Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 2000 Lexus SC 300

2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
2000 Lexus SC 300
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2-Door Coupe 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 21 29 $38,688 $41,600
2-Door Cabriolet 3.2L 19 28 $44,733 $48,100
2-Door Coupe 4.3L 18 25 $45,663 $49,100
2-Door Cabriolet 4.3L 17 24 $51,708 $55,600
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 24 $38,049 $43,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,688
$38,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,600
$43,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$693 / month
$730 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 27.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 75.4
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 36.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 53.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 9.3
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .39 12.0 x 0.63
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 20.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 160
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4600 220 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 225 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.804
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Lexus SC 300
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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