2015 Lexus IS

2015 Lexus IS
[![The new Lexus IS combines performance and luxury. Photos Courtesy of Lexus.](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Lexus-IS-hero.jpg)](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Lexus-IS-hero.jpg)The new Lexus IS combines performance and luxury. Photos Courtesy of Lexus.
Delighting performance drivers and luxury connoisseurs alike, the third-generation Lexus IS continues to upset the balance of power among sport sedans for 2015.

The Lexus IS features a host of upgrades for 2015, including new LED fog lights and numerous cabin enhancements. Reflecting the popularity of the all-weather drive system in colder climates, a heated steering wheel is available for AWD models.

2015-Lexus-IS-otherThe F SPORT package now includes heated/ventilated front seats and F SPORT AWD models also get the heated steering wheel.

The standard backup monitor adds dynamic gridlines for 2015, helping to make parking maneuvers easier and safe.

2015-Lexus-IS-interiorThe IS 250 model uses a 204-hp 2.5-liter V-6 matched to a six-speed automatic. The IS 350 delivers scintillating performance from a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 306 horsepower. In both, silken power delivery combines with multi-link rear suspension and finely tuned electronic power steering derived from the Lexus GS sedan to deliver a rousing driving experience.

A touch-screen display audio system equips the IS models with an eight-inch screen, backup monitor, HD Radio, Bluetooth audio, automatic phone book transfer, a vehicle information display and complimentary traffic and weather data provided via HD Radio.

2015-Lexus-IS-rearAvailable for 2015 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 models, the F SPORT package sharpens handling acuity with unique 18-inch wheels and special suspension tuning, while sharpening the design with unique interior and exterior trim. The finishing touch on the F SPORT experience is an intake sound generator that creates a more sporting engine note.

Base model estimated miles per gallon: 21/30. Estimated starting price: $36,550.

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