Editor's note: This review was written in July 2011 about the 2011 Lexus IS 350. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
For more than 10 years, Lexus has presented luxury shoppers an unlikely offering in the IS, a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan from a brand best known for cushy comfort. The gamble worked: The IS drives better than most of its Lexus siblings. It does not, however, get there without a penalty.
While the Lexus IS sedan performs well, it makes drivers give up ride comfort and roominess in ways that its competitors don't.
Lexus restyled a few elements on the IS for 2011... Read More