Compare 2003 Lexus GS 430 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2003 Lexus GS 430
2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 23 $41,607 $47,825
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $45,803 $49,250
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 26 $48,453 $52,100
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $70,680 $76,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,607
$43,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,825
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 97.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 190.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
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 - 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR16 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR16 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55VR16 - 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)
3715 3635
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/242 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5600 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3400 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link

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