The Lexus IS 350 is a compact luxury sedan available in one trim level with good equipment. The Lexus IS 350 standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, xenon lights, LED running lights / foglights / taillights, heated external mirrors, a sunroof, the dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, tilt steering wheel-and-telescoping way, -dimming auto rearview mirror, eight-way power front seats with lumbar power driver, leatherette upholstery vinyl premium 60/40 split folding seat-backs, 8-inch color display with dial-mounted control console, voice-command functionality and eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, CD player, HD radio, iTunes tagging, satellite radio and dual inputs iPod / USB.
The Lexus IS 350 also comes with Siri Eyes Free mode, which essentially turns the car into a rolling iPhone, buyer can access iTunes, hear and compose text messages and e- mails, organize your calendar and more, all facilitated by digital assistant talkative Apple’s audio system and speakers using Bluetooth microphone. The Lexus IS 350 options are grouped into packages. The Premium package includes LED lights and heated and ventilated front seats. The Lexus IS 350 Navigation package replaces the standard infotainment control dial controller with Touch Bell Lexus’ and adds navigation system, rearview camera, improved Bluetooth and based smartphone-Enform App Suite. 15 speaker audio system can be added to a Mark Levinson equipment navigation on Lexus IS 350.
The Lexus IS 350 Luxury package includes a rearview camera and the Premium package, and adds auto-dimming outside mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, wood trim, power tilt steering wheel-and-telescoping rearview camera, system monitoring blind-spot with cross-traffic alert and rear sunshade back power.
Finally, the Lexus IS 350 package includes the full treatment-F Sport mesh for the grill, a revised front bumper, staggered-width wheels 18-inch, sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers, upgraded brake pads, sound generator engine intake amplifying noise during acceleration, stainless-steel door sill inserts, front sport seats are heated and ventilated to strengthen better , aluminum pedals, and a black headliner, perforated leather trim, steering and heated wheel and gauge cluster TFT-oriented sports special. Available only on rear-wheel-drive the IS 350 F Sport is a variable-ratio steering system that includes the steering wheel power tilt-and-telescoping. Lexus IS 350 Stand-alone options include some of the items above, as well as 18-inch wheels the same width, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning system with automatic lights and front and rear parking sensors.
Lexus IS 350 Interior
The Lexus IS 350 interior is one of the best in this class, boasting state of the art materials and unusual attention to detail. The Lexus IS 350 dashboard, armrests, steering wheel and center console even the sides are covered in a thick, high quality padding. The front seats are comfortable and supportive great under most circumstances, having land only during hard cornering. Back, previously limited the IS now one of the compact luxury sedans are more flexible, swallowed two adults with relative ease, thanks to seat outboard nice shape and more legroom.
The IS 350 dashboard design is attractive and modern, and the rakish angle of the center stack enhances the feeling of spaciousness inside. The digital instrument panel includes optional F Sport cold motor measuring circular slide side to side, as well as LFA inspired TFT display configurable. The buttons and knobs of high quality easy to use, and therefore also the nifty slider finger touch-panel for temperature control. The only foible real here in the Remote Touch interface that comes with the navigation system – control the cursor is shaky, especially when you’re on the move, and it does not help that there are no hard button “back “and the icons are all the same color. Fortunately, the SG 350 has an effective voice controls for a number of functions infotainment. The
SG 350 in the trunk capacity is 13.8 cubic feet higher than average, and the rear seat-backs fold down to open up additional space.
Lexus IS 350 Engine
Offered with either rear- or all drive-wheel, the Lexus IS 350 is driven by a 3.5-liter V6 producing 306 hp and 277 pounds-feet of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission is standard rear-wheel models for-drive, six-speed automatic and will be used for all-wheel-drive cars. The steering wheel paddle shifters are standard either way.
In test acceleration, the rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS 350 runs from stop to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. That technically slightly below average for compact luxury sedans with upgraded engines, but few people are walking away from the SG 350 think we need more muscle. The EPA estimates that the Lexus IS 350 rear-wheel-drive provides 22 mpg combined (19 city / 28 highway). That the BMW 335i routes, for example, of some importance. The 120-mile loop evaluation of variable length, however, we recorded 26 mpg impressive, much higher than the estimated combined EPA. All-wheel-drive IS 350 is rated at 21 mpg combined (19/26).
Lexus IS 350 Safety
The Lexus IS 350 standard safety equipment includes anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front side airbags-seat, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and the rear-seat side airbags. In testing, the need IS 350 123 feet to stop from 60 mph, which is a distance average for this class of car with tires all season.
Lexus Enform Contact Safety standard and also includes automatic collision notification, stolen-vehicle locator is, emergency button-help and support on the side of the road. Safety upgrades include optional rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, front and the rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert warning system and lane-departure with automatic lights. Adaptive cruise management optional collision preparation system brings that uses radar to monitor traffic conditions ahead; if deemed collision is imminent, it tightens the front seat belts automatically increases braking force and an initial, although not panic braking automatically be included.
In government crash tests, the Lexus IS 350 received five out of five stars on the whole, with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection. Insurance Institute , for Highway Safety independent Lexus IS 350 is the highest rating of “Good” in the test-offset front and side-impact moderate-overlap.