Compare 1997 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan vs 1997 Audi A8

1997 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan
1997 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 24 $39,233 $45,700
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic 17 26 $49,748 $56,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro 17 25 $56,360 $64,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,233
$49,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,700
$56,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$762 / month
$948 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.8 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 99.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 113.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
194.9 198.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 17.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x - TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
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)
11.57 x - TBD - 12.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.23 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/60R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3660 3,682
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 4800 235 @ 2700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5800 230 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 3.665
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 1.407
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 0.742
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 4.096
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.978 1.999
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.01 3.091
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sdn Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Track-Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapeziodal link

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