Compare 2005 Volvo V50 vs 2005 Lexus IS 300

2005 Volvo V50
2005 Lexus IS 300
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2.4L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L Automatic 22 30 $24,466 $25,990
2.4L Automatic w/Sunroof 22 30 $24,466 $25,990
2.5L Turbo Automatic 21 30 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof 21 30 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Manual 22 31 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Manual w/Sunroof 22 31 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo AWD Automatic 19 26 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 19 26 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Manual 19 27 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Manual w/Sunroof 19 27 $27,657 $29,385
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300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 18 25 $26,165 $29,735
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
300 5-Door Wagon Automatic SportCross 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,466
$26,165
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,990
$29,735
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$496 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 30.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 89.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 176.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
25.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.1
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)
10.1 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact 215/45ZR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 215/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3058 3255
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 215 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 218 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/- TBD - 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 4.09
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.85
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 Lexus IS 300
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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