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2015 Lexus IS 350 review

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Lexus IS 350 highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • All-wheel drive availability 
  • Engine performance
  • Comfortable interior

Cons

  • Small trunk in convertible trim
  • Infotainment system not intuitive
  • Rivals have better handling

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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A comfortable ride with plenty of style

The 2015 Lexus IS 350's stand-out styling will catch everyone's eye as you whisk down the road. Standard 17-inch wheels pair nicely with the car's low profile and wide stance, giving the IS 350 an aggressively refined appearance. What's under the hood is equally as impressive. The IS 350 comes with a 3.5L engine that takes you from zero-to-60 in as little as 5.6 seconds. Choose an AWD trim for extra traction or a two-door convertible for some fresh air. The IS 350 adapts to you.

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What is new for the 2015 Lexus IS 350?

  • IS 350 trims have been upgraded with Rear Sunshade and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Lexus IS 350

1. Powerful performance 

Get behind the 2015 IS 350's wheel and unleash 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque from the car's standard 3.5L six-cylinder engine. Rear-wheel drive trims will fly you and your passengers from zero-to-60 in just 5.6 seconds, while the AWD will do it in 5.7 seconds, and the convertible trim does it in only 5.8 seconds. You'll have a blast no matter which trim you choose.  

2. Traction under your control 

All IS 350's have stability and traction control to keep the car's standard rear-wheel drive firmly on course. Sedan versions allow you to dial up the traction with optional all-wheel drive capability. Lexus' AWD system sends power to both front and rear axles and then redistributes it where needed most when challenging conditions arise.  

3. An air of independence  

Every IS 350 sedan comes with a power sunroof, giving you access to plenty of fresh air and sunlight on your evening commute. If you love the outdoors and want even more of it, choose the two-door convertible trim. The convertible's all-weather, retractable hardtop opens the IS 350 to the sky above for weekend road trips.  

4. Sit back and relax 

The IS 350's comfortable cabin ensures everyone has the best seat in the house. Dual-zone climate control is standard, as are keyless entry and eight-way power front seats.

Dial the luxury further by shopping for an IS 350 with available leather seats and wood trim. Whether driving the IS 350 to work or going for a night out on the town, the IS 350's cabin is up to the task. 

5. Features aplenty  

Connect your device to the IS 350 via a USB port or Bluetooth® connectivity and pump your music through the standard eight-speaker sound system. An eight-inch infotainment display comes standard, and you can search for IS 350s equipped with available driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors.  

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews
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RepairPal gave the Lexus IS 350 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Lexus IS 350 11th out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Lexus IS 350 features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Hard Top
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

306

Torque (ft-lbs)

277

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

17.2

Wheelbase

107.5"

Overall length

182.5"

Width

70.9"

Height

55.7"

Leg room

F 44.1"/R 25.9"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 36.1"

Front tires

P225/45VR17

Rear tires

P245/45VR17

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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