1999 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe 2-Door Coupe Specs

2-Door Coupe
MSRP based on 2-Door Coupe

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 18 mpg City/25 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V8, 4.0L
EPA Class Sub-Compact
Style Name 2dr Cpe
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style 2dr Car
Transmission 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD, OD lockout, lockup torque converter, ECT-i intelligence, dual shift programs (normal & pwr modes)


EPA Classification Sub-Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 39.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Height, Overall (in) 52.6
Length, Overall (in) 192.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6000
Displacement 4.0L/242
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000
Fuel System EFI
Engine Type Gas V8
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266
Trans Order Code NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.63
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16
Front Tire Size P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Driver & front passenger air bags supplemental restraint system...
4-wheel 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button
Front/rear 3-point safety belts
Force-limiting seat belt pretensioners for front seats
Padded instrument panel
Daytime running lamps
Front/rear crumple zones
Side door beams
First aid kit located in trunk


Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 6
Drivetrain Miles/km 70,000
Drivetrain Years 6

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 622
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160
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