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Selected Style 250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,403 $41,470
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $40,899 $44,170
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,102 $45,470
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $31,026 $33,120
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $32,242 $34,420
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $35,027 $37,820
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $36,229 $39,120
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,182 $43,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,627
$31,026
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,610
$33,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$552 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.9
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 167.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8-2.4 6.9
Brakes
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) 12.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
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) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 32.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 245/45WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3806 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA VQ37VHR
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.582 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.538 3.79
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.404 1.62
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.713 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.168 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.060 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.909 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Nissan 370Z
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 8.7
 
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