Compare 1998 Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

1998 Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Coupe
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 24 $35,699 $41,100
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $34,670 $39,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,699
$34,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,100
$39,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$685 / month
$664 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 80.7
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 52.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.6 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.63 11.3 x .39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.10 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 15.85
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
160 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1600 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3561 3240
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 4000 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.2L/195.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 6000 215 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.273 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -

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