2014 Lexus IS 250C

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$42,860

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2014 Lexus IS 250C
2014 Lexus IS 250C

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Well-executed steering
  • Balanced handling
  • Front-seat comfort

The bad:

  • Pokey 2.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Performance of available Mark Levinson stereo
  • Tight backseat

1 trim

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Our 2014 Lexus IS 250C trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Based on previous-generation IS platform
  • Power-folding hardtop convertible
  • Seats four
  • Rear-wheel drive only
  • Available F Sport Package

2014 Lexus IS 250C review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

While Lexus’ IS sedan was redesigned for the 2014 model year, its retractable-hardtop sibling is still based on the previous-generation IS platform. The base IS 250C convertible is powered by a 2.5-liter V-6 engine while the IS 350C gets a 3.5-liter V-6. The IS C convertible competes with sporty models like the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, and all versions have rear-wheel drive.

New for 2014
The available F Sport Package gets new silver-colored cabin trim.
Exterior Highlights

  • Power-retractable hardtop takes 20 seconds to lower, according to Lexus
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Dual polished exhaust tips
  • Fog lights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available F Sport Package includes sport-tuned suspension, unique wheels, different grille treatment and a front lip spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Seats four
  • Audio and climate systems automatically adjust to whether the top is up or down
  • Six-CD stereo; available Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and MP3 jack
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available navigation system with backup camera
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats

Under the Hood

  • 204-horsepower, 2.5-liter V-6 engine (IS 250C)
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (IS 350C)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel
  • Rear-wheel drive only

Safety Features

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, a system that integrates the car’s electronic throttle and safety systems
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Safety Connect emergency communication service with a one-year trial subscription
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available precollision system

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love my car

This car is exactly what I thought it would be, love the color and interior, love the cool and heat seats. I love it. It's going to be fun in Florida this summer,

5.0

Did not disappoint

Fantastic value. Highly recommend this car! Fun, sporty, great handling. Good features. Nice leather interior, stereo. If you find a good deal, buy it! You will not be sorry.

5.0

Love this convertible!

This is my first convertible and I love everything about it! The only downside is that Lexus doesn't make it anymore so I can't buy a new one. So I intend to hold on to this one as long as I can.

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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