Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2003 Lexus SC 430

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2003 Lexus SC 430
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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 16 22 $85,235 $91,650
2-Door Coupe 5.5L AMG 14 22 $106,578 $114,600
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 13 19 $116,157 $124,900
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 23 $54,135 $62,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,235
$54,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,650
$62,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1528 / month
$1037 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 75.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 33.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 46.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.6 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.4 177.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 53.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 8.8
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7
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)
- TBD - 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4070 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700 - 4250 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.3L/261
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Lexus SC 430
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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