Compare 1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 25 $45,501 $53,000
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,245 $37,995
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $38,871 $44,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$33,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$37,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 51.4
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.6 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 1.44
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 24.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.63 11.8 x 1.02
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)
11.6 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
160 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1600 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
622 525
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
4.0L/242 5.7L/350
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6000 340 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.266 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.91

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