|Pricing||$35,950 - $41,700|
|Drive Types||RWD, AWD|
|Engines||2.5l V6, 3.5l V6|
|Fuel Economy||19-21 (city), 26-30 (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 2 different V6 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. All IS models carry a high-level of standard equipment, but Lexus offers a number of pricey option packages for further customization.
The third generation Lexus IS is significantly longer and wider than prior models. Lexus increased the length by about 3 inches which contributes to improved legroom and a larger interior volume. The two V6 powertrains remain the same: IS250 models are powered by a small-displacement 204-bhp V6, whereas IS350 models include a larger 3.5l V6 rated at 306-bhp.
|IS 250||2.5l V6 (204-bhp)||A6||RWD||21/30/25||65||$35,950|
|IS 250||2.5l V6 (204-bhp)||A6||AWD||20/27/23||60||$38,485|
|IS 350||3.5l V6 (306-bhp)||A8||RWD||19/28/23||72||$39,465|
|IS 350||3.5l V6 (306-bhp)||A6||AWD||19/26/22||68||$41,700|