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1997 Lexus SC 400 specs & colors

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1997 Lexus SC 400

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EPA Classification Sub-Compact
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Front Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500
Engine Type Gas V8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300
Displacement 4.0L/242
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Cruising Range - Hwy 473.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 18 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 23 MPG
Cruising Range - City 370.80 mi
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531
Trans Type 4
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.0 x -TBD- in
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.6 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 20.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 36.1 ft
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16
Front Tire Size P225/55R16
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Base Curb Weight 3605 lbs
Trunk Volume 9.3 ft³
Track Width, Front 59.8 in
Length, Overall 192.5 in
Second Leg Room 27.2 in
Second Head Room 36.1 in
Front Hip Room 55.1 in
Front Leg Room 44.1 in
Front Head Room 38.3 in
Height, Overall 53.2 in
Second Shoulder Room 52.7 in
Passenger Volume 75.4 ft³
Second Hip Room 39.2 in
Liftover Height N/A in
Track Width, Rear 60.0 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.0 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.9 in
Passenger Capacity 4
Retained accessory pwr Standard
Cruise control mounted on steering wheel Standard
4.0L (242) DOHC EFI 32-valve aluminum V8 engine Standard
2-position memory system for: outside mirrors, steering wheel tilt/telescope, pwr driver seat Standard
Matte finish Bird's-Eye maple wood interior trim-inc: doors, instrument panel Standard
Pre-wiring for options-inc: cellular phone, transceiver, command module, rear window imprinted antenna Standard
Electronic digital odometer w/dual trip meters, LCD display Standard
Fog lamps integrated into lower air intake Standard
Heat/UV reducing light green glass Standard
Full size spare tire w/steel wheel Standard
color-keyed side skirts on rocker panel area Standard
Vehicle theft-deterrent system Standard
4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension w/coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers Standard
Remote entry system-inc: audible lock, 2-stage unlock confirmation, trunk release, "panic" function Standard
Front door map pockets Standard
First aid kit located in trunk Standard
5-way pwr front seats w/adjustable lumbar support, headrests Standard
Insulation panels-inc: roof silencer, hood, foam rubber body noise isolation inserts, dash, cowl, floor, room partition Standard
Semi-concealed variable intermittent windshield wipers/washers w/mist control Standard
ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 170-watt pwr, auto-reverse, Dolby Noise Reduction, digital clock, 7-speakers Standard
Side door beams Standard
Front cupholder Standard
Integrated coat hooks Standard
Automatic pwr antenna Standard
Padded instrument panel Standard
146-mph speed limiter Standard
16" X 7" aluminum alloy wheels Standard
Driver & front passenger air bags (SRS) Standard
Front/rear crumple zones Standard
Front A-pillar retractable assist grips Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
Auto-dimming electrochromic rear view mirror Standard
Molded fabric roof headliner Standard
Computer-controlled ignition system w/twin knock sensors Standard
Vehicle speed-sensing progressive pwr rack & pinion steering Standard
Full trunk trim Standard
Net-style seatback pockets Standard
4-wheel pwr-assisted ventilated disc brakes Standard
Pwr door locks-inc: driver door two-turn unlock, anti lock-out Standard
Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/auto tilt-away Standard
Instrument panel indicators-inc: lights-on, turn signal, high beam, cruise control, overdrive-off, transmission pwr mode indicators Standard
Projector headlamps w/independent halogen high beam lamps Standard
Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer Standard
Unique "easy access" 4-link door hinges Standard
4-wheel 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Standard
Warning lights-inc: fuel level, coolant level, oil level, oil pressure, battery, engine, parking brake, ABS, air bag, door ajar, seat belt disconnect, tail lamp bulb failure Standard
Cut pile carpeting Standard
Flush-mounted retracting rear assist grips Standard
Dual body-colored pwr mirrors-inc: electrochromic auto-dimming, timed defoggers, RH convex Standard
Color-keyed front/rear bumpers Standard
4-wheel 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Standard
Center console-inc: cassette box storage space, front/rear ashtray, cigarette lighter, push-open cupholder, cellular phone storage capability Standard
Centrally-located platinum-tipped spark plugs Standard
Illuminated entry-inc: dome lamp, door courtesy lamps, driver footlamp, ignition keyhole light Standard
Remote electric trunk/fuel-filler door release Standard
225/55VR16 SBR tires Standard
Electronic analog displays-inc: 8000-rpm tachometer, 160-mph speedometer, coolant temp, fuel level Standard
City 18/hwy 23 (4.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
20.6 gallon fuel tank w/fuel cap hanger Standard
Trip computer-inc: average mpg, instantaneous mpg, drive time, outside temp Standard
Front/rear 3-point safety belts Standard
Liquid-cooled transmission oil cooler Standard
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD, OD lockout, lockup torque converter, ECT-i intelligence, dual shift programs (normal & pwr modes) Standard
Front/rear stabilizer bars Standard
Air conditioning system-inc: automatic climate control, soft-touch controls, digital temp setting display Standard
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/center sun visor Standard
Lockable glove box Standard
Tool kit Standard
Front passenger seat pwr walk-in feature Standard
Pwr windows w/driver side "auto-down" feature Standard
Lighting-inc: front individual map lights, glove box, trunk, ashtray Standard
Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips Standard
Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button Standard
Automatic on-off headlamps Standard
Body-color flush-mounted door handles Standard
Leather interior trim-inc: seats, steering wheel, door armrests, console cover, shift lever, parking brake grip Standard

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