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Selected Style 300 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans 18 25 $25,901 $29,435
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
300 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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 56.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.7
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P215/45ZR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QWJ
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3255 3568
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System EFI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
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
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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