Lexus IS250C F-Sport Road Test Review

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Lexus IS250C F-Sport Test

Review by Tristan — 19 June 2013

things first, don’t the mistake we made and evaluate a Convertible in the middle of winter. one of the wettest weeks in Melbourne all Nontheless we still gave the F Sport a thorough work granted the roof was up for the majority of

The Lexus IS250C F Sport in between fellow Lexus in the IS250C range, the Prestige and the Luxury.

Drive: 4/5

It wasn’t a sign as we picked up the keys to the F Sport admist non-stop Brilliant conditions to pick up a

So for the first 3 days it was roofs up. the IS250C F Sport drives a very competent family The 6-speed automatic transmission is and timed to perfection and is combined an engine that seems to effortless even when put notable duress.

Behind the leather steering the driver is almost entirely from wind, tyre and noise thanks to impressive suppression technologies and wind (with roof both up and

The 6-speed automatic transmission can be changed via steering wheel paddle shifters. Considering the doesn’t have record response times (far poor though), we limited our use of the shifters, they are damn fun and though.

The lack of zip is perhaps due to the vehicle weight (1750kg weight), however the performance is well above what is and is by no means slow. Thanks to and rear sports suspension for the F Sport, handling and stability is enhanced. Also, different power steering calibration for a more sporty steering

When the sun finally did break the dark Melbourne clouds we to get the roof down. Albeit for a short time. With the down, the ride changes Despite the obvious changes in and comfort (though minimal), the also feels a little over potholes and bumps. through tight corners and the F Sport does feel a vulnerable as it struggles at times to it’s shape and line.

Nontheless, the Lexus IS250C F is a very capable, calm and vehicle. A solid rear performer with a whole lot of and style.

Engine: 4/5

The Lexus range is fitted with a V6 Dual VVT-i DOHC Engine. The engine is paired 6 speed automatic transmission a manual mode.

As mentioned the engine is very refined and This results in a steady, engine growl that throughout the cabin. Thanks to noise suppression technology, the that makes its way into the is minimal.

Enjoyable to drive, the F Sport delivers maximum at 153kW at 6400rpm and maximum at 252Nm at 4800rpm.

The F Sport, the Prestige and Sports Luxury 9.3 litres per 100kms. Fuel obviously not a selling point of the range.

Exterior: 3.5/5

get the main issue concerning a out of the way. How reliable is the electric

The roof collapses simply by a button on the front dash and it 20 seconds. Before the roof can be however, the luggage cover be manually set in the boot. We had no problems or closing the boot and from all the technology is of high quality.

The of the IS250C F Sport is a little Baby sure has got back! is both a hindrance to the rear views and a blight on the exterior of the vehicle. It seems to take the away from a pretty convertible. Also, the roof seem to completely sync, the roof is up, with the body of the

Despite the blocked rear the car is still simple to drive, and park thanks to a reversing and front and rear parking

Overall the F Sport, with 18 wheels, which measures in at long, 1800mm wide and high, is a classy vehicle turns more than heads.

Safety: 5/5

The IS250C range the same safety features. it be front and rear parking or an abundance of standard safety Lexus provide plenty to drivers ease of mind.

features standard across the include; Front Driver Front Passenger Airbag and Front Seat Airbags. The F comes with Front and Parking Sensors which alert drivers when objects.


Cruise Control is throughout the range and is easy to Adaptive Cruise Control the vehicle to stay at a safe from the car in front. Both are brilliantly designed and applied.


The F Sport provides a few added styles that differentiate it the Prestige. The inclusion of a sporty steering wheel in conjuction metallic additions to the shift is one such addition.

Sport leather steering wheel and leather perforated seating all to provide an overwhelming aura of and sport.

The sports seating is a spacious for the front passengers. The can’t be said for the rear as things do get a little cramped in the seats. Head room is restricted, even for a shorter I did occassionally feel my head the roof.

The trendy leather seating is and 3 seating positions can be saved the system. Seat warmers are available (At 3 degrees celcius morning, it came in handy).

A replaces the handbrake and frees up of space in the centre console for and cup holders. An abundance of storage and compartments are on offer at both the and rear of the convertible. There is 391 of bootspace available.

On the media a touchscreen provides access to climate controls, audio and aux input in the centre console), and maps. Everything is easily and highly functional.

The sound is dynamic and sharp at all volume this applies when the is up or down.

Overall: 4/5

Lexus the first F-Sport version of the range in November last (2012), so the car has been around for some time already.

A competent on road performer and a modern convertible, the F Sport is definitely targeted at a unique, up, smaller market.

Nontheless, be to take one for a drive today, if to show off a little bit..

* are manufacturer list prices for the drive away price contact your local Lexus dealer.



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