Compare 1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 25 $45,501 $53,000
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,245 $37,995
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $38,871 $44,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$33,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$37,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 51.4
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 1.44
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
52.6 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 104.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 24.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.63 11.8 x 1.02
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)
20.6 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.46
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
160 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1600 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3307
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
622 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/242 5.7L/350
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6000 340 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.266 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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