Revised ECU programming on rear-wheel drive IS 300s for improved throttle response, optimized transmission shifts and quicker turbocharger response. New options: Triple beam headlights and Lexus Enform Remote (smart watch and Amazon Alexa skill integration). See the 2019 Lexus IS models for sale near you
The RWD IS 300 seems 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. Find a Lexus IS for sale
The 2019 Lexus IS comes in 300 RWD, 300 AWD and 350 models. All prices include the factory delivery charge.
Standard equipment in the rear-drive IS 300 ($39,435) includes 17-in wheels, LED headlights/running lights/fog lights/taillights, heated side mirrors, a powered sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a self-dimming rearview mirror, 8-way power front seats (with power lumbar adjustment for the driver), premium vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-in display, voice command capability, Siri Eyes Free and a 10-speaker/293-watt audio system with CD player, HD/satellite radio and two USB ports.
Features are pretty much the same for the IS 300 AWD ($41,885) and the IS 350/350 AWD ($43,055/$45,220), except for the engines and a few other details like heated front seats in AWD versions, and the IS 350 gets 18-in wheels.
A Premium package brings heated/ventilated front seats. A Navigation package is eligible for the excellent 835-watt/15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.
The Comfort package consists of blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, self-dimming side mirrors and a power-adjustable steering wheel.
Other options include adaptive headlights, triple-beam headlights, parking sensors front and rear, leather upholstery, wood trim, Enform Remote and a heated steering wheel.
All IS trims are eligible for the F Sport package. This includes an all-mesh grille, 18-in wheels with wider tires at the rear (18x8 up front; 18x8.5 out back) and a choice of summer (high-performance) or all-season tires, plus high-friction brake pads and a sportier suspension. It also entails a different front bumper design that removes the fog lights.
Interior F Sport features include front sport seats with extra lateral support and heated/ventilated functions, aluminum pedals, a black headliner, perforated leather trim and a dedicated instrument cluster. There's even an engine sound amplifier (unavailable in the 4-cylinder IS 300 RWD) that brings a sportier V6 growl into the cabin.
The RWD version of the F Sport-equipped IS 350 comes with adaptive dampers. This variant can also come with a variable-ratio steering system, a limited-slip rear differential and powered adjustment for the steering wheel.
Trunk capacity is 10.8 cu ft., approximately enough for five pieces of aircraft carry-on luggage. For extra space, the rear seat backs can also split 60/40 and fold down (but not totally flat).
|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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