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
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
110.5 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 12.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.4
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3536 3405
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 6200 201 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 3600 181 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil-Springs

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