2014 Lexus IS Sedan First Drive – Review – Car and Driver

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Lexus IS

2014 Lexus IS / IS250 / Sedan

Nearly all new and now available in flavors.

If you#x2019;ve noticed hasn#x2019;t been much to about the Lexus IS sedan for time, you get an A in noticing. After for the 2006 model year. the smallest rear-drive four-door on something of a hiatus for eight (This is not including the IS F#x2019;s makeover for 2011 .) Styling over that time so minor that they only as bar bets anywhere a convention of IS buffs. It#x2019;s now however, to reset the clock and pay First shown at the 2013 auto show, there#x2019;s a IS. and we spent time shaking the entire lineup in Austin,

Lexus IS

The Breakdown

First things Lexus#x2019;s major rework of the IS not include the engines. The 2.5- and DOHC V-6s carry including output#x2014;no fancy, turbo four here, That means the IS250 has 204 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque, and the packs 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft. You can off boxes for rear- or all-wheel and regular or F Sport trim. iterations use the same six-speed as in the outgoing cars, but Lexus

that rear-wheel-drive IS350s the eight-speed direct-shift automatic the IS F. (No manual this time. told us it thought it might sold one [!] last year.) The incorporates #x201C;G-force Artificial when in Sport mode, can automatically grab a gear and go to torque-converter lockup depending on from a g-force sensor. All and the IS250 F Sport use an engine-sound-enhancing generator. if you#x2019;re into sort of thing.

All IS models have paddles for shifting, and their gearboxes rev-match downshifts when in mode. Sport is one of the three and Eco being the others#x2014;available via a center-console fitted to all examples. Rear-drive F Sports add a Sport+ level, and versions have a Snow The subsystems varied with modes are the usual, even as vary depending on equipment and ordered, meaning transmission mapping, an adaptive

suspension, the electric power-steering and the steering ratio. If all this like a lot, it is, and even one official chuckled at the many

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