Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2011 Volvo C70 vs 2011 Lexus IS 250C

2011 Volvo C70 Change
2011 Lexus IS 250C Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Automatic
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $37,553 $39,950
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Drivetrain

Other

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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,553
$37,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,950
$41,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$666 / month
$687 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line Attractively restyled this year, the 2011 Volvo C70—a coupe that becomes a convertible—offers a strong overall package with a clean, pleasant interior. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 87.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 44.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 25.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 181.7 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 107.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 10.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.4 12.2 x - TBD -
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) 12.6 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.58 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P245/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3837 3840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
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) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 204 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.79
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.11 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.27
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 Lexus IS 250C
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.5
 
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.