2015 Lexus IS 250C

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$43,360

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2015 Lexus IS 250C
2015 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 Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Tight backseat

1 trim

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Our 2015 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
  • F Sport Package available

2015 Lexus IS 250C review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

While Lexus’ IS sedan was redesigned last 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 rear-wheel-drive IS C convertible competes with sporty models like the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5.
New for 2015
The Lexus Enform App Suite gets Slacker and has been updated to iHeartRadio 4.0.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
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
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available navigation system
  • 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

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 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
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

As Always Lexus Quality and Performance

Lexus is always reliable. Love it but time to move on. This car is in pristine condition and ready for a new owner. No problems, no issues, like new condition.

5.0

Amazing convertible

Comfort, style, and confidence in a long lasting, proven-to-be reliable care brand. This car has it all. So many luxury features! No one could go wrong buying a car like this.

4.6

Fun and sensible luxury

This car is a blast to drive. A little snug in the interior, but handles great on a winding highway. Surprisingly good in the snow/ice too.

See all 6 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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