Lexus

Lexus IS

Price $41,050 – $53,100
Fuel consumption 7.3 – 12.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
Now that the CT is no longer available in Canada, the IS has become the entry-level car at Lexus. In addition to the turbocharged, 2.0L four-cylinder IS 300, two other versions are available: the IS 300 AWD and IS 350 AWD. They feature a 3.5L V6 that delivers 260 and 311 horsepower, respectively. Depending on the version, the Premium, F SPORT and Luxury packages can be added. All versions of the IS possess a drive mode selector with ECO, Normal and Sport settings.

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Test Drives2021 Lexus IS: One Step Forward, The Other Won’t Follow
For 2021, two compact luxury sedans from Japan introduced new generations to hopefully catch up with the German rivals and also ward off Korea’s impressive Genesis G70 . The Acura TLX and Lexus IS are now sportier and more skilled in their respective ways. But when we tested the latter …
First Drives2021 Lexus IS: In the Shadow of the Germans
Lexus has no plans to tap out as it fights to stay relevant in the compact luxury car segment. Despite sales of the IS falling 21 percent from 2018 to 2019, the company is back with a redesigned model. The all-new 2021 Lexus IS has its work cut out for …
Previews2021 Lexus IS: Five Things to Know
The new, fourth-generation 2021 Lexus IS was unveiled recently and will arrive at dealerships in late fall. While pricing, fuel economy ratings and full equipment details have yet to be announced, it’s reasonable to assume the car will attract more potential customers, even though the evolution is quite subtle. If …
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 …

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NewsLexus IS 500 F SPORT Adds Launch Edition With Unique Features
Lexus made quite a few compact sports sedan enthusiasts happy last month when it announced the new 2022 IS 500 F Sport Performance . A special Launch Edition is also planned and we can now tell you that it will be limited to just 50 units in Canada. This model …
NewsAll-new 2022 Lexus IS 500 Marks the Return of the 5.0L V8
Building on the next-generation 2021 Lexus IS , the company is adding a new high-performance model with a 5.0-litre V8 engine for the 2022 model year. Directly inspired by the IS F from the late 2000s, the new IS 500 F Sport Performance becomes the first member of the F …
NewsLexus Rumoured to Unveil Three F Models Later in 2021
While continuing to focus on hybrid vehicles, Lexus is reportedly on the verge of injecting a serious dose of power and performance into its lineup. According to Japanese publication Best Car Web , the brand will unveil three new F models in November. The one we’re most interested in is …
New ModelsHow Much Does the New 2021 Lexus IS Cost?
Lexus has officially announced Canadian pricing for the redesigned and slightly re-engineered 2021 IS compact luxury sedan, which also benefits from the new Lexus Safety System+ 2.5. The base IS 300 RWD F SPORT Series 1 starts at $42,950. It features a 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine (241 horsepower, 258 pound-feet …
NewsChevrolet, BMW Have the Best Car Seats, Study Finds
Chevrolet and BMW top J.D. Power’s 2020 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study released a few days ago. Surprised? The former leads all mainstream car brands with four award-winning vehicles. The Sonic, Impala and Equinox are segment winners, while the Silverado is among the three best pickups/vans. On the luxury side, …
New ModelsAll-new 2021 Lexus IS Actually Doesn’t Change Much
The current-generation Lexus IS dates back to 2014, so the new 2021 model unveiled today in a virtual premiere was kind of a big deal. However, it turned out to be kind of a dud. Before going any further, you need to know that Lexus and parent company Toyota last …
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 …

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Episodes
Motoring TV 2000 Episode 18
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Episodes
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) …