Performance

2018 Lexus IS line

IS LINE

TRACK-TUNED CHASSIS

Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS shown in Atomic Silver.

TRACK-TUNED CHASSIS

The most track-tested Lexus IS ever boasts an arsenal of ways to connect and command the road like never before.

EIGHT-SPEED SPORT DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

Lexus IS

EIGHT-SPEED SPORT DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

Brace yourself for an uninhibited driving experience. For added engagement and lightning-fast gear changes, every IS features steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The IS all-wheel drive models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, while rear-wheel drive models boast the same quick-shifting, eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission used in Lexus F models. In addition to including downshift throttle-blipping for more precise shifting and quicker response, the rear-wheel drive IS models are so advanced that their shifting varies with G-forces, allowing a lower gear to be held throughout the turn, providing maximum response when accelerating out.

PERFORMANCE DRIVING MODES

Lexus IS

PERFORMANCE DRIVING MODES

Customize your dose of adrenaline. Drive Mode Select enables you to make your IS more responsive or efficient with a simple turn of a dial.
Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS F SPORT shown in Obsidian.

IS F SPORT

F SPORT STYLING

Lexus IS

F SPORT STYLING

Aggressively styled, the IS F SPORT is designed to stimulate the senses, inside and out.

SUPERCAR INSTRUMENTATION

Lexus IS

SUPERCAR INSTRUMENTATION

The exclusive customizable digital instrument cluster in the IS F SPORT models was inspired by the LFA supercar.

F SPORT HANDLING

Lexus IS

F SPORT HANDLING

Exclusive F SPORT features, like a newly available TORSEN® limited-slip rear differential,* take thrilling performance to the next level.

F PERFORMANCE STYLING

IS F SPORT

Ultra White

IS

Silver Lining Metallic

IS F SPORT

Rioja Red NuLuxe with Silver Performance Trim

IS

Chateau NuLuxe with Illustrious Piano Black trim

Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS 350 shown in Atomic Silver.

IS 350

  • 311 HORSEPOWER*
  • 280 lb-ft TORQUE*
  • V6 3.5-LITER ENGINE

V6 POWER

Lexus IS

V6 POWER

Boasting impressive horsepower, the 3.5-liter V6 engine with 311 horsepower* demands its share of attention. But the technology inside is also noteworthy. Advanced tuning enhances fuel efficiency, while weight reduction was achieved by using advanced casting techniques and shaving off material, down to the micron. Available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS 300 AWD shown in Ultra White.

IS 300 AWD

  • 260 HORSEPOWER*
  • 6.1 0–60 MPH (SEC)*
  • 26 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
  • V6 ENGINE

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS shown in Nebula Gray Pearl.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Fun doesn't take the day off for foul weather. By automatically allocating engine power between the front and rear axles from 50/50 to as much as 30/70, all-wheel drive can help provide enhanced traction and control on a wide range of road surfaces and conditions.
Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS Turbo shown in Atomic Silver.

IS 300

  • 241 HORSEPOWER*
  • 8 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • 32 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
  • Turbo In-Line 4 ENGINE

TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE

Lexus IS

TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE

Bold design is only one way the new IS stands apart from the crowd. When developing the IS 300, we didn’t outsource our turbocharger design like some automakers. It was engineered with our own highly evolved twin-scroll turbocharger technology. The result? Impressive power and low-end torque that deliver responsive performance you can feel the moment you accelerate.
Exterior shot of the 2018 Lexus IS F SPORT shown in Redline.

Featured Package

F SPORT PACKAGE

Performance and styling upgrades including suspension tuning, bolstered sport seats, exclusive 18-inch wheels* and more.

  • $3,195*
    IS 300
  • $2,795*
    IS 300 AWD
  • $3,195*
    IS 350 RWD
  • $2,365*
    IS 350 AWD
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