Unchanged for 2013, the 2013 Lexus IS 350 is an entry-level luxury sedan available in RWD or AWD. The IS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 306 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist solely of a 6-speed paddle-shift sequential automatic. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated 18 mpg city to 27 mpg highway. Features include 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, bi-xenon HID headlamps, backup camera, intuitive parking assist, push-button start, hands-free phone capabilities, leather trim, navigation system, heated/ventilated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and premium surround sound. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, anti-lock braking (ABS), brake assist (BA), vehicle stability control (VSC), vehicle dynamic integrated management, direct tire pressure monitor (TPMS), and smart stop technology (SST). The IS 350 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
2013 sees the introduction of the F sport package available across the IS 250 and IS 350 model range. The F sport package takes cues from the ultra-high performance IS F and integrates them into the more restrained IS models. The F sport package includes sport tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels with dark superchrome finish, heated and ventilated front seats, a leather interior, unique badging and a front chin spoiler. 2013 Lexus IS models with navigation also get a one year subscription to Enform 2.0 and App suite, bringing significant updates to the interior entertainment system on the IS. Bluetooth and HD radio are also both available and newly updated for 2013.
Wide range of models; choice of rear- or all-wheel drive in sedans; sporty driving feel; high-tech features and options; nicely appointed interior
The Lexus IS family includes something for everyone, with offerings ranging from conservative all-weather, all-wheel-drive sedans to sunny convertibles and serious track-duty sport sedans. The IS sedans ride and handle well and offer some of the tech options of larger luxury models, while the IS C models have excellent packaging with a tight-fitting, quick-folding automatic hardtop that stows away without taking up the entire trunk. While Lexus makes an ES 350 model that's roomier and more comfortable, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.