Compare 2001 Lexus IS 300 vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2001 Lexus IS 300
2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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300 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 18 23 $27,108 $30,805
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,108
$27,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,805
$29,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.46 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.92 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x .5 - TBD -
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)
11.6 x 1.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 17.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3310
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 100
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 177 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.6L/158
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 168 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-link
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-arm

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