At a Glance
|Pricing||$35,065 - $61,600|
|Drive Types||RWD, AWD|
|Engines||2.5l V6, 3.5l V6, 5.0l V8|
|Fuel Economy||16-21 (city), 23-30 (highway)|
The Lexus IS is a compact luxury sedan that effectively competes with models like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With pricing as low as $35,000, the IS is also one of the entry-level models for the Lexus brand. The IS range includes 3 distinct powertrains. The base model is the IS250 which is powered by a small-displacement V6 engine rated at 204-bhp. The IS350 features a more standard 3.5l V6 which ups the horsepower to 306-bhp. Both the IS250 and IS350 are offered in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. Under the hood of the ultimate IS model, the IS F, is a 416-bhp, 5.0l V8 engine. All IS models carry a high-level of standard equipment, but Lexus offers a number of pricey option packages for further customization.
The six-speed manual on the IS250 has been dropped.
With All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) models, two powerful V6 engine choices, F SPORT performance accessories and many standard and available amenities the 2013 Lexus IS sport sedan provides an engaging driving experience. The all-wheel-drive system available for both the IS 250 and IS 350 helps provide extra traction in diverse driving conditions. A planetary-gear center differential combines with a wet-type multi-disc clutch to control front-to-rear power distribution. The system normally sends 70 percent...Read.
|IS 250||2.5l V6 (204-bhp)||A6||RWD||21/30/25||$35,065|
|IS 250||2.5l V6 (204-bhp)||A6||AWD||21/27/24||$37,525|
|IS 350||3.5l V6 (306-bhp)||A6||RWD||19/27/23||$40,320|
|IS 350||3.5l V6 (306-bhp)||A6||AWD||19/26/22||$42,780|
|IS F||5.0l V8 (416-bhp)||A8||RWD||16/23/19||$61,600|