Lexus has finally chopped the top off its entry-level IS, and the result is nothing short of slam-on-the-breaks sexy. The Lexus IS Convertible ($38,500 and up) features gorgeous looks with performance to back them up. Powered by a 3.5- or 2.5-Liter V6 producing 306 or 204 hp respectively, the drop-top IS also features a retractable hard top, six-speed paddle-shift sequential automatic transmission, 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, iPod connectivity, an eight-speaker sound system, Bi-Xenon headlamps, LED taillights, an Adaptive Front Lighting System that helps illuminate around corners, an optional HDD nav system, and more.
If you're looking for a fast, stylish coupe but can't stomach the $30,000-and-up prices of most upscale offerings, check out the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ($22,000 and up). With features like 30mpg economy, 210hp in the 2.0T or an optional 306hp V6, an available six-speed manual transmission, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system with USB input, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, ABS, traction control, brake assist, and more, it's got just the right mix of affordability and class. [via]