Lexus SC 430 vs Lexus IS C Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$68,405
1 vehicle

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2015 Lexus IS C
250C RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,032
25 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

The SC 430 was initially marketed as the “jewel of Lexus,” the first convertible for the esteemed Asian manufacturer. Still, reception wasn’t universally positive upon release, and Lex...

2015 Lexus IS C
250C RWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Lexus’s IS hardtop convertible stays the course yet again, receiving only minor updates for 2015 despite a redesigned IS sedan for 2014. The IS C has been around since 2010 and is ther...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
20
writes:
Smooth and enjoyable for a small amount of back seat space. Instruments placed in ideal easy to get to. Extrem...
Back Seats Ranked 2010 BMW Z4 worse.
"There wasnt much of a difference between the two except for the sound system with a hard top versus a soft top equal better sound."
Family Car Ranked 2010 BMW Z4 worse.
"The SC 430 offer an array of options to entertain, even though it is not much space."
20
writes:
Smooth ride
writes:
Power Ranked 2011 INFINITI G37 Sport Convertible RWD better.
"Faster acceleration; optional manual transmission and sport suspension were plusses."
Back Seats Ranked 2011 INFINITI G37 Sport Convertible RWD better.
"Comfortable seats with ample leg room. Center console to stash items."
2015 Lexus IS C
250C RWD
writes:
own 2011. good car

Specs

2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
2015 Lexus IS C
250C RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.8 gal 17.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 5,600 RPM
204 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
317 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
12:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.58 in x 3.25 in
3.27 in x 3.03 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.6 in 44.1 in
Back Legroom 27.1 in 25.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.8 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 690 lbs --
Exterior
Length 178.5 in 182.5 in
Width 72 in 70.9 in
Height 53.1 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in 107.5 in

Available Options

2010 Lexus SC 430
RWD
2015 Lexus IS C
250C RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Sea Mica
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue

Option Packages

  • F Sport Performance Exhaust Upgrade
  • Bi-Xenon High Intensity Headlamps
  • F-Sport Brake Upgrade
  • F-Sport Package W/As Tires
  • F-Sport Package W/Summer Tires
  • F-Sport Suspension Upgrade
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Luxury Package
  • Navigation System Package
  • Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
  • Pre-Collision System
  • Windscreen
  • Wheels: 18" Liquid Graphite Finish W/As Tires
  • Wheels: 18" Liquid Graphite Finish W/Summer Tires

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