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Pros: With a reputation for quality, reliability and owner satisfaction, this four-seat drop-top capitalizes on core attributes of the Lexus IS model range with an eye for sensible convertible motoring. 

Cons: The 2015 IS C still rides the IS’s last-generation platform and it’s starting to look a little dated in some areas compared to the all-new Lexus IS Sedan. Plus, it doesn’t have the new IS “look.” Shameful. 

2015 Lexus IS C Pricing and Fuel Economy: The 2015     Lexus IS C is available in two models and pricing is as follows (excluding freight and prep and any other applicable taxes or fees): 

  • 2015 Lexus IS 250C: $54,350
  • 2015 Lexus IS 350C: $61,800

Depending on the selected engine and grade level, the Lexus IS C can achieve highway cruising mileage as low as 7.8L/10km (for the 2.5L), with city fuel consumption rated between 11.2L and 12.2L/100km.

Improvements and Changes: Little to no changes were made for the 2015 model. We’re still waiting on that update…

2015 Lexus IS C Powertrain: The 2015 Lexus IS 250C features a 2.5L DOHC V6 engine, automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Output is rated at 204 horsepower. For more thrills, the IS 350C offers up an award-winning 3.5L V6, which generates over 300 horsepower. Constructed from lightweight aluminum, this powerplant keeps vehicle weight to a minimum, while lightening the load over the front axle for more responsive handling.

Safety: The Lexus IS C keeps drivers and passengers safe with eight airbags, a performance braking system, crash-optimized body structure and powerful xenon lighting system to illuminate the way ahead. Tire pressure monitoring is on board to alert drivers in real time of issues with tire pressure, and voice-commanded features, as well as Bluetooth technology, help reduce distraction at the wheel. Of course, with the top down, the 2015 Lexus IS C has no blind spots, enhancing all-around visibility.

Comparing the 2015 Lexus IS C: Audi A3 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, Infiniti Q60 Convertible, BMW 3 Series Cabriolet.