• MSRP: $16,529–$61,405
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 416-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Lexus IS-F

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Lexus IS-F

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

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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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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.


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.

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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).

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