2011 Lexus IS 250C  -  $42,065


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $42,065
Base Invoice: $37,947
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2dr Conv Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Wide range of models; choice of rear- or front-wheel drive in sedans; sporty driving feel; high-tech features and options; nicely appointed interior


Model News

Following the introduction of all-new IS 250C and IS 350C retractable-hardtop convertible models last year, the IS sedans receive a bit more attention this year. For 2011, the Lexus IS sedan lineup especially takes a step toward a sportier image and more performance potential. A new IS 350 AWD (all-wheel drive) model is added to the IS sedan lineup. There's also a new F Sport Package available on rear-wheel-drive IS 250 and IS 350 models, which adds some of the appearance upgrades, as well as a sport suspension and sportier steering tuning. A special new Ultrasonic Blue color is available with the package.

The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sedans get a new black-metallic trim inside, as well as a new headlight and taillight design. Also new this year, sedans get newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and optional 18-inchers.

LED running lamps are also new to the lineup this year. They're included in all IS 350 and IS-F sedans but optional on IS 250 sedans and all IS C convertibles.


Model Highlights

The Lexus IS remains offered in two different body styles, both available in IS 250 or IS 350 guise. IS 250 models come with a 204-horsepower, 2.5-liter V6 engine while IS 350 models get a 306-hp, 3.5-liter V6. Both engines come with variable valve timing for responsiveness as well as fuel efficiency--the IS 250 is quite economical with EPA ratings of up to 21 mpg city and 29 highway. While the IS 250 comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a 6-speed automatic (and steering-wheel paddle-shifters) optional, all IS 350 models come with the automatic.

In all Lexus IS models, a double-wishbone suspension design in front and a multi-link rear setup help reduce weight and increase responsiveness. The suspension in the IS is tuned to be quite firm, yet there's enough give to maintain enough ride comfort for most.

The IS has rather compact exterior proportions, which means that backseat space is tight for the tallest adults, especially in IS C convertibles. However it's quite comfortable in front. Leather upholstery is standard, with new black-metallic accents in the sedan and the IS sedan has a reasonably large trunk.

Although the Lexus IS C convertibles bear a strong likeness to the IS sedans from the front and back, their fast-opening retractable hardtop setup, made of lightweight aluminum, is an excellent way to enjoy open-air motoring without compromises the rest of the year. The top opens or closes in just 20 seconds and wind buffeting is quite good with it down.

A full roster of airbags is of course standard, but IS models also include anti-lock brakes and Brake Assist, an advanced electronic stability control system called VDIM. It incorporates the electric power steering to help maintain control in an emergency maneuver.

Standard features on the IS include power front seats, dual-zone climate control, rear seat vents, a power moonroof, a telescoping steering wheel, a HomeLink universal remote and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard is a premium audio system with 13 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, satellite radio and a CD changer. The IS 250 AWD and IS 350 AWD add heated seats.

Options across the lineup include a navigation system that incorporates a Mark Levinson premium surround sound system, which has 14 speakers and 300 watts. The Lexus Enform with Safety Connect feature is an extra for the navigation system, bringing direct emergency operator-assisted service as well as access to information from XM's NavTraffic, NavWeather and Sports and Stocks services. HID headlamps and LED running lamps are available on the IS 250 sedan and standard on the IS 350, while other high-tech options include rain-sensing wipers and radar cruise control with a Pre-Collision System. The available navigation system includes a rear backup camera; another option is Intuitive Park Assist, which employs ultrasonic sensors to indicate proximity to other vehicles.

A performance-oriented IS F sedan stands at the top of the IS lineup; it gets an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with paddle shifters plus Brembo disc brakes, 19-inch wheels and a performance suspension--plus a 416-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Altogether, the IS F can get to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, according to Lexus.

New for 2011 is an F Sport Package for rear-wheel drive models; it adds many of the features of the IS F, including a sport suspension and special steering tuning, along with dark-finish 18-inch wheels, front and rear spoilers and an Ultrasonic Blue exterior hue.

A set of F Sport accessories, available at dealerships for both on the sedans and convertibles, adds many of the appearance upgrades individually.


