Compare 2010 Lexus IS 250C vs 2008 Volvo C70

2010 Lexus IS 250C
2008 Volvo C70
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250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,929 $32,145
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,983 $33,315
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $32,196 $35,775
350 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $33,833 $37,595
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 18 25 $40,399 $44,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $52,612 $58,460
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2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,886 $39,240
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $36,886 $39,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,495
$36,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,440
$39,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$657 / month
$654 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Can’t make up your mind between practicality and performance in a convertible? The 2010 Lexus IS 350C is a nice, sporty middle ground for top-down thrills. The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 47.0
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 84
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.0 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)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/45VR17 235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45VR17 235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System
Direct Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.47 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.65
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.39
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.27
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Volvo C70
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -

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