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Selected Style 250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
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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
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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
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
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 47.0
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 12.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.9
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 38.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3840 3837
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Volvo C70
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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