Lexus Announces Pricing for 2010 RX 450h and 2010 IS Convertibles

RX450h Lexus released pricing information for the 2010 RX 450h, a hybrid SUV, as well as the 2010 IS 250C and 350C retractable-hardtop convertibles.

The RX 450h will retail for a base MSRP of $41,660 for the front-wheel-drive model and $43,250 for an all-wheel-drive RX 450h. There’s also a destination fee of $875. This compares favorably with the outgoing RX 400h, which had a starting MSRP between $42,080 and $43,480.

The IS 250C will start at $38,490 with a manual transmission, while the pricier IS 350C will start at $43,940. Again, these prices do not include a destination charge of $875.

The IS goes on sale in late May, while the RX 450h will go on sale later in the summer.

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By Stephen Markley | April 24, 2009 | Comments (15)



Am I wrong or are the IS250 and 350 underpowered, especially when compared to their competition and considering their prices?


Well the IS 250 feels underpowered. All the more so if you get the AWD option. The 350 though has good power though not class leading.

Original sheth

The IS covertible is going to be a dog with that extra weight. Lexus needs to drop a version of the 3.5L in there instead.


I wonder if there will be an IS-FC. That would make sense, since there is an M3 convertible.



I have a 2009 IS350. NOT underpowered. 306hp can get you to 60 in 5.2 seconds. Same as the 335i and all the other competitors.


Not to mention my car has almost everything for 43k. If I wanted half that in the BMW 335i I would have paid over 50k. You don't know jack!


Yeah Nic is right. And not to mention the MB C350 Sport only has HP in the 270's and is more expensive in comparing options and prices.


Did some research. See for yourself. All stats are 4 door models with automatic transmission and before any options. In order of price. All stats from manufactures or dealer websites.

Infiniti G35 = 328HP V6, MSRP of $33,250 with 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds.

Lexus IS350 = 306HP V6, MSRP of $36,755 with 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz C350 Sport = 268HP V6, MSRP of $39,000 with 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds.

BMW 335i = 300HP I6, MSRP of $40,300 with 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.


I wasn't saying the I350 is underpowered. I was talking about the IS250. Thanks for the research. The IS 350 is in the top half of it's segment.


It's ok. I do agree with you on the IS250 though.


The IS250 Convertible is priced at the limit of what I think people would pay. Now we'll have to see how Infiniti prices its folding hardtop convertible - I'm guessing they'll charge a bit of a premium for the extra power of the G37 engine. But both cars are very sharp from what I could see at the auto show. The Lexus Hybrid seems too expensive until you look at how much Audi wants for its inferior (IMO) crossovers and the incredible 32 mpg city of the RX hybrid for 2010.


The RX looks very good, a bit bland like all Toyota products, but it has a nice styling.

The IS is cramped inside and it is a joke to pay too much for a souped Camry, when you can get the original about 40% cheaper.


i'm impressed with toyota/lexus- how they priced RX 450h even a bit lower than the current, considering it's a huge upgrade, get's better mileage, and has more power.


The IS isn't a souped Camry. It's the ES that is more akin to the Camry. I agree with you a bit on the RX's styling.

Original sheth

A loaded gas RX350 is $56k. Any guesses as to where the RX400h will end up? Lexus is really getting ambitious with their pricing. There was a time when Lexus represented value vs German brands.

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