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

1997 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan
1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
194.9 189.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 15.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 15.24
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 215/55R16
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
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3660 3538
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90.0
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5800 134 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Diesel I6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 33
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sdn Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
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

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