2010 Lexus IS350

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

2010 lexus is350 Reviews and News

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First-ever IS droptop
Ten years after the first Lexus IS rolled into dealer showrooms, Lexus is finally following its competitors and offering an IS convertible, and it's a hardtop, just like the ones from BMW, Volvo, and Infiniti. The IS350C and IS250C, which hit dealers in late May, "give us an opportunity to compete in an area we've never competed in before," says Mark Templin, group vice president & general manager of the Lexus division. "We get to unleash our darker side with the IS C."
Marketing-speak aside, Lexus, being last to the table, had the luxury of watching everyone else introduce their convertibles first. Lexus must have been taking notes, because the IS convertible is a sweet piece. The retracting roof opens in only twenty seconds and doesn't produce the same sort of awkward thumping sounds as its competitors while doing so, thanks to a complex system with fifteen electric motors and 37 sensors that monitor top movement. Lexus claims it's the fastest-opening three-piece metal hard top in the world. What's more, once the top is down, the IS C offers the most accessible trunk space in its class.
Rigid and rewarding
The engineering team's main goal was to maintain the IS sedan's driving performance while insuring a great experience for the driver, whether the top is up or down. Maintaining structural rigidity in convertibles is always tricky, but by adding two major cross beams---one under the rear seat, and the other behind the rear seat headrests---Lexus was able to keep the IS impressively rigid. Surprisingly, the only body panel the IS convertible shares with its sedan brother is the hood; all other panels were created specifically for the convertible, including the two huge doors. Which begs the question; will we ever see a Lexus IS coupe? "We're not here to announce anything, but I can't say we haven't already looked into it," says Templin.
Starts at less than $40K
The Lexus IS250C starts at $38,490, making it the only hardtop luxury convertible below $39,000. The IS350C starts at $43,940.
Lexus announced today that its limited edition IS 350C F-Sport convertible would carry a base price of $58,375, including a destination charge of $875.
Lexus' IS 350C may be brand-new, but no less than four customized examples are set to appear at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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Lexus has held the luxury sales crown for nine straight years, easily besting its Japanese and American rivals and leapfrogging the Europeans. But in today's ever-changing market, nothing is a given...

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2010 Lexus IS350 Specifications

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3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
306 hp @ 6400rpm
277 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
70,000 miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
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