2014 Lexus IS-F

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Lexus IS‑F. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sedan
  • Combined MPG:
    19 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    416-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds
  • Quad tailpipe design
  • Eight airbags

The Bad

  • No manual transmission
  • Some transmission lag
  • Peculiar domed hood
  • Tight backseat

Notable Features of the 2014 Lexus IS-F

  • Performance version of previous-generation IS sedan
  • 416-hp V-8
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Large Brembo brakes

2014 Lexus IS-F Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The rear-drive IS F is a performance variant of Lexus' compact sport sedan, the IS. It's based on the previous generation of the IS, which has been redesigned for 2014. The IS F comes only as a sedan with a 416-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, and Lexus claims the IS F sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. It competes with the Cadillac CTS-V and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

New for 2014
The IS F gets LED fog lights, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and minor interior revisions.

Exterior Highlights

  • Wide fenders
  • Flared bumper with a large mouth
  • Vents behind the front wheels
  • High-domed hood
  • Quad tailpipes
  • Carbon fiber spoiler
  • 19-inch forged aluminum wheels

Interior Highlights

  • Body-hugging sport seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • F logos all around
  • Cruise control
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Six-CD stereo with Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Available navigation system with 7-inch screen

Under the Hood

  • 5.0-liter V-8 engine cranks out 416 hp at 6,600 rpm and 371 pounds-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm
  • Engine uses premium gas
  • Eight-speed automatic with fluidic torque converter, manual mode and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Transmission can match engine rpm to vehicle speed when shifting
  • Brakes with cross-drilled discs and six- and two-piston calipers in the front and rear, respectively
  • Brembo-brand calipers are gloss black and bear the Lexus logo
  • Stability system's Sport mode allows more wheelspin and sli...
Vehicle Overview

The rear-drive IS F is a performance variant of Lexus' compact sport sedan, the IS. It's based on the previous generation of the IS, which has been redesigned for 2014. The IS F comes only as a sedan with a 416-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, and Lexus claims the IS F sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. It competes with the Cadillac CTS-V and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

New for 2014
The IS F gets LED fog lights, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and minor interior revisions.

Exterior Highlights

  • Wide fenders
  • Flared bumper with a large mouth
  • Vents behind the front wheels
  • High-domed hood
  • Quad tailpipes
  • Carbon fiber spoiler
  • 19-inch forged aluminum wheels

Interior Highlights

  • Body-hugging sport seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • F logos all around
  • Cruise control
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Six-CD stereo with Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Available navigation system with 7-inch screen

Under the Hood

  • 5.0-liter V-8 engine cranks out 416 hp at 6,600 rpm and 371 pounds-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm
  • Engine uses premium gas
  • Eight-speed automatic with fluidic torque converter, manual mode and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Transmission can match engine rpm to vehicle speed when shifting
  • Brakes with cross-drilled discs and six- and two-piston calipers in the front and rear, respectively
  • Brembo-brand calipers are gloss black and bear the Lexus logo
  • Stability system's Sport mode allows more wheelspin and sliding before intervening
  • Rear-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Front knee airbags
  • Side-impact torso-protection airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags in both rows
  • Seat belt pretensioners for front seats and outboard rear seats
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, which Lexus says is meant to integrate various safety systems to anticipate skids and react faster than an electronic stability system alone
  • Lexus Safety Connect emergency communication system with a complimentary one-year trial subscription
  • Available backup camera
  • Available Pre-Collision System

 


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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Lexus IS-F currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Lexus IS-F has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Lexus
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 70,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Dealer Certification Required

    161-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The IS-F received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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