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2012 Lexus IS 350C

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
$46,640
$37,100
Invoice $43,374 $34,504
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 21/31
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. 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
  • Strong acceleration (IS 350C)

Dislikes:

  • 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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