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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,945
$27,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$30,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$517 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.300 39.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.1 102.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.500 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.000 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.700 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.700 195.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.300 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.600 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.200 111.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.300 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.100 x 1.200 11.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.200 x 0.700 11.1 x 0.40
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.400 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.200 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.800 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.800 2.85
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50WR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3795 3461
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.586 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.520 3.300
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.401 1.420
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.717 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.224 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.043 1.900
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.615 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 350 Toyota Avalon
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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