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2006 Lexus SC430 Trim Comparison

Base Hard Top Convertible
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General Pricing

Resale Value $65,355.00
Destination $695.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.3L V8
Horsepower 288 @ 5600 RPM
Torque 317 @ 3400 RPM
Valves 4
Displacement (cc) 4293
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.2
Compression Ratio 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 19
Highway (mpg) 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3840.5
Wheelbase (in.) 103.1
Length (in.) 178.5
Width (in.) 72.0
Height (in.) 53.1
Track Front (in.) 61.0
Track Rear (in.) 60.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 33.9
Front Legroom (in.) 43.6
Rear Legroom (in.) 27.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 46.6
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) 49.5

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 75.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone
Tires 245/40R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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


Cruise Control Std.
Tilt Steering Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std.


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


Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes


Sunroof / Moonroof N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std.

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