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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2-Door Coupe 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,972
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,605
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$643 / month
$416 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 85.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 106.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 17.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size P215/60VR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60VR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 3800 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5800 192 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.92 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 4.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.72
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
 
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