2019 Lexus IS
Performance, Style & Luxury
A true sport sedan in every sense of the term, the 2019 Lexus IS delivers exhilarating performance, distinctive styling and world-class quality in a luxurious package. For 2019, the IS offers a new look up front with optional triple beam LED headlights while rear-wheel drive IS 300 models benefit from a re-tuned ECU that is designed to deliver more immediate throttle response, enhanced shift performance and reduced turbo lag.
LOOK & LIGHTS
Available as an option across the model line, the new triple-beam LED headlights deliver exceptional visibility for the driver along with a unique new look. Set in a distinctive “L” shaped pattern, the three, low-beam LED lamps project from the outside edge of the light cluster while a center-mounted high-beam bulb remains for even greater visibility when conditions allow.
At the rear, the Lexus IS has an equally interesting light signature thanks to the refined look of the “L”-shaped LED taillights. The car’s sporting nature is further emphasized by the chrome exhaust tips and standard five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.
The rear-wheel drive IS 300 features a 2.0-liter, turbocharged and inter-cooled inline four-cylinder engine. Rated to deliver 241 horsepower, the stout four-cylinder also produces a solid 258 lb-ft of torque that’s available from 1,650 rpm all the way up to 4,400 rpm. It’s not only powerful, it’s efficient, too, thanks to a sophisticated Variable Valve Timing intelligent-Wide system which allows the engine to switch between the Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to maximize efficiency.
The IS 300 RWD comes equipped with an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission. It integrates an advanced G-force Artificial Intelligence system that monitors multiple performance parameters to determine the optimum gear selection.
For added traction in cold-weather climates, the IS 300 is also available with all-wheel drive. The IS 300 AWD is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 260 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The electronically controlled all-wheel drive system is designed to help enhance traction and grip by automatically varying front-to-rear torque distribution. On dry roads it maintains a 30:70 front-to-rear torque split for maximum performance, but it’s capable of sending as much as 50 percent of the power to the front wheels in certain conditions.
F SPORT PACKAGE
Available on all IS models, the F SPORT package heightens the handling capabilities with unique suspension tuning, 18-inch wheels and tires and an optional Adaptive Variable Suspension on IS 350 models. A TORSEN® limited-slip rear differential is also available on rear-wheel drive IS 350 models while all models with the F SPORT package get LFA-inspired instrumentation, new Dark Gray Streamline interior trim and unique F SPORT exterior styling enhancements. Heated and ventilated sport seats are also part of the package along with a black headliner, aluminum pedals and a leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel.
COMFORT AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxuries abound in the Lexus IS, including standard NuLuxe® trimmed seating, 10-way power front sport seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system with touch-sensitive controls, power moon roof, and SmartAccess with push button start.
The 2018 IS offers two multimedia systems: the standard high-resolution Lexus Multimedia System with a 7-inch screen and 8-speaker audio, or the optional navigation system with a 10.3-inch screen. The optional high-resolution split-screen multimedia display provides immediate, simultaneous access to audio and climate controls and various systems. On vehicles with the standard multimedia display, Scout® GPS Link includes 3D functionality and turn-by-turn directions. With subscription-free traffic and weather updates, getting to your destination is easier than ever.