.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.1 88
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 56.1
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 Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 205/60R15
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
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
Fuel System EFI SMPI
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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