|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Lexus IS 350
|F Sport Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.4 sec @ 100 mph||19/28/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
2014 Lexus IS 350
|F Sport Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||5.6 sec||14.0 sec @ 102 mph||19/28/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|F Sport Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||5.5 sec||14.0 sec @ 98.5 mph||19/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|F Sport Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||5.6 sec||14.0 sec @ 99.8 mph||19/28/22.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|F Sport Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.4 sec @ 100 mph||19/28/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|F Sport Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||5.4 sec||13.9 sec @ 102.1 mph||19/28/18.5 mpg||Road & Track|
|Sedan||3.5L V6||AWD||6A||5.3 sec||13.9 sec @ 99.4 mph||19/26/19.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||3.5L V6||AWD||6A||5.5 sec||14.1 sec @ 98.8 mph||19/26/16.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Lexus IS 350
|C Convertible||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.2 sec||13.9 sec @ 101 mph||18/25/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|C Convertible||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.3 sec||13.8 sec @ 101.2 mph||18/25/19 mpg||Motor Trend|
|C Convertible||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.5 sec||14.0 sec @ 100.7 mph||18/25/19 mpg||Road & Track|
2006 Lexus IS 350
|Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.1 sec||13.7 sec @ 104 mph||19/26/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.2 sec||13.8 sec @ 102.9 mph||19/26/18 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.5 sec||14.0 sec @ 99.8 mph||19/26/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Lexus IS 300
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5M||7.3 sec||15.5 sec @ 90 mph||16/23/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
2002 Lexus IS 300
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5M||7.2 sec||15.4 sec @ 90 mph||16/23/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 89 mph||16/23/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5M||6.7 sec||15.1 sec @ 94 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5M||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 90.5 mph||16/23/23.3 mpg||Road & Track|
|SportCross Wagon||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.7 sec||15.8 sec @ 89 mph||16/23/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SportCross Wagon||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.6 sec||15.6 sec @ 89.7 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2001 Lexus IS 300
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.6 sec||15.8 sec @ 89 mph||16/21/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 89 mph||16/21/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.4 sec||15.5 sec @ 90 mph||16/21/17.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.3 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||16/21/---- mpg||Motor Week|
About Lexus IS 350
The IS 350 is Lexus’s step to move away from the compromise between performance and style in luxury sedans. It is designed to offer drivers both luxury and excellent performance—combined attributes that are often lacking among entry-level luxury sedans.
An excellent choice for a luxury sedan, the Lexus IS 350 promises smooth rides, whether in the city or in the countryside, with its powerful V6 engine and precise steering. It is the perfect sedan that exudes style and offers comfort at the same time.
A member of the IS sedan group, this model was restructured in 2014 to create a larger cargo space and a roomier interior room. While maintaining its sleek design, it prioritized the variety of features that provide more comfort and safety for its passengers.
In terms of price range, it is in the same level as the Mercedes Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS, and Lincoln MKZ. Created to make heads turn, the IS 350 has exceptional wheels and grille, and has a look that’s both muscular and polished. One could also feel handling a sports car due to its beautiful front bucket seats and its outstanding speed.
What Powers the IS 350?
One essential component for each 3.5 liter Lexus IS 350 is its V6 engine that has 306 horsepower and has a torque of 277 pounds-feet at 4,800.
For the valve train, it has four cams with four valves in each cylinder, along with VVT-i or dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. It has a 11.8:1 compression ratio, and can sprint to 60 mph in just 5.3-5.5 seconds, and reach 1/4 mile in 13.9 to 14 seconds.
Both the front and rear suspensions have adaptive variable suspensions, stabilizer bars, and shock absorbers that are electronically controlled. The difference is that the front suspension has double-wishbone with coil springs, while the rear suspension has multilink with coil springs.
The IS 350 has Electronic Power Steering, 2.8 turns, speed-sensing rack and pinion, and lock to lock.
One can choose whether to get a rear-wheel drive (RWD) or an all-wheel drive model (AWD), which became optional from 2011 onwards.
RWD models use an eight-speed automatic transmission, while AWD models use a six-speed automatic transmission. With the introduction of the AWD system, the power is transmitted equally to all four wheels at all times, and the weight is more equally distributed. IS 350 utilizes the latest traction regulator technology through checking wheel slip and guiding torque to the wheels with the best grip. Traction is improved as the correct wheels handle the weight during heavy acceleration. This is especially effective when roads are slippery.
Lexus IS 350 is quick and powerful. One could hear it in the sound that the engine produces as the car accelerates hard. Riding on the highway is smooth, and this model would be more than enough for daily transportation.
Road test reviews reveal that this model is a much better sedan than the ones before it. Taller drivers who used the old models had problems with the front headroom, while it was also noticed that the backseat legroom was smaller, compared to its rivals that came out the same year. With the IS 350, a little more headroom could still be desired, but the legroom is plenty enough for adults to be comfortable with. The interior space in general is adequate when moving passengers. It also has a larger area intended for cargo.
The IS 350 has a wide array of special features. An IS 350 has key-less ignition, standard 17-inch wheels, moonroof, xenon headlights, power front seats, foldable rear seats, dual-core automatic climate control system, Bluetooth phone, audio connectivity, USB and iPod compatibility.
IS 350’s F Sports version has 18-inch wheels. It also has a returned suspension with shock absorbers that are available on RWD IS 350s. The transmission and engine are similar to the regular IS 350s, but the F Sport model feels different with its performance-focused additional features. These include power tilt and telescopic steering, blind-spot monitor system, cross-traffic alert system, audio and satellite navigation system using the Remote Touch controller, and sharp, 7-inch display.
The IS 350 boasts of topnotch materials that were assembled with care and exceptional expertise. In terms of its luxurious interior design, it has crafted leather covers and wood trim of high-quality materials.
A special feature of the IS 350 is the hill-start assist control, which prevents backsliding by briefly maintaining the break pressure as the car starts going upslope. It also offers ten airbags to minimize the risk of injury, as well as provide the maximum amount of protection for each of the occupants.
Other standard features include 4-wheel ABS, break assist, daytime running lights, blind spot monitor, turn signal mirrors, disc brakes, traction control, stability control, and child-safety locks.
For more information about Lexus IS350, visit the official Lexus website.
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