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

1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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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 21 29 $34,670 $39,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$34,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$39,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$664 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 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)
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
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)
3649 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)
12.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
622 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/242 3.2L/195.3
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
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
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 - 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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