Carried over for 2013, the Lexus IS F is an entry-level luxury sport sedan powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 416 hp and 371 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. RWD equipped with limited-slip rear differential accounts for superior handling. Transmission consist solely of a 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a manual mode. Fuel economy is an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, for a combined average of 18 mpg. Features include intuitive park assist, bi-xenon HID headlights, 19-inch wheels, dynamic radar cruise control, leather trimmed sport seats, hands-free phone capabilities, 14-speaker audio system, and voice activated navigation. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, pre-collision system, reinforced body, smart stop technology (SST), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The IS F 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.