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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 18 25 $26,165 $29,735
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
5-Door Wagon Automatic SportCross 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,165
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,735
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$431 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 30.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 84.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 171.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 106.9
Liftover Height (in) 25.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/45ZR17 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size 215/45ZR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/45ZR17 245/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3255 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5800 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 218 @ 3800 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.09 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 4.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.72
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 300 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
 
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