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2019 Lexus IS 350

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$42,180

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

23

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

184.3” x 56.3”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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:

  • 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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • F Sport

  • Base

    $42,180

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Lexus IS 350 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Compact luxury sports sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Performance-oriented F Sport Package available

2019 Lexus IS 350 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Lexus IS?

The Lexus IS is a compact luxury sports sedan that seats up to five people. The rear-wheel-drive IS 300 features a 241-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the all-wheel-drive IS 300 uses a 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. Both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions of the IS 350, meanwhile, are powered by a 311-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. Competitors include the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series.

What's New on the 2019 Lexus IS?

Lexus says it's retuned the rear-drive IS 300's turbo four-cylinder drivetrain for better throttle response, transmission performance and turbocharger response. Triple-beam LED headlights are optional.

What Features in the 2019 Lexus IS Are Most Important?

Standard features include LED daytime running lights, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Available features include a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, a power rear sunshade, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, built-in navigation with a 10.3-inch screen and a Mark Levinson premium stereo.

Should I Buy the 2019 Lexus IS?

The IS offers a relatively comfortable ride and good backseat legroom, but the driving experience doesn't deliver enough driver involvement for a sports sedan. We also think some of the trim in the cabin looks too cheap for a luxury car, and we aren't fans of Lexus' Remote Touch multimedia interface.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Wowsers!!!

Just perfect for me! I love everything about this car and oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me! It's a head turner, all the ladies love it. Get yours today!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Great car, I love it !

Great car, handles well, lots of power, comfortable. Love it ! Would recommend to anyone. Ended up with the perfect car for me... is 350, black line.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

A beautiful car that's super fun to drive!

This car is so fun to drive! I previous had the 2016 Lexus IS 200t which was also fun to drive but was a 4 cylinder. The IS 350 has a 6 cylinder engine. That alone would be enough for me but it's also gorgeous to look at. The grill is phenomenal to the point where you don't want to put a license plate on it and the red interior really stands out too!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2019 Lexus IS 350 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.5%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lexus
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase. Coverage begins after completion of the 4-year/50,000 new vehicle Basic Warranty.
Dealer certification required
161-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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