2018 Lexus IS 350

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$41,830

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2018 Lexus IS 350
2018 Lexus IS 350

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Soft but supportive F Sport front seats
  • F Sport's motorized gauge cluster
  • Navigation system's 10.3-inch screen
  • Ride comfort on most surfaces
  • Backseat legroom

The bad:

  • Weak turbo four-cylinder drivetrain
  • Sluggish, indecisive eight-speed automatic
  • Lack of steering feedback and athleticism
  • Frustrating Remote Touch controller
  • Some cheap-looking interior trim
  • Large ledge between trunk floor and folded backseat

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Backup camera now standard
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Performance-oriented F Sport Package available

2018 Lexus IS 350 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Lexus IS compact sedan is available with rear- or all-wheel drive and competes with sports sedans such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The IS lineup includes the IS 300 with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive; the IS 300 with a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and all-wheel drive; and the IS 350 with a 311-hp V-6 and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.


Last year’s rear-drive IS 200t is now designated the IS 300 and uses the same 241-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Horsepower is up by 5 hp — to 260 hp in the all-wheel-drive IS 300 and 311 hp in the IS 350. A backup camera is now standard, and adaptive front lighting is now available. Enform safety and service telematics features are now complimentary for 10 years instead of one.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Favorite car I have ever owned. Better than german

I have experienced countless cars including many german cars. This beats the 3 series, c class, and, etc. German cars have no soul. Everything about it is astounding. The drive, the comfort, the design, the performance, the power, you name it. I used to have a 2014 wrx hatch and I hated it. Yet it had so many good reviews. Don't trust the bad reviews for this car. I know cars, and the is350 F Sport has no competition! It's the best of everything.

5.0

It's my Oh My God Moment!!

I have been thinking about moving from an Infiniti G37 to an Lexus IS350 F-Sport for a year or so. I have looked regularly for a low mileage used Lexus but found the IS350 was a bit more rare. I finally found one at a local dealer and made the deal. I can only say one word ' WOW'. Beautiful design and crazy comfortable. Performance was on pair with the Infiniti but the overall appointment of the interior is just amazing. I hope for the best but at this point, I couldn't be happier!

2.3

Don’t waste your money

I have a 2017 is 350. I have nothing good to say about this car or Lexus. Driver seat very uncomfortable, no room for storage inside, car makes loud road noise that the dealership says is tire noise. The Lexus dealship In Towson md will kiss your butt then when deal is done treat you like poo!! I could go on forever, but I wish I just would have bought a 2017 Honda Civic and saved $20,000. If I had to give any advise look at Audi , bmw or any other luxury Car before Lexus. Not worth the money almost forgot that the cooling seats get very hot after they are on for a little and the dealship won’t fix.

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