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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 24 $38,420 $43,150
4-Door Sedan w/Navigation System 18 24 $40,199 $45,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,607
$38,420
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,825
$43,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$719 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 96.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 196.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 114.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 14.8
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) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 3.35
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55VR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3715 3920
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 7.0"
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16" x 7.0"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3400 231 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/242 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5600 225 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 1.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.454
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.652
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.458
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 0.948
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 430 Acura RL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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