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2014 Lexus IS 250C

$20,000 — $37,760 USED
Convertible
4 Seats
24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

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(5.0) 1 reviews

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
2014 Lexus IS 250C exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Lexus IS 250C
  • Based on previous-generation IS platform
  • Power-folding hardtop convertible
  • Seats four
  • Rear-wheel drive only
  • Available F Sport Package

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 an...
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

What drivers are saying

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(5.0)

Great looking convertible. In pristine condition

by Villouf from Atlanta, GA on June 21, 2017

First hand owner. Car fully equipped and maintained thru Lexus dealership over past 3 years. Consolidating to 3 cars. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Lexus IS 250C currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Lexus IS 250C has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lexus

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The IS 250C received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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