Lexus IS

Price $37,900 – $62,300
Fuel consumption 7.8 – 12.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The IS takes direct aim at Germany’s sporty sedans. With a 204-hp V6, the base trim is rather timid, while the middle of the family 306-hp V6 version quickens the pulse. It is, however, the F model with its 416-hp V8 that unleashes thunder and lightning. The V6 rear- and all-wheel drive models use a six-speed automatic. The F model comes with rear-wheel drive only and an eight-speed automatic.

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Test Drives2019 Lexus IS 300 Black Line: Too Little, Too Late
While certain cars beautifully withstand the test of time, the 2019 Lexus IS struggles to make a good case when pitted against newer compact luxury sedans on the market. In fact, it’s the oldest in the segment along with the Infiniti Q50 as both models date back to 2014. Lexus …
First Drives2017 Lexus IS: Road Yes, Track No
Given that the luxury compact sedan segment is more popular than ever, there’s no room for error. All players have to be up to par, lest they drag the whole class down with them. And gone are the good old days when the E-Class ruled the roost. Sure, the E-Class …
Spotlight on2017 Lexus IS: a Refresh for the “Intelligent Sport”
Each Lexus model has a name composed of two letters, or three in the case of their high-performance variants. As you may expect, they’re not chosen randomly. For example, the very first Lexus vehicle ever made, the LS, meant “Luxury Sedan.” Simple, right? IS means “Intelligent Sport.” Why that slightly …
Test Drives2016 Lexus IS 200t: Slowing Down
When we set afoot in the redesigned Lexus IS compact sedan three years ago, we were generally amazed at how close the Japanese brand came to rivalling the sportiness and refinement of the segment benchmark BMW 3 Series. Especially the IS 350, which had the performance and the handling to …
Spotlight onLexus AWD In The Beautiful Region Of Charlevoix
Yours truly is heading east this week to drive the 2016 edition of all-wheel-drive Lexus models. Which ones, exactly? No idea yet, as Lexus’ invitation doesn’t specify. For now, it’s a mystery. Actually, Toyota’s luxury and prestige brand has plenty of choices with 11 models in its current line-up that …


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NewsLexus IS gets aggressive mid-cycle refresh
Lexus has given the IS an aggressive mid-cycle refresh while ensuring while ensuring it "has kept the essence of car's exterior appearance intact." The car's first design overhaul since the third-generation IS was introduced in 2013, the new look includes a completely reworked front fascia with larger air intakes accenting …
BeijingHere is the 2017 Lexus IS
As we previously reported, Lexus was on the verge of unveiling their new IS sedan; they did so at the Beijing Auto Show. Most of the changes are focused on the bodywork, but the manufacturer also took the time to modernize the equipment list. First of all, the front fascia …
BeijingUpdates For The 2017 Lexus IS
At the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, Lexus will show an updated version of its IS sedan. We don’t expect a major revision of the vehicle; after all, the latest generation hit the market in 2013, and a new engine was added last year: a 2.0-litre turbocharged powerplant which replaced the …
New ModelsA Turbo Engine For The 2016 Lexus IS
These days, a lot of manufacturers are trading their large engines for smaller displacement mills fitted with turbochargers. The latest to follow this trend is Lexus with its midsize sedan, the 2016 IS , which will now come in 200t trim. This car comes with a turbocharged 4-cylinder displacing 2 …
NewsLexus IS sedan gets turbocharged 4-cylinder for 2016
Lexus is dropping the 2.5-litre V6 from its IS sedan for the 2016 model year, replacing it with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder to go along with two 3.5-litre V6 powerplants. According to the brand, it will no longer offer the 250 or 250 AWD variants of the Lexus IS, instead …
NewsThe Lexus IS F Is MIA
In 2006, Lexus surprised the world by unveiling a supercar and a high-performance sedan side-by-sides (the LFA and the IS F, respectively). For the first time, we saw that Lexus could build sport cars, not just comfortable and boring vehicles! The IS F was supposed to take on the M3 …
NewsAJAC’s 2014 Canadian Car of the Year Awards
Twelve “Best New” category winners were announced today by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, better known as AJAC. The twelve “Best New” categories cover the full new-model spectrum, including “Best New Small Car,” “Best New Luxury Car,” and “Best New SUV/CUV.” Most mainstream categories are further divided by price, …
NewsThe 8 Finalists for "The Most Beautiful Car Of The Year"
This is an annual competition which invites users to vote for the "Most Beautiful Car of the Year." This title was created in 1987 and is given to a vehicle that must be registered by the manufacturer and on sale in the year of the award. The vehicle list price …


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Motoring TV 2000 Episode 18
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Motoring TV 2000 Episode 20
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Throwback Thursday: 2001 Lexus IS 300
There was a time when many people might have spelled Lexus, B.O.R.I.N.G! However, back in the year 2000, that all changed, meet the IS 300. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2000 episode 20) …