Indeed, luxury compact sedans make up one of the most popular segments in the industry, and the majority of models offered in this class offer several attractive features able to appeal to buyers. It is therefore important for a manufacturer to set itself apart with a host of features, namely strong performance and overall luxury.
With the first generation of the Lexus IS, the Japanese manufacturer chose comfort as the main selling point. In addition, Lexus can always count on the impressive reliability of its models which generally is a little more interesting than what is offered with German manufacturers.
While the first generation of the Lexus IS was successful, Lexus still had to find a way to remain competitive in a segment that continues to evolve. This probably explains why the current generation offers much more to buyers.
Not only does it offer comfort, but there are also more engine choices, a design that stands out in traffic, and performance that is now much more noteworthy. When combining these elements with the fact that the IS still offers a comfortable ride and great reliability, we end up with a car that impresses.
There are four versions of the Lexus IS powered by two engines and offering two types of drivetrains. The Lexus IS 250 and IS 250 AWD are powered by a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine developing 204 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine can send its power to the rear wheels (IS 250), or all four wheels (IS 250 AWD). For its part, the Lexus IS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. It offers impressive performance on the road while acceleration is lively and exciting. In addition, with the IS 350 AWD version, it is possible to enjoy the vehicle’s performance throughout the year and safely thanks to the AWD system.
On the road, the car turns into a true performance car on a winding road while it remains comfortable and pleasant in the city or on the highway. The cabin is spacious and clear, yet sporty. The center console will be able to impress your passengers every time while being ergonomic.
If you are looking for a luxury car that is fun to drive, and that also proves comfortable and reliable, come and try the new 2015 Lexus IS today!