The 2014 Lexus IS350 is a four-door, five passenger sport sedan that had many car fanatics drooling with its fantastic value, impressive acceleration and adaptive suspension. It is powered by a 3.5 liter, V-6 engine that can deliver 306 horsepower as well as 277 pound feet of torque to all four wheels. So what does Lexus have in store this year for those who were delighted at the sport sedan’s revamped features and upgraded performance?
The 2015 Lexus IS 350 is available in two variations—the standard IS 350 and the IS 350 F Sport. The former is expected to sell at $39,000 while the latter is available for a heftier price tag of $45,000. Both cars, however, are capable of zooming from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds. Their engines both have 306 horsepower.
Outside, the Lexus IS350 comes with all new LED fog lights. It also comes with the popular SIRI Eyes free mode which is licensed by Apple. With this technology, drivers can get assistance from Siri such as playing music from iTunes, getting navigational help, and much more. Drivers can keep their eyes on the road and steady their hands on the steering wheel, while letting Siri perform its tasks like reading notifications and giving calendar updates, reminders and appointments.
The new Lexus IS350 also comes with a one-year trial of the Lexus Enform Remote system. This infotainment system by Lexus gives drivers navigational help as well as programs like an e-destination feature that allows them to easily plan their out-of-town trips. More impressively, the owner can view and control certain features of the vehicle like remotely locking the doors using a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices.
The IS 350 F Sport package comes with heated and ventilated front seats. Additionally, the AWD F Sport has a heated steering wheel. This comes in handy for drivers in the winter season, keeping them toasty during the cold months.
There is no significant mechanical upgrade for the 2015 Lexus IS350. Instead of tinkering with the engine, the guys at Lexus decided that cabin enhancements would be the best way to improve the IS350.
Still, look for the IS350 to deliver excellent performance on the road with its 3.5 liter V6 engine producing 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. It has an eight-speed automatic transmission system that integrates with a state-of-the-art G-force Artificial Intelligence system that can intuitively choose gears depending on the terrain and driving conditions.
The 2015 Lexus IS350 should not be different from its predecessor, with top speed ranging from 131 to 143 miles per hour. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in as quick as five seconds. In terms of fuel economy, the car can go as far as 19 to 21 miles per gallon for city driving and 26 to 30 miles per gallon for highway driving.
It also boasts of a Drive Mode Select system featuring five driving modes that maximizes comfort, fuel economy, performance, and handling. It has ECO, Normal, and Sport Modes, plus its AWD versions come with a SNOW mode.
Car enthusiasts are not just interested with the performance of the Lexus IS350. Since the car is targeted at younger buyers, Lexus made sure that it has numerous exterior color options. The car will be available in seven colors—atomic silver, deep sea mica, matador red mica, nebula gray pearl, obsidian, star-fire pearl, and silver lining metallic.
Inside, there are eight color options like light gray leather, linear dark gray, light gray with matte black trim, black leather, linear dark gray wood trim, and parchment leather linear brown. There are also three color options for the wheel.
Inside the car are comfortable, 10-way and 8-way seats for passengers and the driver. These seats are power-adjustable with height-adjustable headrests. All versions of the Lexus IS 350 have 60/40 split folding rear seats.
The 2014 Lexus IS350 was designed to provide extra legroom, and the newest model should have the same feature. The IS350 will have an extra inch up front and an additional 1.6 inches in the rear.
Other features that can provide comfort to its driver and passengers are rear seat armrests and telescopic steering wheel. It also has a Pro Clip Center Mount that provides the best mounting platform for driver and passengers. The mount clips easily to the joints of the dashboard. Drivers will also love the car’s wipers that automatically turn on once it detects rain.
The IS350 2015 version will also integrate most of the safety features of its predecessor. These include anti-lock brakes, traction control, and vehicle dynamics integrated management system that provides stability while driving. An extra option is to have the car installed with pre-collision system that helps drivers avoid collision.
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