2020 Lexus IS 250
Sedans are dead, at atomic that’s the accepted wisdom. The trend against crossovers has acutely placed four-door cars on afterlife row, but while they’re down, they’re not out of appeals. New sports sedans are still actuality introduced. Lexus’s adapted 2021 IS350 F Sport is aloof such a sedan, but is it acceptable abundant to acquisition abundant buyers to save itself from the gallows?
Review 2020 Lexus IS 250
First alien for the 2014 archetypal year, the third-generation Lexus IS has been adapted by a added mid-cycle brace in an attack to accumulate up with newer offerings like the BMW 3-series, Cadillac CT4-V, Genesis G70, and the still admirable Mercedes-Benz C-class. Designers went to assignment on the sheetmetal with a smoothed-out profile, absurd headlights, and afterward the trend, an alike beyond grille. It’s a killer-looking sedan, abnormally back dressed in the IS350’s accepted F Sport apparel and blacked-out trim.
While the IS’s looks will amuse your optic nerve, the articulation is one that emphasizes performance. Beneath the awning of the rear-wheel-drive IS350 F Sport is Lexus’s accustomed 3.5-liter V-6 bearing a artlessly aspirated 311 application and 280 pound-feet of torque. Against turbocharged fours and sixes, the V-6 seems a footfall abaft the times. The agent lacks the low-rpm boost that comes from best turbocharged mills, and the eight-speed automated delivers abstracted shifts. Acceleration to 60 mph takes 5.6 seconds, and the quarter-mile is gone in 14.2 abnormal at 100 mph. While those numbers would accept been acceptable a decade ago, today the IS350 F Sport finds itself aggressive with the abject turbocharged inline-fours offered in its class. For a auto with such alluring looks, it deserves an adapted V-6 with added power.
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In an accomplishment to advance handling, Lexus has additionally retuned the chassis. There are added welds in the unibody to strengthen the structure, aluminum ascendancy accoutrements alter animate ones, springs and anti-roll confined accept been lightened, and a about-face to lug bolts instead of basics saves two pounds. Our analysis car accustomed with the $4200 Dynamic Administration amalgamation that includes failing 19-inch BBS auto that barber a claimed 16 pounds, adaptive dampers, and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential.
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All of the changes complete abundant on paper, but on the artery there’s still some structural debility and the council isn’t as absolute as the CT4-V’s or the G70’s. Lexus fits Bridgestone Potenza S001L summer elastic that seems acquainted added for abundance than absolute grip. There’s additionally the amount of a stability-control arrangement that reactivates itself aloft 30 mph. This car’s 0.89 g of stick on the skidpad is far from noteworthy. A Camry TRD outgrips the IS350 on the skidpad. Standing on the larboard pedal at 70 mph stops the IS350 in a aggressive 155 feet, but the force of the stop seemed to activate a low-oil burden alert. This isn’t article we’ve accomplished with this agent before, so it may be a pre-production bug.
We begin few problems with the alluringly appointed cabin. Supple covering and copse trim dress up the revised dashboard. The basement position and abundance of the brazier seats is atom on, but our activity wanes back we alpha application the infotainment system’s touchpad. Though Lexus charcoal committed to applicable the haptic pad to accomplish the infotainment system, it’s calmly abhorred by application the accepted 8.0-inch or alternative 10.3-inch touchscreen. Mounted about six inches afterpiece than before, they’re an accessible tap away. Technophiles will acquisition alleviation now that Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay affinity are standard.
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The acceptable account for IS350 buyers, is that its $43,925 starting amount is $2475 beneath than aftermost year’s IS350 F Sport. A beholder central and out, the low-stress V-6 could absolutely use added beef and the administration could be added agreeable and fun. Add in our car’s as-tested $55,200 price, and we were in a beneath affectionate mood. A new agent would go a continued way against allowance the IS auto break off afterlife row.
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