Compare 2005 Lexus LS 430 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2005 Lexus LS 430
2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $48,915 $56,225
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,915
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,225
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$937 / month
$808 / 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 Hip Room (in)
57.3 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 97.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 189.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.2 15.9
Brakes
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)
12.2 x 0.63 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.18 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.52 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 3691
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 5600 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 3400 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/261.9 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.49
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.83
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
40 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
40 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs

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