2019 Lexus IS 350

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$42,180

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2019 Lexus IS 350
2019 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:

  • 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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Wondering which trim is right for you?

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

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 design 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

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!

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.

4.7

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!

See all 3 consumer reviews

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