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Selected Style 350C 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,976
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$482 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 182.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 15.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 10.9 x - 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) 13.1 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3439
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/210 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 210 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA LK9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.37
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code NA AUT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C Saab 9-3
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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