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 Leg Room (in)
30.2 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 88.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.8
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.46 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 15.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x .5 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.2
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3310
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.6L/158
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 168 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 177 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-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-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-link

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