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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
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 69.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 - TBD -
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
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.62
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P275/70R16 255/65R16
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
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 4800 215 @ 5500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
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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