Compare 2011 Volvo C70 vs 2011 Lexus IS 250C

2011 Volvo C70
2011 Lexus IS 250C
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2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $37,553 $39,950
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250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
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
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.79
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

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