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2012 Lexus IS 250C

2012 Audi A5

  2011 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Audi A5 2-door Coupe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$41,190
$37,100
Invoice $38,308 $34,504
MPG
City/Highway
19/30 21/31
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus IS 250C strikes a good middle ground between racy roadsters and luxury convertible cruisers, but its sluggish powertrain performance will be a deal-breaker for many. Read Full Review Both the Audi A5 Coupe and its Cabriolet convertible sibling are striking designs that offer comfortable, easy-to-drive capacity for two people--and four in a pinch Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • A real back seat (for a convertible)
  • Weekend-size trunk space
  • Composed ride
  • Competitive pricing

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • No throttle-blipping or rev-matching
  • Conservative styling inside and out

Likes:

  • Four real seats in the Cabrio
  • Striking and handsome lines
  • Well-built, inside and out
  • Multiple transmission options

Dislikes:

  • CVT in base car not very Audi
  • Cabrio cuts down rear seat space
  • Drop-top reduces trunk space too
  • Safety features shouldn't be optional
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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