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Compare 1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan Change
1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT) 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,590
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,950
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$749 / month
$697 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 95
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 111.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.3
Brakes
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) 12.01 x 0.47 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.26 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3693 3640
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System EFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 4000 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/242 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 174 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sdn Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
 
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