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2000 Lexus SC 400
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$56,800
2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$68,405
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2000 Lexus SC 400
RWD

This was the final year for the first generation of the Lexus SC coupe. The SC would reappear with a new design in 2002. For nine years, the SC 400 and its lower priced counterpart t...

2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

The SC 430 was initially marketed as the “jewel of Lexus,” the first convertible for the esteemed Asian manufacturer. Still, reception wasn’t universally positive upon release, and Lex...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2000 Lexus SC 400
RWD
25
2000 Lexus SC 400 RWDReview:

Lexi — Teve jogando com essos autos,mais ainda nao sei como jogar bem. Estou ainda experimentando, tratando...

75
2000 Lexus SC 400 RWDReview:

Classic Beauty — Still the best looking car on the road. Don't expect roomy back seats. First class service. Luxury a...

2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
20
writes:
Smooth and enjoyable for a small amount of back seat space. Instruments placed in ideal easy to get to. Extrem...
Back Seats Ranked 2010 BMW Z4 worse.
"There wasnt much of a difference between the two except for the sound system with a hard top versus a soft top equal better sound."
Family Car Ranked 2010 BMW Z4 worse.
"The SC 430 offer an array of options to entertain, even though it is not much space."
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writes:
Smooth ride
writes:
Power Ranked 2011 INFINITI G37 Sport Convertible RWD better.
"Faster acceleration; optional manual transmission and sport suspension were plusses."
Back Seats Ranked 2011 INFINITI G37 Sport Convertible RWD better.
"Comfortable seats with ample leg room. Center console to stash items."

Specs

2000 Lexus SC 400
RWD
2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 20 gal 19.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,000 RPM
288 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
300 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.5:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.58 in x 3.25 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 44.1 in 43.6 in
Back Legroom 27.2 in 27.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.3 cu ft 8.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 842 lbs 690 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 178.5 in
Width 70.9 in 72 in
Height 53.2 in 53.1 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 103.1 in

Available Options

2000 Lexus SC 400
RWD
2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD

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