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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $37,553 $39,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,072
$37,553
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,190
$39,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$666 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Lexus IS C convertibles aren’t sports-car edgy, but they offer the practicality and refinement of cruise convertibles with a little more sportiness. Attractively restyled this year, the 2011 Volvo C70—a coupe that becomes a convertible—offers a strong overall package with a clean, pleasant interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact 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
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 - 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 181.7
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 0.4
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) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.58
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P235/45VR17
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 3837
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System Direct Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/154
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.03
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.34
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 4.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.98
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Volvo C70
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.1
 
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