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Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 1998 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 17 22 $45,890 $52,750
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,490
$26,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$30,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$513 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 92.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 10.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel, 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.35 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 5500 198 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 212 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.933
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 2.81
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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