Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2004 Lexus LS 430

2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2004 Lexus LS 430
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $44,710 $48,075
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 27 $47,012 $50,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $47,035 $50,575
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 23 $49,337 $53,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 20 $52,382 $56,325
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 24 $54,707 $58,825
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $55,754 $59,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $73,052 $78,550
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $48,174 $55,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,710
$48,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,075
$55,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$923 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 107.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 115.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 197.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 20.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 22.2
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.52
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/55HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3691 3990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3000-4800 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.3L/261.9
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
221 @ 5600 290 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.35
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.42 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 430
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 40
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 40
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent

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