Compare 2003 Volvo S40 vs 2003 Lexus ES 300

2003 Volvo S40
2003 Lexus ES 300
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4-Door Sedan 1.9L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.9L 22 30 $22,466 $23,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 29 $28,130 $31,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,466
$28,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,900
$31,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 96.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
177.8 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.9 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60HR15 P215/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/60VR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60HR15 P215/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 3439
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 1800 - 5000 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/119 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 210 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 Lexus ES 300
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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