2010 Lexus IS Models Convertible
Benefits of Driving a 2010 Lexus IS Models Convertible
The 2010 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sport sedans bring the driving feel of a sports coupe to a more practical 4-door sedan body style, and both have some available high-tech features that aren't offered by their head-on competitors. The new convertible models compete in the same class as the BMW 3-series and Audi A4, bringing fresh looks as well as a high-quality interior to the table.
What's new for 2010?
The Lexus IS sedan carries over to 2010 with few minor changes, but a new convertible model is now available, known as the IS C, and comes with a power retracting hard top in both IS 250C and IS 350C versions. Sedans see revisions to audio and navigation systems, including the addition of standard XM satellite radio with complimentary 90-day free trial, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio capability, and USB/iPod audio input plug. Telematics including Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Notification and Enhanced Roadside Assistance are also now standard. Navigation systems have been upgraded with casual-language voice recognition and Bluetooth phonebook download capability, as well as satellite radio-based traffic and weather notifications built in. Paint options remain the same, but Bird's Eye Maple interior wood trim changes from Golden Brown to a darker Espresso Brown. Ventilated seats are now added to the IS 250 AWD and manual versions of the IS 250 now receive a hill assist clutch.
- Terrific overall performance
- plenty of luxury features and high-tech options
- attractive styling
- standard safety features
The Lexus IS comes in two primary models for 2010: the IS 250, and the IS 350. New this year is a convertible 2-dr body style, available as both a 250 and 350, which receives updated styling and a power retracting hardtop. The IS 250 has a 204-horsepower, 2.5L V6 engine and the IS 350 comes with a 306-horsepower, 3.5L V6. Both engines have aluminum construction and variable valve timing for intake and exhaust, along with direct injection. While those models are rear-wheel drive, there's also an IS 250 AWD sedan, which adds all-wheel drive.