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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 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
2-Door Convertible T5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible T5 18 28 $38,023 $40,450
2-Door Convertible T5 Platinum 18 28 $41,407 $44,050
2-Door Convertible T5 Premier Plus 18 28 $38,963 $41,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,308
$38,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,190
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$674 / month
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TCC's 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. With a healthy dash of Scandinavian style and Volvo's excellent reputation for safety, the 2012 C70 makes a solid all-around choice for a hardtop convertible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.1
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 33.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8-2.4 12.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 38.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.58
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 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) 3836 3858
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Volvo C70
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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