The IS C is a four-seat hardtop convertible based on Lexus’ last-generation IS sedan. Although it isn’t the sportiest or roomiest drop-top on the market, this comfortable cruiser does offer a well-trimmed interior, a smooth ride and an available 306-horsepower V6.
Unlike a traditional, cloth-roofed convertible, the IS C features a folding metal hardtop with excellent insulation from weather and highway noise. It can be raised or lowered in just 21 seconds. The setup’s big drawback is limited trunk space – with the top up, there’s 10.8 inches of cargo capacity, but only 2.8 cubes are available when the bulky roof is lowered. That’s enough for a golf bag, but nothing more.