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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon (CA/NY/MA/CT) 4-Door AWD
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $29,540 $33,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,175
$29,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,950
$33,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$916 / month
$566 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Leg Room (in) 27.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) 56.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) 58.6 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 105
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 37.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.8 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 180.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 46.3 42.75
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 50.5 40.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 51.9 39.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.4 40
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 63.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 90.4 85.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 1.26 11.93 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 0.71 11.22 x 0.59
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.8 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/70R16 255/65R16
Spare Tire Size P275/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/70R16 255/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5402 4237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.3 11.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 710 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 320 @ 3400 233 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.7L/287 3.2L/195.2
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 4800 215 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 21
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.49 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Variable w/Torsion Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 40 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 40 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
 
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