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IS C Model Details

2011
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ISC 2011

The IS C is the first-ever IS Convertible. A power-retractable three-piece hardtop folds into the trunk in about 20 seconds, among the fastest in its class [1]. Sharing few exterior components with the IS sedan, the IS Convertible has a striking silhouette, top up or top down. A double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension are specifically tuned for the IS C. Standard 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels [2] and available 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels [3] are also unique to the IS C. Combined with rear-wheel drive, the IS C is designed to offer excellent handling balance. Inside, the climate-control and audio systems are optimized for top-up or top-down driving. Heated and ventilated front seats with perforated leather are also available to help keep you comfortable no matter the weather.

On the technology front, an available Navigation System [4] with voice command can understand casual speech. The IS C is also equipped with several exciting technologies, including Safety Connect® [5] [6], plus available Lexus Enform® [5] [7]. Available SiriusXM services include SiriusXM Satellite Radio [4] [8], NavTraffic™ [4] [8], NavWeather™ [4] [8] and Sports and Stocks [4] [8]. Audio is enhanced with a standard USB input as well as Bluetooth® audio [9] connectivity for compatible music players, including iPod® [10].

IS 250 C models offer a 2.5L V6 engine with direct fuel injection for great performance and excellent fuel efficiency. It has MPG ratings of 20/27/22 (city/highway/combined) [11]. The IS 350 C model features a 3.5L V6 with both direct and port fuel injection, allowing it to produce 306 horsepower [12] for outstanding performance. Both engines have dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for improved performance and fuel efficiency.

The IS 250 C is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is available on the IS 250 C and standard on the IS 350 C.


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Standard Luxury Features  IS 350 C  IS 250 C  IS 250 C Manual 
Luxury & Convenience
 
SmartAccess [15] [16] with push-button Start/Stop
 
 
 
Dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter
 
 
 
Dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter, smog sensor and automatic recirculation
 
 
 
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
 
 
 
Power-retractable folding hardtop
 
 
 
Power windows with front one-touch auto open/close feature
 
 
 
Remote-linked window and moonroof opening (if equipped)
 
 
 
Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof (if equipped)
 
 
 
Electrochromic (auto-dimming) inside rearview mirror
 
 
 
Power door locks
 
 
 
Cruise control
 
 
 
Center console with sliding armrest, storage bin, USB and minijack input, and accessory outlet
 
 
 
Foldable front-door storage pockets
 
 
 
HomeLink® universal transceiver to operate compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems
 
 
 
Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) [17] to customize select electronic functions
 
 
 
Illuminated entry system
 
 
 
Dual chrome exhaust tips
 
 
 
Seating & Trim
 
Leather-trimmed interior
 
 
 
Perforated leather-trimmed interior
 
 
 
Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
 
 
 
Aluminum sport pedals
 
 
 
10-way driver's and front passenger's (including lumbar) power seats
 
 
 
Height-adjustable front headrests
 
 
 
Remote-foldable rear headrests
 
 
 
Communication, Audio & Navigation
 
Lexus eight-speaker Premium Sound System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer
 
 
 
XM Radio [4] [8]. Subscription required. 90-day trial subscription included
 
 
 
USB and auxiliary iPod® [10]/MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) port
 
 
 
Bluetooth® tecnology [18]
 
 
 
Bluetooth audio [9] profile for wireless integration of compatible music players with in-vehicle audio system controls
 
 
 
Fixed-mast antenna
 
 
 
Shark-fin antenna
 
 
 
Instrumentation & Controls
 
Steering-wheel-mounted audio and display controls
 
 
 
Electroluminescent instrumentation with startup sequence
 
 
 
Automatic on/off projector-beam headlamps with 30-second delay
 
 
 
Illuminated interior electronic trunk-lid and fuel-filler door releases
 
 
 
 
Standard Safety & Security Features  IS 350 C  IS 250 C  IS 250 C Manual 
Active Safety
 
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [19] with cutoff switch
 
 
 
