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2015 Lexus IS 350

$24,808 — $34,684 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
21-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2015 Lexus IS 350 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Lexus IS 350
  • Five-seat sport sedan
  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • Eight-speed automatic available
  • F Sport packages available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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2015 Lexus IS 350 Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Lexus redesigned the IS last year, giving the sport sedan the bold spindle grille seen on other newer Lexus models as well ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
15 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

The most versatile vehicle on the market

by bberch from San Jose, CA on November 4, 2018

This car is perfect for anyone. It is equipped with over 300hp and a great interior. The OEM exhaust sounds great at higher rpm and it?s a very comfortable ride all around. The maintenance cost is ... Read full review

(5.0)

Such a surprise

by Ghart from LA, Ca on October 25, 2018

Amazing car. Didn?t think anything of it until I drove it. Drives like a sports car feels like a luxury car. Amazing handling and acceleration yet it?s extremely comfortable. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Lexus IS 350 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Lexus IS 350 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lexus

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The IS 350 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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