of the 2018 Lexus IS 350. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- 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
- 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
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
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.
How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Lexus IS 350?
Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Lexus IS 350. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for ... Read more
2006-2014 Lexus IS, GS: Recall Alert
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 115,000 model-year 2006-13 Lexus IS 350 convertibles and model-year 2010-14 IS 350C sedans, and model-year 2007-11 GS 350 sedans and GS 450 hybrid ... Read more
2018 Lexus IS: What's Changed
CARS.COM Most significant changes in the new Lexus IS: The available V6 engines get an extra 5 horsepower; backup camera is now standard Price change: Base prices are $385 to $460 ... Read more
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This car is amazingly quiet and comfortable. Our previous two Lexus vehicles were absolutely free of any problems! When regular service became due, the Service Department is superior to any previously ... Read full review
The 2018 Lexus IS 350 currently has 0 recalls
48 months / 50,000 miles
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48 months / unlimited distance