Value Writeup

The Lexus IS family now includes something for most compact luxury coupe, convertible or sedan shoppers--with offerings ranging from conservative all-weather all-wheel drive sedans to sunny convertibles and serious track-duty sport sedans. The IS sedans ride and handle well and offer some of the tech options of larger luxury models, while the IS C models have excellent packaging with a tight-fitting, quick-folding automatic hardtop that stows away without taking up the entire trunk. While Lexus makes an ES 350 model that's roomier and more comfortable-riding, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
Subcompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
309.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
447.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
87.9 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
44.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.2 in

Front Hip Room
54.3 in

Second Head Room
36.1 in

Second Leg Room
25.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
44.7 in

Second Hip Room
43.3 in

Wheelbase
107.5 in

Length, Overall
182.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3840 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V340000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 23, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,654,713

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jer...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners July 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine -inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

6-speed manual transmission

Rear wheel drive

Independent double wishbone front suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Speed-sensitive electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/rear pwr disc brakes

Tool kit

Dual polished stainless steel exhaust pipes

17" liquid graphite alloy wheels

P225/45VR17 front all-season tires

P245/45VR17 rear all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Aluminum 3-piece pwr folding hardtop

Front/rear body-colored bumpers

Body-colored front air dam w/low grille

Projector bulb headlamps -inc auto on/off, headlamp off-delay

LED brake, tail & license plate lamps

Fog lamps

Body-colored pwr heated mirrors w/integrated turn signals -inc: puddle lamps

Acoustically laminated, tinted windshield glass

Ultraviolet/infrared ray reducing glass on all windows

Variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

Sound insulation w/sealer & undercoating -inc: sound-dampening asphault in roof/flooring

Premium audio system -inc: AM/FM/MP3/WMA stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD player, 194-watt amp, digital signal processing w/auto sound levelizer (ASL), electronic crossover network, USB & iPod/aux input jacks, (8) speakers, Bluetooth, integrated XM satellite radio w/90 day free trial subscription

Shark fin antenna

4-passenger seating

Leather seat trim

Dual pwr front bucket seats w/pwr lumbar

Rear bench seat w/console, (2) cupholders

Easy entry pwr sliding front passenger seat

Front center console -inc: (2) cupholders, coin holder, armrest, storage box, DC outlet

Aux pwr outlet

Carpet front/rear floor mats

Pwr tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Optitron gauges -inc: 160-mph speedometer, 8000-rpm tachometer, fuel & coolant temp gauges

LCD multi-information display -inc: dual trip odometer, outside temp gauge

Warning lights -inc: battery, oil level, seat belt, brake, front airbags, side airbags, engine, oil pressure, low fuel, tire pressure, tire slippage, door open, TRAC off, high beam, hazard lights, cruise control, foglamp indicator, headlight indicator, scheduled maintenance indicator

Pwr windows -inc: one-touch auto up/down, pinch protection

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks -inc: shift-linked auto-lock/unlock, speed sensitive auto-lock, lock-out prevention

SmartAccess remote entry system -inc: lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic, volume-adjustable confirmation tone, rolling code, multi-function remote

Lexus personalized settings (LPS)

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Illuminated remote fuel filler & trunk release

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: speed & airflow indicators, dust/pollen filter

Electric rear window defroster w/timer

Front cigarette lighter w/ashtray

Dark Bird's-eye maple interior wood trim

Leather/metallic accent trim

Auto dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Illuminated entry

Lighting -inc: door courtesy, glove box, trunk

Front seatback pockets

4-wheel 4-channel/4-sensor anti-lock brakes

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) w/cut-off switch

Vehicle stability control (VSC) -inc: cut-off switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Hill-start assist control (HAC)

Daytime running lamps

Door impact side beams

Energy-managing crumple zones

Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: occupant classification indicator

Front seat side-impact airbags

Front side-curtain airbags

Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assistance button (SOS), roadside assistance connectivity, (1) year trial subscription

All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: force-limiting pretensioners

Front seat height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors

All-position emergency locking retractors (ELR)

Front passenger & rear seat automatic locking retractors (ALR)

Emergency interior trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

Energy absorbing door & body construction

First aid kit

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
SMOKY GRANITE MICA
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
CERULEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALABASTER, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LUXURY PKG
$3,055

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS
$720

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/RUN FLAT TIRES
$1,040

 
BI-XENON HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS
$875

 
HEADLAMP WASHERS
$100

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,465

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO
$4,015

 
HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$1,040

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$220

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$296

 
F-SPORT SUSPENSION UPGRADE
$1,695

 
F-SPORT BRAKE UPGRADE
$5,575

 
F-SPORT PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM
$1,600

 
F-SPORT GRILLE
$395

 
F-SPORT 19" FULL-FACE ALLOY WHEELS W/19" TIRES
$3,995

 
F-SPORT 19" FORGED ALLOY WHEELS W/19" TIRES
$3,995

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEELS W/18" TIRES
$2,450

 
18" ISP MODE ALLOY WHEELS W/18" TIRES
$2,450

 
18" ISP MODE ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,375

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,375

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
EXTERIOR PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
WINDSCREEN
$650

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

 
CARGO NET
$64


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