The first-generation IS was introduced in 1999 and a new version was introduced in 2006. Since then, Lexus has made some big changes to the LS and introduced an all-new ES and GS. Now it’s the IS’ turn and you will love the changes that Lexus has made! The new car nicely spans the gap between the 1st and 2nd generation IS, offering both soft, comfy, Lexus-y versions and an F-Sport model that will please.
The IS has sharp bold curves and bold shapes. Ergonomically, the IS cabin is cozy with comfy front seats, great visibility and decent-sized mirrors. The IS can be either under the power of a 204 horsepower 2.5 liter V6 or a 306 horsepower 3.5. Both the IS 250 or IS 350 can be with either rear- or all-wheel-drive. The rear-drive IS 350 gets an 8-speed automatic, while the rest of the cars have six-speeders.
EPA fuel economy estimates range from 21 MPG city or 30 MPG highway in the rear-drive IS 250 down to the 19/26 in the all-wheel-drive IS 350.
You can test drive the new 2014 Lexus IS at Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria. View our inventory.