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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.4 177.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 53.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.1
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.4
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4070 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Lexus SC 430
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
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 -

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