Lexus’ answer to the BMW M3 sedan, the IS F, came in 2014 with only a slight trim change, even as smaller IS sedan models received a redesign. The 416-hp V-8, rear-wheel drive, limited slip rear differential, automatic eight-speed fast shift with paddle shifter, and well-sorted chassis make the IS F extremely fast around the track. More low-end torque can help it feel faster out of the way. Other attacks on it: cramped interiors, old-fashioned ergonomics, fuel-hungry, and expensive prices.
Lexus has announced prices for its 2021 IS sedan lineup. It still offers the IS300 and IS350 models, but the F Sport package is now standard on the IS350 and exclusive to the more powerful version of it. IS 2021 will reach dealers starting in October. The Lexus IS benefiting from more attractive exterior styling […]
The sharply wrinkled sheetmetal and wrinkled headlights give the Lexus IS 2021 an aggressive look that will make it stand out from the crowd of sports sedans. Lexus claims to have focused on bold designs and a clear driving experience with redesigned models — but not all new — to better compete with the Audi […]
Competing with: [Deep breath] Acura TLX, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac CT4, Genesis G70, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, American Desire to Buy SUVs Looks like: IS long gone to the gym (and maybe also plastic surgeon) Powertrain: 241-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (rear-wheel drive), 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (all-wheel drive) or […]