2014 IS / Explore

THE ALL-NEW LEXUS IS

Some follow the crowd. Others change lanes and leave it behind. This is the all-new 2014 IS and IS F SPORT. With aggressive styling inside and out, track-honed performance and available technology that seamlessly connects to your favorite mobile apps [*], it's more than an introduction. It's a provocation.

SEE IT IN ACTION

  • THE IS 350 F SPORT: CAR AND DRIVER'S TOP PICK OVER THE BMW 335
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    M SPORT AND THE CADILLAC ATS 3.6.

  • THE IS NAILS ITS FUN-TO-DRIVE ASSIGNMENT.

  • THE IS 350 F SPORT: ROBB REPORT'S BEST OF THE BEST 2013 AWARD WINNER.

Performance

F SPORT: ANYTHING BUT NEUTRAL

For those who choose deviation over assimilation, the IS 250 F SPORT is equipped with an invigorating F SPORT-tuned suspension. And, for a double shot of adrenaline, the IS 350 F SPORT boasts an exclusive Adaptive Variable Suspension and available Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS) (RWD only).

HONED ON THE WORLD'S RACETRACKS

Tested and tuned on six iconic tracks, including Fuji Speedway, a redesigned steering system and new performance enhancements help create an unprecedented visceral connection to the road.

  • ADDED RIGIDITY

    Both IS models benefit from increased body rigidity courtesy of new laser screw-welding techniques, varied panel thickness and an innovative adhesive bonding process.

  • REDESIGNED SUSPENSIONS

    A reengineered double-wishbone suspension system offers 20% greater sway rigidity in front while a new GS F SPORT-inspired multilink rear suspension helps increase rear grip.

  • LONGER, WIDER STANCE

    A longer wheelbase and wider track offers greater agility, gives the IS a more commanding presence on the road and spoils rear seat passengers with nearly three extra inches of legroom.

  • PERFORMANCE BRAKES

    A completely redesigned braking system and exclusive high-friction brake pads [*] on the F SPORT models are designed to offer greater responsiveness and reduced fade.

FULL-THROTTLE EXHILARATION

Building upon the quick-shifting, eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that debuted on the IS F high-performance sedan, the rear-wheel drive IS 350 and IS 350 F SPORT are the first Lexus vehicles to vary shifting with G-forces. By detecting when the IS enters a curve, a lower gear is held throughout for optimal response when accelerating out. And, when pushed to higher rpm, the IS 350 and IS F SPORT models are filled with a throaty engine note that complements the exhilarating performance of the vehicles themselves.

DRIVE MODE SELECT

Whether you're looking for added exhilaration or taking a relaxing drive through the neighborhood, Drive Mode Select enables you to make your IS more responsive or efficient with the simple turn of the switch.

  • DRIVE MODE SELECT

    Whether you're looking for added exhilaration or taking a relaxing drive through the neighborhood, Drive Mode Select enables you to make your IS more responsive or efficient with the simple turn of the switch.

  • ECO MODE

    In ECO mode, the throttle response and engine power output are moderated for increased fuel efficiency. Other vehicle systems are also optimized for reduced power consumption.

  • NORMAL MODE

    This mode provides the optimal balance of fuel efficiency, engine performance and, on the IS 350 F SPORT, the degree of road feel.

  • SPORT S/S+ MODE

    Sport S mode changes the outer ring of the tachometer to white and alters the powertrain for faster gear changes and more dynamic throttle-mapping. The rear-wheel drive IS 350 F SPORT's Sport S+ mode also tightens the suspension and increases the steering response in VGRS-equipped models. In both modes, the transmission's shift points are automatically altered coming into and out of corners for sharper acceleration.

ALL-WEATHER DRIVE

Fun doesn't take the day off for bad weather. By monitoring current driving conditions, available all-wheel drive automatically allocates engine power between the front and rear axles from 50/50 to as much as 30/70. This helps provide enhanced traction and control on a wide range of road surfaces and in inclement conditions.

Comfort & Design


  • DARE TO UNCONFORM

    When you want a response, make a statement. Sporting aggressive lines and arresting details like inset LED daytime running lights, the IS refuses to go unnoticed.

