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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door SUV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,204
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$585 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 110
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 171.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 103.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 71.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.40 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 41.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 225/70SR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 225/70SR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3715
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 220 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA 1MZ-FE
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.41
Trans Type 6 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus RX 300
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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