Compare 1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan
1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 23 $38,590 $44,950
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,590
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,950
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$749 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 95
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x 0.47 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.57 x 1.26 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3640
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4000 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.266 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sdn Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs

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