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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible T5 w/Inscription Pkg
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible T5 18 28 $38,728 $41,200
2-Door Convertible T5 Premier Plus 18 28 $39,856 $42,400
2-Door Convertible T5 Platinum 18 28 $42,300 $45,000
2-Door Convertible T5 w/Inscription Pkg 18 28 $38,728 $41,200
2-Door Convertible T5 Premier Plus w/Inscription Pkg 18 28 $39,856 $42,400
2-Door Convertible T5 Platinum w/Inscription Pkg 18 28 $42,300 $45,000
2-Door Convertible Manual
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,728
$38,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,200
$41,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$687 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volvo C70 is neither a serious sports car nor a high-clout cruiser, but it's a comfortable, upscale convertible that feels luxurious without being too ostentatious. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 25.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.5 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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 70.9
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.0 11.7 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) 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.3 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/40VR18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/40VR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3836
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 2300 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5000 204 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
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 Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.870 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.910 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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