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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Trans 18 25 $25,901 $29,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
5-Door Wagon Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,901
$27,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,435
$30,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$500 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 30.2 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 98
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 190.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.09 x - TBD - - TBD -
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) 11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 17.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QWJ
Front Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P215/45ZR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QWJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3255 3568
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 218 @ 3800 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LA3
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5800 220 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.42
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.60
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.09 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.21
Trans Order Code NA M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 300 Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
 
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