2013 Lexus IS 250C  -  $43,520


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $43,520
Base Invoice: $40,537
Destination Charge: $910
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv Auto
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 2dr Conv Auto
Transmission: 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Value Writeup

The Lexus IS family includes something for everyone, 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, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.


Pros

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


Model Highlights

The Lexus IS is offered in two different body styles, sedan or convertible, both available in IS 250 or IS 350 guise. IS 250 models come with a 204-horsepower, 2.5L V6 engine while IS 350 models get a 306-hp, 3.5L 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, a 6-speed automatic (and steering-wheel paddle-shifters) are 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 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 black-metallic accents in the sedan. Additionally, 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 almost non-existent 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. A premium audio system with 13 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, satellite radio and a CD changer is also standard. 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, 5.0L V8 engine. Altogether, the IS F can get to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, according to Lexus.

An F Sport Package for rear-wheel drive models 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.


Model News

2013 sees the introduction of the F sport package available across the IS 250 and IS 350 model range. The F sport package takes cues from the ultra-high performance IS F and integrates them into the more restrained IS models. The F sport package includes sport tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels with dark superchrome finish, heated and ventilated front seats, a leather interior, unique badging and a front chin spoiler.

2013 Lexus IS models with navigation also get a one year subscription to Enform 2.0 and App suite, bringing significant updates to the interior entertainment system on the IS. Bluetooth and HD radio are also both available and newly updated for 2013.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7

EPA Classification
Subcompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
359.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
513.00 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.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.909

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

Trunk Volume
10.8-2.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3806 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
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16

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
17.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
10,000

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

Push-button start

6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), paddle shifters

Rear wheel drive

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

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

Speed-sensitive electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/rear pwr disc brakes

Dual chrome exhaust outlets

Tool kit

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 heated pwr mirrors -inc: puddle lamps

Ultraviolet/infrared ray reducing glass on all windows

Water-repellent front door glass

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 SiriusXM satellite radio w/90 day free trial subscription

Fixed mast antenna

Shark fin satellite antenna

4-passenger seating

10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: leather seat trim, pwr lumbar, height-adjustable headrests

Rear bench seat w/console, (2) cupholders

Remote-foldable rear headrests

Easy entry pwr sliding front passenger seat

Front center console -inc: sliding armrest, storage box, USB & aux input, pwr outlet

Aux pwr outlet

Carpet front/rear floor mats

Pwr tilt/telescoping leather steering wheel w/audio/phone/display controls

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, fog lamp indicator, headlamp indicator, scheduled maintenance indicator

Remote-linked window opening

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: interior air filter

Electric rear window defroster w/timer

Front cigarette lighter w/ashtray

Auto dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Illuminated entry

Lighting -inc: door courtesy, glove box, trunk

Leather-trimmed shift knob

Front door storage pockets

Front seatback pockets

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

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

Brake override system -inc: smart stop technology

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)

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lamps

Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS) -inc: front passenger twin chamber airbag

Driver & front passenger knee airbags (SRS)

Front seat-mounted side impact airbags (SRS) enlarged for head & torso protection

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 for front seats

Front seat height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors

All-position emergency locking retractors (ELR)

Front passenger & rear seat automatic locking retractors (ALR)

Child restraint seat (CRS) for rear seating positions -inc: top tether anchor brackets

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

Impact dissipating upper interior trim

First aid kit

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
SILVER LINING METALLIC
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
ULTRASONIC BLUE
$0

 
ULTRA WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALABASTER, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
F-SPORT BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LUXURY PKG
$3,055

 
F-SPORT PKG W/ALL-SEASON TIRES
$2,550

 
F-SPORT PKG W/SUMMER TIRES
$2,550

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$720

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE SPLIT-5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$720

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

 
HEADLAMP WASHERS
$100

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,490

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/270-WATT MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO
$3,520

 
HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$1,040

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM W/RADAR CRUISE CONTROL
$1,500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$252

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$328

 
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
$3,995

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

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEELS
$2,450

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

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
EXTERIOR PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
WINDSCREEN
$650

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
TRUNK MAT
$105

 
CARGO NET
$64


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