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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,400
$29,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$32,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$533 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a great pick for those who want a lavish interior and the latest in-car tech, but place a priority on comfort over cornering performance. With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, the new 2012 Hyundai Azera brings far more sophistication to the showroom, but doesn't lose its carry-over attributes of comfort and value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.4 107.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 193.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 112.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.90
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3605 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 255 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.3L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 293 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.60 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.25
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.14 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.65
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.38
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 350 Hyundai Azera
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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