2011 Lexus IS 350C 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.
Roughly the same vehicle as the IS 250C, the 2011 Lexus IS 350C, the two hardtop convertibles share a great of the same standard features including SmartAccess, 10-way power adjustable front seating, Bluetooth and cruise control. One notable interior convenience found on the 2011 IS 350C is a smog sensor which, when it detects cabin pollutants, uses the ventilation system to recirculate the interior air. Accomplishing luxury, the 2011 Lexus IS 350C also lends itself to safety. A full array of airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, traction control and anti-lock braking system is standard on the 2011 IS 350C. A radar-enacted Pre-Collision System and intelligent cruise control is optional. The biggest change coming to the Lexus IS 350C over the IS 250C is the larger powerplant. Moving the hardtop convertible with an additional 102 horsepower, the IS 350C uses an all-aluminum 3.5 liter to produce a total 306 horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel mileage per gallon of gasoline is rated at 20 city and 27 highway.