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Selected Style 300 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 18 23 $27,108 $30,805
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.92 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 15.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.5
Steering
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-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P215/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P215/55VR16
Spare Tire Size P215/45ZR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 180
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 180
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3530
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI Turbo Charged SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 300 Saab 9-5
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
 
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