Quality; comfort; silky V6 engines; overall level of standard equipment
Remote Touch navigation interface somewhat fiddly to use; 6-speed automatic transmission becoming dated
The car formerly known as the IS 200t with the 4-cylinder engine has been renamed the IS 300. The previous IS 300 with a V6 gets a little boost in output from 255 to 260 horsepower and is linked to an all-wheel drive system. The IS 350 also receives a bump in power from 306 to 311 hp. In all cases, torque stays the same and fuel consumption is, if anything, slightly better than before.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect is now free for the first 10 years, as is the Lexus Enform Service Connect plan.
There's also been some restructuring of the options. A rearview camera is now standard throughout the range, adaptive headlights join the options list, and the F Sport versions offer some new extras. See the 2018 Lexus IS models for sale near you
The rear-drive IS 300 seems perfectly reasonable enough for most people's requirements. Add the Comfort package (for the blind-spot monitoring system in particular) and, if possible, the Mark Levinson audio setup, which is superb.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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