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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,201
$43,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,850
$46,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$777 / month
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TCC Rating
8.6
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TCC's Bottom Line A pretty, talented family of coupes and convertibles, the A5 lineup ranges from the black-sheep CVT Cabrio to the unabashedly awesome RS5. A strong powertrain, usable backseat, and tight retractable hardtop make the 2012 Lexus IS 350C very enjoyable, even if it feels somewhat conservative.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.000 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 44.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.700 25.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.000 87.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.100 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.000 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.100 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.300 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.500 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.400 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.300 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3880
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.320 1.40
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.330 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.050 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.690 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.780 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A5 Lexus IS 350C
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 8.3
 
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