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Compare 1997 Volvo 960 vs 1997 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 26 $31,600 $34,300
5-Door Wagon 18 26 $33,150 $35,850
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$26,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$498 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.9 92.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.1 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 13.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.06" x TBD 10.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0" x TBD 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.3 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.8 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size Temp P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temp 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 181 @ 5200 200 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 199 @ 4100 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code B6304-S NA
Displacement 2.9L/178.3 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.55
Trans Order Code AW30-40 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 2.81
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo 960 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .905 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi Leaf Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .708 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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