Compare 2003 Lexus GS 300 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2003 Lexus GS 300
2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $34,077 $38,725
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2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,077
$23,204
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,725
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$645 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 85
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 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 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 54.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 9.9
Brakes
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 - TBD - - TBD -
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)
12.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.40
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55VR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3800 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5800 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-link
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 Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs

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