Compare 2006 Lexus GS 430 vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2006 Lexus GS 430
2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $44,694 $51,375
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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
$44,694
$27,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,375
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$856 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 106.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 12.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7-3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.9-19.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 225/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3745 3405
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3400 181 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5600 201 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
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)
3.30 5.01
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.78
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.83
Trans Order Code
A761E NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.80 3.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 430 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil-Springs
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

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