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  • DARE TO UNCONFORM

    The longer, wider stance is accentuated by flared wheel arches and dramatic sweeping lines that stretch the length of the IS into the L-shaped LED taillamps.

    FENDER
  • DARE TO UNCONFORM

    The head-turning spindle grille is more than an iconic design element; its shape pulls in air to cool the engine for enhanced performance.

    SPINDLE

BOLD F SPORT STYLING

  • FRONT FASCIA

    The IS F SPORT boasts a distinct full-faced mesh grille and larger cooling ducts to help reduce brake fade.

  • 18-INCH WHEELS

    Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels [*] feature a dynamic split-spoke design inherited from the LFA.

  • RACE-INSPIRED DESIGN

    Inside, you'll find LFA-inspired gauges, a steering wheel and shift knob trimmed in perforated leather, aluminum sport pedals and the exclusive option of Rioja Red NuLuxe trim.

  • SPORT DRIVER SEAT

    Bolstered driver and front-passenger sport seats are designed to help keep you firmly planted in high-G turns.


  • NO BETTER PLACE TO CATCH YOUR BREATH

    OPTIMIZED DRIVING POSITION

    The low-set driver's sport seat, pedals, steering wheel and even the windshield wipers are positioned and angled for a more dynamic driving experience without sacrificing comfort or visibility.

  • NO BETTER PLACE TO CATCH YOUR BREATH

    REAR-SEAT LEGROOM

    The longer wheelbase creates nearly three inches of added space in the rear, providing rear-seat passengers with substantially more legroom.

  • NO BETTER PLACE TO CATCH YOUR BREATH

    60/40 REAR SEAT

    For the first time, the IS features the convenience of a standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, enhancing the versatility and cargo capacity [*] of its new larger trunk.

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    DRAG COEFICIENT

ONLY THE AIR CAN IGNORE IT

While its sculpted shape and new laser-welding techniques are sure to attract attention on a track or canyon road, they have the opposite effect when it comes to aerodynamics. The IS offers an exceptional 0.28 drag coefficient—lower than the LFA supercar.

In-Vehicle Technology


  • LFA-INSPIRED GAUGES

    Nearly identical to the digital gauges in the world-renowned LFA supercar, the instrument cluster in the IS F SPORT models features a Thin Film Transistor display that moves in concert with a sliding metallic-trimmed bezel, expanding and retracting digital screens when information is accessed.

STANDARD WEATHER AND TRAFFIC

  • 3-D NAVIGATION

    Offering added information and clarity, the available Navigation System [*] features three-dimensional overhead and street views.

  • TRAFFIC

    To help you arrive sooner, Lexus provides an industry-first subscription-free traffic service [*] with the standard HD Radio™ [*]. This feature offers up-to-date updates of road congestion on the main HD Radio display.

  • WEATHER

    An industry-first, standard weather service [*] offers real-time updates of changing conditions on the main display via HD Radio [*].

Lexus Enform®

Available next-generation Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect [*] offer more than the convenience [*] of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the ability to request emergency services at the press of a button. With advanced voice recognition, you can use the available App Suite [*] to make dinner reservations and order movie tickets on the fly.

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GIVE YOUR TRACK A SOUNDTRACK

It's only fitting that a vehicle this cutting-edge has audio technology to match. From Lexus-first innovations that enable you to pause and rewind HD Radio™ [*] to the 360-degree, three-dimensional sound of the available 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*], the IS raises the bar as well as your heart rate.

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  • DIMENSIONAL

    The rear speakers included with the available Mark Levinson Premium Surround System [*] feature an all-new acoustic lens design. By significantly widening the dispersion of sound, a larger "sweet spot" is created, enveloping every passenger with three-dimensional sound that rivals the finest home-audio systems.

  • CONVENIENT

    Listening to HD Radio [*] and want to hear that song again? Lexus-first radio caching technology automatically records the previous 20 minutes for convenient replay. And, to make sure every song sounds its best, the IS is the first Lexus to offer technology that automatically normalizes the volume based on the genre of music.

  • INNOVATIVE

    Though the three front speakers in the available Mark Levinson Premium Surround System [*] are only 90 mm across, you'd never know it from the high-fidelity sound they project. