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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Automatic (CA/NY/MA/CT)
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 24 $35,699 $41,100
2-Door Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,699
$34,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,100
$39,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$685 / month
$664 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 50.4
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 52.6 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 11.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 16.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3561 3240
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.2L/195.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 6000 215 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4000 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
 
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