Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 2000 Lexus SC 300

2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
2000 Lexus SC 300
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2-Door Coupe 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 21 29 $38,688 $41,600
2-Door Cabriolet 3.2L 19 28 $44,733 $48,100
2-Door Coupe 4.3L 18 25 $45,663 $49,100
2-Door Cabriolet 4.3L 17 24 $51,708 $55,600
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 24 $38,049 $43,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,688
$38,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,600
$43,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$693 / month
$730 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 36.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 27.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 75.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 9.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .39 12.0 x 0.63
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)
11.7 x 1.1 11.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 20.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 160
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 3560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4600 220 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 225 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.804
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Lexus SC 300
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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