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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 20.2
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)
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x 0.63
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/55HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 100
Engine
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
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
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
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 430
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone

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