Compare 2006 Lexus GS 300 vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2006 Lexus GS 300
2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $37,971 $43,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 27 $39,688 $45,100
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4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport 21 29 $27,156 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury 21 28 $30,644 $32,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 4MATIC Luxury 19 26 $32,318 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Sport 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Luxury 20 29 $35,480 $38,150
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 4MATIC Luxury 19 24 $37,154 $39,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 17 22 $50,638 $54,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,971
$27,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,150
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$719 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
110.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
190.0 178.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 12.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.39
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 - 13.0 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3536 3405
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 3600 181 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 6200 201 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 5.01
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.78
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.83
Trans Order Code
A960E NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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