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4dr Sedan


Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.10
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.63
Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.4


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100


Displacement 4.0L/242
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V8

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) 26.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.7
Wheelbase (in) 112.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in) 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.9
Second Head Room (in) 35.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9
Front Hip Room (in) 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.0
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.0


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25


Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46


Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn


Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32


Front Tire Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size P225/60R16


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A


Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266
Clutch Size (in)


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3892


Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0