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Compare 1997 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan vs 1997 Infiniti Q45

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (CA/NY) Luxury Performance Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
97.5 Luxury Performance Sedan 18 24 $42,569 $47,900
Luxury Performance Sedan 18 24 $42,569 $47,900
97.5 Lux Performance Sedan Touring 18 24 $44,346 $49,900
Luxury Performance Sedan Touring 18 24 $44,346 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,233
$42,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,700
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$762 / month
$798 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.2 97.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 194.9 199.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.63
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.23 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size P215/60R16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3,879
Wheels
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 16" x 4"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 110
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.1L/250
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5800 266 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 4800 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 1.000
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 2.275
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.978 1.479
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.01 3.692
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.694
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 2.569
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sdn Infiniti Q45
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut-Type
 
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