Compare 1997 Lexus SC vs 1997 Toyota Celica

1997 Lexus SC
1997 Toyota Celica
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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
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2-Door Convertible GT Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Automatic 22 29 $22,337 $25,238
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Ltd Edit Automatic 22 29 $23,839 $26,858
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Ltd Edit Manual 22 28 $23,139 $26,058
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Manual 22 28 $21,638 $24,438
Celica 2-Door Sport Coupe ST Automatic 27 34 $15,831 $17,978
Celica 2-Door Sport Coupe ST Manual 29 35 $15,126 $17,178
Celica 3-Door LB GT Automatic 22 29 $18,417 $21,038
Celica 3-Door LB GT Manual 22 28 $17,718 $20,238
Celica 3-Door LB ST Automatic 27 34 $16,148 $18,338
Celica 3-Door LB ST Ltd Edition Automatic 27 34 $18,064 $20,405
Celica 3-Door LB ST Ltd Edition Manual 29 35 $17,360 $19,605
Celica 3-Door LB ST Manual 29 35 $15,443 $17,538
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,657
$22,337
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$25,238
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$421 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 18.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 78.4
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 34.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 177.0
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 52.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 6.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 10.5 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)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P205/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P205/55R15
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 2815
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 420
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 4800 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 6000 135 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.01 3.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe Toyota Celica
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut

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