Compare 1999 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan vs 1999 Saab 9-5

1999 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan
1999 Saab 9-5
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $45,648 $53,805
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic w/Sunroof 19 26 $28,853 $31,025
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Manual w/Sunroof 21 30 $28,853 $31,025
4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 26 $28,853 $31,025
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 30 $28,853 $31,025
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Automatic 18 26 $29,621 $31,850
4-Door Wagon 2.3L Manual 18 26 $29,621 $31,850
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Automatic w/Sunroof SE 19 26 $31,658 $34,225
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Manual w/Sunroof SE 21 30 $31,658 $34,225
4-Door Wagon 3.0L 18 26 $34,317 $36,900
4-Door Sedan 3.0L SE 18 26 $34,641 $37,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,648
$28,853
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,805
$31,025
Monthly Payment Estimate
$897 / month
$517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 99.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.63 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.10 11.34 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3892 3280
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6000 170 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Turbo Charged SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000 207 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.266 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.18
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 0.66
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn Saab 9-5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs

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