The more powerful of Lexus's entry-level convertibles, the IS 350 C features a 306-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
With standard rear-wheel drive, the IS 350 C zips to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. It's slightly slower with optional all-wheel drive. While swift, this Lexus is tuned for relaxed open-air touring -- not aggressive canyon-carving.
Still in its first generation, the IS 350 C has seen only minor updates.