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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,374
$34,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$37,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$618 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A strong powertrain, usable backseat, and tight retractable hardtop make the 2012 Lexus IS 350C very enjoyable, even if it feels somewhat conservative. 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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 84.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 182.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8-2.4 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3583
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 140
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/210 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 211 @ 4300
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.32
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.69
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C Audi A5
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
 
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