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

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
No Data Available
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
MSRP
$41,050
Invoice
$38,178
Average Price Paid
$41,050
130 listings nationwide

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2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,290
5 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,667
21 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Lexus SC 430
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...

2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking Ge...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
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Dwight 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."
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Virgie writes:
Smooth ride
Heather 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."
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Jay writes:
3.5 Engine screams
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"More comfortable and faster"

Specs

2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.8 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 5,600 RPM
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
317 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
11.8:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.58 in x 3.25 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer 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 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.6 in 44.8 in
Back Legroom 27.1 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.8 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 690 lbs --
Exterior
Length 178.5 in 185.4 in
Width 72 in 72.4 in
Height 53.1 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica

Option Packages

  • CF Mirror Caps
  • CF Rear Spoiler
  • Comfort Package
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Auto Braking
  • Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Performance Exhaust
  • Premium Triple-Beam Led Headlamps
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Panoramic View Monitor

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