2015 Lexus IS 350

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2015 Lexus IS 350
2015 Lexus IS 350

Key specs

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The good:

  • IS 350 acceleration
  • Composure over hilly roads
  • Well-equipped base model
  • Steering and brakes
  • Roomier backseat

The bad:

  • Some body lean
  • Relatively nose-heavy handling
  • Modest gas mileage
  • Modest acceleration in IS 250

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Notable features

  • Five-seat sport sedan
  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • Eight-speed automatic available
  • F Sport packages available

2015 Lexus IS 350 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Lexus IS 350?

The 2015 Lexus IS 350 is a compact luxury sedan with seating for five and is comparable to models like the Cadillac ATS, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. It is available in a single trim level with rear or all-wheel drive. A less powerful version, the Lexus IS 250, is covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2015 Lexus IS 350?

The most notable changes for 2015 have been made to the vehicle's interior. The remote touch interface knob for the navigation system has been updated. Those who opt for an all-wheel-drive model or the F Sport option package can now enjoy a heated steering wheel. Lexus Enform Remote, a subscription service that allows drivers to start their vehicle with their smartphone in addition to other added conveniences, is now available.

How Does the 2015 Lexus IS 350 Compare to Other Luxury Sedans?

The Lexus IS 350 was designed to appeal to a younger demographic, and the practical improvements made to the 2015 model should help attract buyers and make it a strong contender in the segment.

What Features in the 2015 Lexus IS 350 Are Most Important?

The 2015 IS 350 comes equipped with a 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. An optional six-speed automatic comes with all-wheel drive. Speed-sensing steering and the available Sport mode enhance performance even further.

Significant standard features include turn signal indicator mirrors, heated power side mirrors, fog lights, automatic headlights, a power moonroof, automatic temperature control and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Noteworthy optional features include a navigation system, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and Lexus Enform Remote.

As required on all new vehicles of this model year, the IS 350 is outfitted with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. The vehicle also comes standard with eight additional airbags. Available safety features include a lane departure warning system, blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high-beam headlights.

Should I Buy the 2015 Lexus IS 350?

The Lexus IS 350 delivers impressive acceleration, and it performs well on hilly terrain. The well-equipped base model also has a roomy backseat for taller passengers. However, in terms of fuel economy, there are better options on the market.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Most luxury, comfortable and powerful car I owned

This car meets all my needs. It drives amazing and is the most comfortable and powerful car. Its convenience, like key less entry , start/stop push button, Navigation system, voice command, leather seat , heated and ventilated seats, blind spot alert etc makes it the most comfortable vehciel.


So fun to Drive!

Fast, Fun and Reliable. This car is as good in front of clients as it is on a night on the town. Highly recommend this one for working professionals.


Glorified Toyota, I love it

Plenty of bells and whistles. Beautiful design for a sedan, aggressive looking, heated and cooling seats are AWESOME! Only thing this vehicle is missing (F-sport package, mind you) is seat memory

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