2011 Lexus IS F Values

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2011 model year changes

Following the introduction of all-new IS 250C and IS 350C retractable-hardtop convertible models last year, the IS sedans receive a bit more attention this year. For 2011, the Lexus IS sedan lineup especially takes a step toward a sportier image and more performance potential. A new IS 350 AWD (all-wheel drive) model is added to the IS sedan lineup. There's also a new F Sport Package available on rear-wheel-drive IS 250 and IS 350 models, which adds some of the appearance upgrades, as well as a sport suspension and sportier steering tuning. A special new Ultrasonic Blue color is available with the package. The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sedans get a new black-metallic trim inside, as well as a new headlight and taillight design. Also new this year, sedans get newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and optional 18-inchers. LED running lamps are also new to the lineup this year. They're included in all IS 350 and IS-F sedans but optional on IS 250 sedans and all IS C convertibles.

Competitive comparison

Wide range of models; choice of rear- or front-wheel drive in sedans; sporty driving feel; high-tech features and options; nicely appointed interior

Special features for 2011

The Lexus IS family now includes something for most compact luxury coupe, convertible or sedan shoppers--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-riding, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.
Created in 2007 as a dedicated factory tuner sedan, the Lexus IS F is high-caliber in both performance and luxury. Dressed up with 19-inch forged aluminum wheels by BBS, Brembo brakes, dual chrome-tipped exhaust and special "F” badging, the 2011 Lexus IS F outer sports bravado is coupled with more radical bodywork. Inside of the 2011 IS F, aluminum pedals and hard-finished aluminized composite trim surrounds perforated leather seating with optional Alcantara inserts. New for 2011, a two-tone orange and black interior scheme can be matched with one of six exterior colors of the Lexus IS F. High technology equipment found as standard features on the 2011 Lexus IS F includes a 13-speaker premium audio system, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone as well as MP3 players, HomeLink transceiver and SmartAccess key-free entry and start. Among the most noteworthy item in the 2011 Lexus IS F is the 342 horsepower, 5-liter V-8 engine connected through an 8-speed automatic transmission. A TORSEN limited-slip differential was added last year to the IS F for effective performance grip. Zero to sixty mile per hour acceleration for the 2011 Lexus IS F is slated at 4.6 seconds.