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [19]
 
 
 
Traction Control (TRAC)
 
 
 
Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes
 
 
 
Four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System
 
 
 
Smart Stop Technology [20]
 
 
 
Brake Assist [21]
 
 
 
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
 
 
 
Bi-Xenon™ High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with dynamic auto-leveling and LED daytime running lights
 
 
 
Hill-start Assist [22]
 
 
 
Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System [23]
 
 
 
Water-repellent front-door glass
 
 
 
Daytime running lights
 
 
 
Integrated foglamps
 
 
 
LED taillamps
 
 
 
Variable intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
 
 
 
Rear-window defogger with auto-off timer
 
 
 
Power-adjustable outside mirrors with defoggers and puddle lamps
 
 
 
Passive Safety
 
Driver's and front passenger's advanced airbag system (SRS) with front passenger's twin-chamber airbag [24]
 
 
 
Front seat-mounted side airbags (SRS) [24], enlarged for head and torso protection
 
 
 
Driver's and front passenger's knee airbags (SRS) [24]
 
 
 
Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, pre-tensioners with force limiters for front seats
 
 
 
Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) seatbelts for all passenger seating positions. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) only for driver's seat
 
 
 
Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets for rear seating positions
 
 
 
Highly rigid body structure with front and rear crumple zones
 
 
 
Side-impact door beams
 
 
 
Reinforcements in pillars
 
 
 
Impact-dissipating upper interior trim
 
 
 
Collapsible steering column
 
 
 
Security
 
Safety Connect™ [25] [6] offers Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, an Emergency Assistance Button (SOS) and Enhanced Roadside Assistance [26] connectivity. Subscription required. One-year trial subscription included
 
 
 
Vehicle theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer system [15]
 
 
 
Tool kit
 
 
 
First aid kit
 
 
 
 
Option Packages  IS 350 C  IS 250 C  IS 250 C Manual 
Navigation System/Mark Levinson® Premium Audio System Package 
 
 
 
HDD Navigation System [4] including voice command, color LCD display and Enhanced Bluetooth® technology [18]
 
 
 
XM NavTraffic® [4] [8], XM NavWeather™ [4] [8] and XM Sports and Stocks [4] [8]
 
 
 
Lexus Enform® [27] [7] offers Destination Assist and eDestination
 
 
 
Mark Levinson® 12-speaker 270-watt @ less than 0.1% THD, 20-20,000 Hz [28] Premium Surround Sound Audio System [29] with 5.1 architecture and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer
 
 
 
Navigation System 
 
 
 
HDD Navigation System [4] including voice command, color LCD display and Enhanced Bluetooth® technology [18]
 
 
 
XM NavTraffic® [4] [8], XM NavWeather™ [4] [8] and XM Sports and Stocks [4] [8]
 
 
 
Lexus Enform® [27] [7] offers Destination Assist and eDestination
 
 
 
Luxury Package
 
 
 
 
Perforated semi-aniline leather trim
 
 
 
Heated and ventilated front seats
 
 
 
Lexus Memory System to control power driver's and front passenger's seats (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel
 
 
 
Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
 
 
 
Electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse
 
 
 
Dark gray bird's-eye maple interior trim
 
 
 
Bi-Xenon™ High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
 
 
 
Illuminated door-sill scuff plates
 
 
 
One-touch power slide/fold/return front seats for easier rear-seat access
 
 
 
Luxury Package with Two-Tone Black/Light Gray Interior Trim
 
 
 
 
Perforated semi-aniline Light Gray leather-trimmed seats with Alabaster inserts
 
 
 
Heated and ventilated front seats
 
 
 
Lexus Memory System to control power driver's and front passenger's seats (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel
 
 
 
Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
 
 
 
Electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse
 
 
 
Espresso bird's-eye maple interior trim
 
 
 
Bi-Xenon™ High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with LED daytime running lights
 
 
 
Illuminated door-sill scuff plates
 
 
 
