2011 Lexus IS 250C Values

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2011 model year changes

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.

Competitive comparison

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

Special features for 2011

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.
Drawing attention for its powered, retractable three-piece aluminum roof, the 2011 Lexus IS 250C is identified as either an entertaining open top vehicle or a 0.29 drag coefficient shape. Projector-style headlamps, 17-inch wheels and LED backside lighting details the 2011 Lexus IS 250C exterior's sporty facade. Inside of the four passenger cabin space, standard items such as dual-zone climate control, power windows, HomeLink transceiver and a premium audio system featuring 8-speaker sound are all effective in making the 2011 Lexus IS 250C into a luxurious open air cruiser. Optional equipment for the 2011 IS250C includes a hard drive-enabled navigation system, bi-xenon HID headlights and Lexus' Intuitive Parking Assist. Under the hood, the 2011 Lexus IS 250C continues to be moved by a 204 horsepower, 2.5 liter 6-cylinder all- aluminum powerplant. The 2.5 liter V-6 engine can be paired with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox. With the 6-speed manual providing on average 22 miles per gallon through combined city and highway driving, the automatic-equipped 2011 Lexus IS 250C betters fuel economy expectations with 24 miles per gallon.