Compare 2001 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2001 Lexus LS 430

2001 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2001 Lexus LS 430
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $44,501 $47,850
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $45,245 $48,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,151 $50,700
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,895 $51,500
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 17 23 $52,127 $56,050
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 17 24 $65,379 $70,300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $47,158 $54,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,501
$47,158
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,850
$54,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$903 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 107.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 196.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 115.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 20.2
Brakes
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)
11.4 x 0.4 12.2 x .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)
11.8 x 1.1 12.4 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.52
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55HR16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55HR16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3460 3955
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3000-4800 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.3/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
221 @ 5600 290 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.180
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.357
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.424
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.753
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 430
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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