One-touch power slide/fold/return front seats for easier rear-seat access
 
 
 
 
Options & Accessories  IS 350 C  IS 250 C  IS 250 C Manual 
F Sport 10-spoke Forged Alloy Wheels [30] [31] Front: 19 x 8.0-in [32] Rear: 19 x 9.0-in [32]
 
 
 
F Sport Full-Face Forged Alloy Wheels [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Carbon Fiber Engine Cover [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Performance Air Intake [30] [31] [33]
 
 
 
F Sport Clutch [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Shift Knob [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Quickshifter Kit [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Performance Exhaust System [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Front-Brake Upgrade [30] [31] [34]
 
 
 
F Sport Rear-Brake Upgrade [30] [31] [34]
 
 
 
F Sport Shock Absorber Set [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Lowering Spring Set [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Sway Bar Set, RWD [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Wheel Installation Kit [30] [31]
 
 
 
F Sport Onboard Tire Repair System [30] [31]
 
 
 
18 x 8.0-in alloy wheels with 225/40YR18 all-season tires front, 18 x 8.5-in alloy wheels with 255/40YR18 all-season tires rear [3]
 
 
 
18 x 8.0-in alloy wheels with 225/40YR18 run-flat tires front, 18 x 8.5-in alloy wheels with 255/40YR18 run-flat tires rear [3] [35]
 
 
 
G-Spider alloy wheels with tires Front: 18 x 8.0-in wheels with 225/40YR18 all-season or summer tires [3] Rear: 18 x 8.5-in alloy wheels with 255/40YR18 all-season or summer tires [3]
 
 
 
G-Spider alloy wheels Front: 18 x 8.0-in wheels [3] Rear: 18 x 8.5-in alloy wheels [3]
 
 
 
18-in ISP Mode alloy wheels with tires Front: 18 x 8.0-in wheels with 225/40YR18 all-season or summer tires [3] Rear: 18 x 8.5-in alloy wheels with 255/40YR18 all-season or summer tires [3]
 
 
 
18-in ISP Mode alloy wheels Front: 18 x 8.0-in wheels [3] Rear: 18 x 8.5-in alloy wheels [3]
 
 
 
Wheel locks
 
 
 
Intuitive Parking Assist
 
 
 
Heated and ventilated front seats with perforated leather trim, and dark gray bird's-eye maple interior trim
 
 
 
Wind screen
 
 
 
Bi-Xenon™ High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with LED daytime running lights
 
 
 
Pre-Collision System (PCS) [36] and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [37]
 
 
 
Headlamp washers
 
 
 
Car cover See dealer  See dealer  See dealer 
Paint protection film [38]
 
 
 
Cargo net – envelope
 
 
 
Carpet cargo mat
 
 
 
Rear bumper appliqué
 
 
 
First aid kit See dealer  See dealer  See dealer 
 

MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.

©2006-2014 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. All information contained herein applies to U.S. vehicles only.

