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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 31 $35,314 $37,700
4-Door Sedan Crafted Line 21 31 $37,949 $40,440
2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 $21,451 $22,345
4-Door HB DSG TDI SEL 31 43 $28,315 $29,495
2-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $19,579 $20,395
4-Door HB Manual TDI SEL 30 45 $27,259 $28,395
4-Door HB Manual TSI S w/Sunroof 25 37 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door HB Automatic TSI SEL 25 36 $26,299 $27,395
4-Door HB Automatic TSI S w/Sunroof 25 36 $21,499 $22,395
2-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door HB DSG TDI SE 31 43 $25,915 $26,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI SE 30 45 $24,859 $25,895
4-Door HB Automatic TSI SE 25 36 $23,899 $24,895
2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition 25 37 $17,455 $17,995
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Lexus ES is the one of the best luxury cars for those who still have practical considerations like back-seat space and ride comfort; and the 300h Hybrid model is quite the counterpoint to much more expensive 'green luxury' models. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI trade flashy looks for great interior and cargo space—but they don't give up anything for driving fun.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 40 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.1 93.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 111 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 61
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 192.7 167.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 22.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55VR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55VR17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3549 2901
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 170 @ 6200
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/211 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 37
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.27
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 350 Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 6.0 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
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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