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Compare 1997 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1997 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan Change
1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (CA/NY) 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,233
$34,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,700
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$762 / month
$665 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.2 95
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 111.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 194.9 189.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x - TBD - 11.4 x .4
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) 11.57 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.23 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 15.24
Tires
Spare Tire Size P215/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3538
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 90.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 4800 155 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/182.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5800 134 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I6 Diesel I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.01 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 3.59
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.978 2.19
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sdn Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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