2009 Lexus SC 430  -  $67,680


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $67,680
Base Invoice: $60,331
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: 6-speed automatic sequential electronically controlled transmission
Engine: 4.3L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Traditional Lexus quality in a premium sports car; elegant interior; eye-catching exterior; quiet, smooth ride; very extensive standard equipment list.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Lexus SC 430 is powered by an aluminum 4.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine producing 288 horsepower and 325 pound/feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control and continuously Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i). The Intuitive Powertrain Control works with the Electronic Throttle Control to help smooth out acceleration. The SC 430 meets Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) certification.

Standard safety features on the rear-wheel-drive SC 430 include traction and stability controls, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, high-intensity discharge headlamps with washers, tire pressure monitor, front seat-mounted air bags, and front knee air bags. An Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) allows the headlights to follow the road or whatever is in front of the car, enhancing nighttime visibility in turns and curves

Also standard are 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, navigation system with a tilt display and voice activation, leather upholstery, power/heated front seats with memory for the driver, 10-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, in-dash six-CD changer, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control and genuine wood trim.

With so much being standard, the options list is quite short. These include run-flat tires, rear spoiler, wheel locks, cargo net, car cover and additional wheel choices. Returning for a sixth year is the Pebble Beach Edition, which comes with signature seats, doors, wheels and other unique details.


Model News

Very little is changed on the Lexus SC 430 for 2009, other than the turn signals are now integrated into the side mirrors. Variations on silver, white, black and champagne are available as exterior colors. Golden Almond Metallic joins the color palette. The 2009 Pebble Beach Edition ? only 360 will be available ? comes with a Smokey Granite Mica exterior, Camel/Ecru interior, monogrammed floor mats and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Lexus SC 430 continues the Lexus tradition of luxury, class and performance. In the same league as the BMW 335i, the Jaguar XK8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK550, the SC 430 transforms from hardtop coupe to open-air convertible in under 30 seconds. Engineered as a convertible from the beginning in 2002, the rigid structure uses a rear double-wishbone independent suspension to deliver incredible handling and smoothness. The 53/47 weight distribution also helps deliver optimal balance.

Standard equipment is so extensive that no optional extras are offered for the interior. Combined mileage (city and highway) is estimated at 19 mpg.


Pros

Traditional Lexus quality in a premium sports car; elegant interior; eye-catching exterior; quiet, smooth ride; very extensive standard equipment list.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Lexus SC 430 is powered by an aluminum 4.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine producing 288 horsepower and 325 pound/feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control and continuously Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i). The Intuitive Powertrain Control works with the Electronic Throttle Control to help smooth out acceleration. The SC 430 meets Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) certification.

Standard safety features on the rear-wheel-drive SC 430 include traction and stability controls, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, high-intensity discharge headlamps with washers, tire pressure monitor, front seat-mounted air bags, and front knee air bags. An Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) allows the headlights to follow the road or whatever is in front of the car, enhancing nighttime visibility in turns and curves

Also standard are 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, navigation system with a tilt display and voice activation, leather upholstery, power/heated front seats with memory for the driver, 10-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, in-dash six-CD changer, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control and genuine wood trim.

With so much being standard, the options list is quite short. These include run-flat tires, rear spoiler, wheel locks, cargo net, car cover and additional wheel choices. Returning for a sixth year is the Pebble Beach Edition, which comes with signature seats, doors, wheels and other unique details.


Model News

Very little is changed on the Lexus SC 430 for 2009, other than the turn signals are now integrated into the side mirrors. Variations on silver, white, black and champagne are available as exterior colors. Golden Almond Metallic joins the color palette. The 2009 Pebble Beach Edition ? only 360 will be available ? comes with a Smokey Granite Mica exterior, Camel/Ecru interior, monogrammed floor mats and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Lexus SC 430 continues the Lexus tradition of luxury, class and performance. In the same league as the BMW 335i, the Jaguar XK8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK550, the SC 430 transforms from hardtop coupe to open-air convertible in under 30 seconds. Engineered as a convertible from the beginning in 2002, the rigid structure uses a rear double-wishbone independent suspension to deliver incredible handling and smoothness. The 53/47 weight distribution also helps deliver optimal balance.

