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At once a deluxe limousine and high-performance touring car, the Lexus LS 430 delivers quick acceleration and agile handling along...

2003 Lexus LS430 Model Comparison

Base Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $55,125.00 $62,225.00 $29,435.00
Destination $575.00 $575.00 $545.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.3L V8 4.3L V8 3.0L I6
Horsepower 290 @ 5600 RPM 300 @ 5600 RPM 215 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 320 @ 3400 RPM 325 @ 3400 RPM 218 @ 3800 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 4293 4293 2997
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.2 3.6 X 3.2 3.4 X 3.4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 19 18 18
Highway (mpg) 25 23 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3944.1 3840.5 3254.0
Wheelbase (in.) 115.2 103.1 105.1
Length (in.) 196.7 177.8 176.6
Width (in.) 72.0 72.0 67.9
Height (in.) 58.7 53.1 55.5
Track Front (in.) 61.8 61.0 58.9
Track Rear (in.) 61.8 60.4 58.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.6 37.2 39.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.0 33.9 37.7
Front Legroom (in.) 44.0 43.6 42.7
Rear Legroom (in.) 37.6 27.1 30.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 58.3 53.8 52.6
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 58.2 46.6 53.5
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.7 55.7 52.8
Rear Hip Room (in.) 57.3 49.5 53.9

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 107.2 75.0 89.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Tires 225/55R17 245/40R18 215/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer Yes Yes Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A Std. N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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