Compare 2001 Lexus IS 300 vs 2001 Saab 9-5

2001 Lexus IS 300
2001 Saab 9-5
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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 Automatic w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 29 $31,955 $33,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof 20 29 $31,995 $33,995
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 30 $31,955 $33,995
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof 21 30 $31,955 $33,995
4-Door Wagon Automatic 19 26 $32,613 $34,695
4-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof 19 26 $32,613 $34,695
4-Door Wagon Manual 21 28 $32,613 $34,695
4-Door Wagon Manual w/Sunroof 21 28 $32,613 $34,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $36,138 $38,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof SE 19 26 $36,138 $38,650
4-Door Wagon Automatic SE 18 26 $36,792 $39,350
4-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof SE 18 26 $36,792 $39,350
4-Door Sedan Aero Automatic Aero 19 26 $37,564 $40,175
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof Aero 19 26 $37,564 $40,175
4-Door Sedan Manual Aero 21 28 $37,564 $40,175
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof Aero 21 28 $37,564 $40,175
4-Door Wagon Automatic Aero 19 25 $38,218 $40,875
4-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof Aero 19 25 $38,218 $40,875
4-Door Wagon Manual Aero 20 27 $38,218 $40,875
4-Door Wagon Manual w/Sunroof Aero 20 27 $38,218 $40,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,108
$31,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,805
$33,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$567 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 114.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.92 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.46 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 21.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x .5 11.26 x .39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 11.34 x .98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P215/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P215/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 180
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 180
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3530
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 70
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Turbo Charged SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 207 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 185 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.39
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 Saab 9-5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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