• (5.0) 5 reviews
  • Available Prices: $23,681–$34,597
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 241-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Lexus IS 200t

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Lexus IS 200t

What We Don't Like

  • Some body lean
  • Relatively nose-heavy handling
  • Gas mileage with AWD

Notable Features

  • Five-seat sport sedan
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • F Sport Package available

2016 Lexus IS 200t Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Lexus IS is a four-door compact luxury sedan that's offered with rear- or all-wheel drive and a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine or V-6 power. It competes with the Cadillac ATS, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.

New for 2016
The Lexus IS gains a new base model in the rear-wheel-drive IS 200t, which is powered by a 241-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A new midlevel all-wheel-drive IS 300 with a 255-hp V-6 also joins the lineup.

Significant Standard Features

  • 241-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (IS 200t)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Power moonroof
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Audio system with 7-inch screen
  • Dual USB ports
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 255-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (IS 300)
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (IS 350)
  • Six-speed automatic (AWD models)
  • LED headlights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system
  • Mark Levinson premium audio
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Precollision system
  • F Sport Package includes unique 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, higher-friction brake pads, aluminum pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, among other features

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 5 reviews

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Most complimented car I've owned

by Chash from Dallas, TX on August 28, 2017

This car is fun to drive and comfortable. Lexus build quality exceeds my expectations. A close friend has a BMW 328 and the Lexus feels much nicer. Power wise, the BMW wins, but there is more to it th... Read Full Review

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2016 Lexus IS 200t Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lexus IS 200t Base

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lexus IS 200t Base

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/10,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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