[1]Class based on Luxury Coupe, Hardtop Convertible segmentation, retractable hardtop competitors. [2]17-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 20,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [3]18-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [4]Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the Navigation System or any SiriusXM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at additional cost. See Navigation System Owner's Manual or contact SiriusXM for details. [5]Contact with the Lexus Enform and/or Safety Connect response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive emergency support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. [6]The Safety Connect® services Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Location will function in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and in Canada. Enhanced Roadside Assistance will function in the United States (except for Hawaii) and in Canada. No Safety Connect services will function outside of the United States in countries other than Canada. [7]Lexus Enform® premium services Destination Assist and eDestination will function in the contiguous United States. These services may also function in Hawaii and limited areas of Alaska for vehicles that contain map data for those states. They will not function in Canada or in other countries outside the United States. [8]SiriusXM services require a subscription after trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement available at siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. [9]Bluetooth® audio device must be enabled with A2DP and AVRCP. [10]iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. [11]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [12]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [13]MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer. [14]Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus' overall pricing structure. Lexus may make a profit on the delivery, processing and handling fee. [15]The engine immobilizer is a state-of-the-art anti-theft system. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a SmartAccess fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will only start if the code in the transponder chip inside the key or SmartAccess fob matches the code in the vehicle's immobilizer. Because the transponder chip is embedded in the key or SmartAccess fob, it can be costly to replace. If you lose a key or SmartAccess fob, your Lexus dealer can help. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting www.aloa.org. [16]The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system. [17]The Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) Program is a one-time, complimentary offer for new vehicles for the first 12 months from the date the vehicle is sold. See Lexus dealer for more information. [18]The Bluetooth® technology phones listed on lexus.com have been tested for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Performance will vary based on phone software version, coverage and your wireless carrier. Phones are warranted by their manufacturer, not Lexus. [19]Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) are electronic systems designed to help the driver maintain control under adverse conditions. They are not substitutes for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC and VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner’s Manual for further details. [20]Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. See Owner's Manual for further details. [21]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [22]HAC is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. It is not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for details. [23]The Tire Pressure Monitor System alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. See Owner's Manual for details. [24]All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. [25]Contact with the Safety Connect response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive emergency support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. One-year trial subscription available only with new vehicle purchase of Safety Connect—equipped vehicles. Additional subscription terms available; charges vary by subscription term. [26]Coverage only available in the continental U.S. and Canada. See Lexus dealer for details. [27]Contact with the Lexus Enform® response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive emergency support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. One-year trial subscription available only with new vehicle purchase of Lexus Enform-equipped vehicles. Additional subscription terms available; charges vary by subscription term selected. [28]Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz. [29]Mark Levinson® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. [30]F SPORT™ Performance Equipment are aftermarket parts and are not Genuine Lexus Parts and, therefore, may not be used in any application that requires the use of Genuine Lexus Parts. F SPORT Equipment are warranted for 12 months from the date of installation or for the balance of the new-car or Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) warranty in force at the date of installation, whichever is greater, when installed by an authorized Lexus dealer. This warranty does not cover maintenance services such as replacement of brake pads/linings and clutch linings. This warranty does not cover noise, vibration, cosmetic conditions and other deterioration caused by normal wear and tear. F SPORT Equipment installed by anyone other than an authorized Lexus dealer are warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase only, and the warranty coverage is limited to the replacement value of the F SPORT Equipment. This warranty does not cover maintenance services such as replacement of brake pads/linings and clutch linings. This warranty does not cover noise, vibration, cosmetic conditions and other deterioration caused by normal wear and tear. Part failure caused by improper installation by anyone other than an authorized Lexus dealer may void the F SPORT Equipment warranty, the new-vehicle warranty or both. [31]F SPORT™ is a trademark of Toyota Motor Corporation. All information presented herein is based on data available at time of printing and is subject to change without notice. F SPORT Equipment are available exclusively through participating Lexus dealers. See dealers for more detailed information. [32]19-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [33]The air intake system has an aftermarket emission certificate only and cannot be sold or financed with a new vehicle. [34]With either the front- or rear-brake upgrade, the compact spare tire cannot be used. In the event of a flat, the tire must be repaired or replaced. Brake upgrades will fit 18-in factory option wheels, 18-in Genuine Lexus Accessory wheels or 18-in or 19-in F SPORT wheels only. [35]Run-flat tire technology is designed for limited emergency use only. If air pressure is lost, vehicle speed must remain below 55 mph; cornering, braking and accelerating must be done with extreme caution; and the tire should be replaced within 100 miles. See Lexus dealer for details. [36]The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for further information. [37]Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. See Owner's Manual for important instructions and cautions. [38]Currently only available pre-installed on select vehicles. Ask your Dealer Sales Consultant for vehicle application. Lexus Genuine Accessory Warranty will only apply when the installation is performed by a trained Lexus-approved installer. If the film is installed by anyone else, the Lexus "Parts Only" warranty – 12 months – will be applicable instead. Back to top