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Compare 2009 Lexus SC 430 vs 2009 Volvo C70

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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $37,412 $39,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $37,412 $39,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,456
$37,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,805
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1113 / month
$663 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
7.6
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TCC Rating
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8.2
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TCC's Bottom Line The C70 fills the space of the former Coupe (discontinued in 2002) and the Convertible (discontinued in 2004). It's less sleek than the cars it replaces, and while it's a little plain, the C70's shape is clean and well detailed with a minimum of clutter.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.0 84
Second Leg Room (in) 27.1 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 53.6
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 33.9 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.6 47.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 72.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 180.4
Height, Overall (in) 53.1 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.8 12.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.58
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size T145/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3840 3627
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 3400 236 @ 1500 - 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 5600 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.98
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.95 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 3.03
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.34
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.66
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 430 Volvo C70
Body Style 2-Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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