Compare 2004 Lexus IS 300 vs 2004 Acura TL

2004 Lexus IS 300
2004 Acura TL
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300 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans
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
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic 20 28 $29,754 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual 20 30 $29,754 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual HP Tires 20 30 $29,936 $32,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic w/Navigation 20 28 $31,575 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual w/Navigation 20 30 $31,575 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual HP Tires w/Navi 20 30 $31,757 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,901
$29,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,435
$32,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$544 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.46 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
25.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 12.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.09 x 0.47 11.1 x 0.35
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 1.26 11.4 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.77
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 15.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3255 3575
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 8.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 238 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.666
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 2.563
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.021
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.480
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.091 1.846
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.552
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 Acura TL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -

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