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The 2014 Lexus IS 250 and 350 models were launched a little over a year ago, and ever since then they’ve made history with records sales. Lexus went with an edgy exterior design, making the IS very sporty, and stuck with V6 engines for both models. The Lexus IS was then tested against the BMW in its segment. The results were startling to most:  on and off the track, the Lexus was the better driver’s car, according to Torque News. Then, Car and Driver tested the IS versus the BMW and the rest in the class of sports sedans (think Audi, Mercedes, Infiniti), and they picked the Lexus, too. Road and Track was up next; they also picked the Lexus IS as best in its class overall.

All of the most reputable car review outlets dutifully reported their findings, and as news spread, Lexus had quite a year – this wasn’t supposed to happen for an American car up against European superiors, but it did. To get even more exhilaration out of your Lexus IS sports sedan, opt for the F SPORT Performance package.

Come visit Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria or check us out online at LindsayLexus.com to look out our awesome inventory of the history-making Lexus IS models!


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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.

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