Standard equipment is so extensive that no optional extras are offered for the interior. Combined mileage (city and highway) is estimated at 19 mpg.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
455.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.3L/262

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 3400

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
75.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.8 in

Front Hip Room
55.7 in

Second Head Room
33.9 in

Second Leg Room
27.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
46.6 in

Second Hip Room
49.5 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
178.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.0 in

Height, Overall
53.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Trunk Volume
8.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3840 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Spare Tire Size
T145/70R17

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 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
12.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 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

4.3L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine -inc: continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

Torque-activated powertrain control

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)

Computer controlled ignition system w/2-knock sensors

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

6-speed automatic sequential electronically controlled transmission -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), OD, gated shifter, pwr mode, snow mode

Liquid-cooled transmission oil cooler

Rear wheel drive

Fluid filled hydraulic rear sub-frame mounts

Front/rear double wishbone suspension -inc: coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Rear strut rods

Vehicle speed-sensitive progressive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

Dual stainless steel exhaust w/chrome tips

Tool kit

18" x 8" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P245/40ZR18 summer tires

T145/70R17 compact spare tire w/steel wheel

Aerodynamic underbody covers -inc: engine, floor, front, rear

Pwr-retractable aluminum hardtop w/open/close button

Color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Front grille w/chrome surround

Two-bulb headlamp design -inc: HID lowbeam lamps, independent halogen high beam lamps, auto-on/off, adaptive front lighting system (AFS), washers

Fog lamps integrated into lower air intake

LED brake lamps

Color-keyed electrochromic pwr heated mirrors -inc: timed defoggers, reverse auto tilt-down, memory, chrome accents

Tinted glass w/heat & UV reduction

Water-repellent door glass

Rear wind deflector

Variable intermittent uniblade front wiper w/mist cycle

No key cylinder for the passenger side door or trunk

Color-keyed door handles w/chrome accents

Mark Levinson AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: auto-reverse cassette, 240-watt amplifier, MP3, (9) speakers w/subwoofer, radio data system (RDS), digital signal processor (DSP), automatic sound levelizer (ASL), separate EQ settings for top up/down, aux audio input

Auto 3-position pwr mast antenna & FM diversity RDS antenna

FM sub-antenna imprinted in windshield glass

Semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior -inc: seats, door armrests, console cover, seat belt presenters

10-way pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: 4-way adjustable headrests, pwr lumbar, memory

Rear seats w/integrated headrests

2-level center console w/lockable lower box

Cut pile carpeting w/full cargo trim

Floor mats

Illuminated scuff plates

3-spoke wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls -inc: auto tilt-away, memory

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, speedometer, coolant temp, fuel level

Dual trip digital odometer

Trip computer -inc: average MPG, current MPG, drive time, average MPH, outside temp, clock

Compass

Warning lights -inc: oil level, oil pressure, battery, engine, parking brake, ABS, air bag, door ajar, seat belt disconnect, tail lamp bulb failure

Pwr windows w/auto-up/down

Pwr door locks -inc: two-turn driver door unlock, anti-lockout

Key-integrated multi-function remote entry system -inc: audible lock, 2-stage unlock confirmation, trunk release, panic function

Prewired for cell phone, transceiver & command module

HomeLink garage door opener

Cruise control

Pwr fuel filler door & trunk release

Valet lockout functions -inc: trunk, glove box, lower center console box, convertible roof operation

Theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Alarm system

Navigation system -inc: 3-position tilt-screen, pwr wood cover panel

Automatic climate control -inc: lap vents, soft-touch controls, LCD display

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

Dual front cup holders w/wood cover panel

Covered coin case

Push-open ashtray & cigarette lighter

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Full door trim -inc: integrated armrests, map pockets, chrome inner handles

Wood trim -inc: doors, center console, instrument panel

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Dual front illuminated vanity mirrors w/cover

Illuminated entry/exit system -inc: dome, door courtesy, ignition

Illuminated glove box, trunk, ashtray

Front individual map lights

Wood-trimmed shift knob

Front passenger net pocket

Front seatback pockets

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

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

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/on/off switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Front/rear crumple zones

Dual side-impact beams

Daytime running lamps

Dual front SRS airbags w/passenger detection sensor

Dual front seat-mounted side-impact SRS airbags

Dual front head curtain SRS airbags

Dual front knee airbags

All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: front pretensioners w/force limiters

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retraction (ALR)

Rear seat top tether anchors & ISO-FIX lower anchorage brackets

Direct tire pressure monitor system

First aid kit

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
MERCURY METALLIC
$0

 
SMOKY GRANITE MICA
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
TWILIGHT AMETHYST PEARL
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
GOLDEN ALMOND METALLIC
$0

 
TIGEREYE MICA
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE PEARL
$0

 
ECRU, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PEBBLE BEACH SPECIAL EDITION W/RUN-FLAT SUMMER TIRES
$2,405

 
PEBBLE BEACH SPECIAL EDITION W/RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$2,405

 
LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/RUN-FLAT SUMMER TIRES
$400

 
LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$400

 
RUN-FLAT SUMMER TIRES
$400

 
RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$400

 
REAR SPOILER
$440

 
**PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS & THEIR PRICES ARE CARRIED OVER FROM 2008**
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$210

 
18" MACHINED TOURMALINE WHEEL W/TIRES
$1,375

 
18" G-SPIDER WHEELS
$1,375

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

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