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Compare 1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe (CA/NY/MA/CT) 2-Door Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$34,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$39,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$664 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 11.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 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) 12.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 16.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649 3240
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 622 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6000 215 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/242 3.2L/195.3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
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
 
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