2016 Lexus IS 350

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$40,870

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2016 Lexus IS 350
2016 Lexus IS 350

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • IS 350 acceleration
  • Ride composure
  • Steering and brakes
  • Backseat room

The bad:

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

2 trims

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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 350 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

The best car i have ever owned very fast

This car is a real eye catcher and it is very fast. It has so many options to many to list from the paddle shifter to the Mark Levinson soud system. It is a true sport luxury car a AWESOME CAR TO DRIVE!!!

4.9

Most reliable, comfortable good looking vehicle I'

The car met all my expectations and more. Very sleek look dynamics are out of this world. A the bells and whistles you can have.

5.0

All around GREAT car.

If you are normal size (not fat) this car fits like a glove in the cabin. Has all the power and performance a person would need or want unless your a racer.

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