Compare 1997 Honda Civic vs 1997 Lexus SC

1997 Honda Civic
1997 Lexus SC
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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 35 $11,914 $13,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 38 $11,017 $12,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX "A" Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 30 36 $13,682 $15,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 34 38 $12,920 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 37 44 $12,022 $13,400
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 35 $10,834 $11,550
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 38 $9,896 $10,550
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 35 $11,484 $12,800
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 38 $10,587 $11,800
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 35 $12,053 $13,435
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 38 $11,335 $12,635
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 30 36 $14,785 $16,480
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 35 $13,616 $15,450
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 38 $12,898 $14,650
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC 300 Luxury Sport Coupe 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 24 $34,657 $39,900
SC 300 Luxury Sport Coupe 2-Door Coupe Manual 19 24 $33,875 $39,000
SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe 2-Door Coupe 18 23 $43,612 $50,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,914
$34,657
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,280
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$665 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 27.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.2 75.4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 53.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 9.3
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 20.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 3538
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 210 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 225 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.600 2.804
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.926 1.000
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.954 2.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.468 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.357 3.01
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.638 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indepenent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms Double Wishbone

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