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Compare 1999 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan vs 1999 Cadillac Catera

1999 Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sedan Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,403
$31,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,305
$34,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$570 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 194.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 107.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 14.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.08 x 0.47 11.3 x 0.47
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) 11.65 x 1.26 11.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 36.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3638 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.1 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 300
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4000 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 6000 200 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.916 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 300 Luxury Perform Sdn Cadillac Catera
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 35
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
 
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