The 2014 Lexus IS 350 is compact luxury sedan available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The standard equipment for the 2014 Lexus IS 350 includes 17-inch wheels with all season tires, HID headlamps, LED daytime running lights and brake lights, heated side mirrors, moon-roof, ignition key-less and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt- and -telescoping steering wheel, eight way power front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery and 60/40 folding rear seat with armrest.
The 2014 Lexus IS 350 Safety Connect Telematics system comes with a standard eight speaker sound system, delivering weather and the traffic information for free with HD radio’s audio system. And all standard IS 350 model a 7-inch color display, Bluetooth phone and the audio connectivity, voice recognition works most of infotainment, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and iPod / USB connection.
The first 2014 Lexus IS 350 groups of three option 350 is a Premium package that includes LED lamps and heated and front seats. Luxury package adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming side mirrors, the rain-sensing asthma, wipers, perforated leather upholstery, wood trim, a power tilt-wheel and-telescoping steering and driver memory esihlalweni.
On the group option-food chain F Sport package. Available for the first time both the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of the headlamps IS 350, F Sport makes LED; a full-mesh treatment for the grille and a revised front bumper; 18-inch wheels,sport organized in the suspension; upgraded brake pads; sport seats multi-adjustable, perforated leather trim on the steering wheel and shift knob; a special sport-oriented adaptive instrument cluster; and aluminum trim for the pedals and door scuff plates. On rear-drive models, package also includes the adaptive suspension and aggressive Sport S + setting for the drive mode selector. Variable-ratio steering can be added as the stand-alone option rear-drive IS 350s equipped with both the F Sport package and a direct power tilt-and-telescoping.
The 2014 Lexus IS 350 Navigation package includes the Remote Touch mouse-type control for the infotainment suite, plus navigation system. This package also provides the camera rearview, real-time traffic, automatic phonebook download for Bluetooth phones and Telematics Enforma enhanced with smartphone app integration. An upgraded 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system can be bundled navigation system. The 2014 Lexus IS 350 Stand-alone options Additional 2014 IS 350 includes the camera rearview, 18-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, the departure warning and lane, and front and rear parking sensors.
2014 Lexus IS 350 Interior
The 2014 Lexus IS 350 increases the car’s interior luxury quotient and addresses a big mistake last-generation IS 350: a small, hard to reach in the back seat. The additional 1.6 inches of rear-seat legroom immediately noticeable, and adults will be easy to find and time out. The 2014 Lexus IS 350 rear seat and fold 60/40 split, past a convenience 2014 Lexus IS 350 never gave. Trunk volume of 13.8 cubic feet.
Interior fit and finish was a problem for the old IS, but the model 2014 brings improvements to the already high quality brand. The upper dashboard rack, steering wheel, even the sides of the center console are swathed in a dense, high-quality padding. The front seats are brilliantly supportive but supple, but the large independent may feel slightly snug. The 2014 Lexus IS 350 dashboard and center console design is attractive and modern, and enhances the feeling of spaciousness inside. The audio and climate controls are set at an angle to reduce sun glare, and the buttons on the handles easy to use.
The 2014 Lexus IS 350’s interior foible is the Remote Touch interface. Inspired by a computer mouse, the controller is the primary method of making audio and navigation selections in models with the optional Navigation package. Although 7-inch display is sharp, cursor control Remote Touch controller is wobbly, especially if you’re on the move. Making matters worse the lack of a hard button “back” and the fact that all the images of the same color. Fortunately, the 2014 Lexus IS 350 has standard voice recognition to many infotainment and navigation system works expands on that. Bottom line, voice control is an important redundancy here.
2014 Lexus IS 350 Engine
The 2014 Lexus IS 350 comes with a V6 3.5-liter generating 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. An automatic transmission eight speed standard for rear-wheel drive model, and automatic six-speed used in all-wheel drive cars. Any transmission you get steering-wheel paddle shifters to enable manual changing when desired. Lexus estimates the 350 will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, good for this part number. The model all-wheel drive almost instant.
Lexus estimates of the 2014 Lexus IS 350 rear-wheel drive will deliver 19 miles per hour in the city, 28 mpg on the highway 22 mpg combined. The 2014 Lexus IS 350 all-wheel drive gets the same 19 mpg rating in the city, but drops to 26 mpg on highway and 21 mpg overall.
2014 Lexus IS 350 Safety
The 2014 Lexus IS standard 350 safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes and brake assist, fire and stability control, front knee airbags, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and dual rear-seat side airbags. Safety Connect, onboard safety and security service the brand’s automatic, incorporates collision notification, stolen vehicle locator and roadside assistance response center connections.
Optional safety improvements include a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and the rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane-warning system start. The 2014 Lexus IS optional adaptive cruise control brings the pre-collision warning that can initiate automatic braking and prepare some equipment to ease the severity of the crash.