Compare 1998 Lexus ES vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz C Class

1998 Lexus ES
1998 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan 4-Door Sedan 19 27 $26,745 $30,790
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 17 22 $45,890 $52,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,745
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,790
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 88
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 50.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 12.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.10 11.2 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.39 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 205/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 147 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4400 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.30 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.933 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone

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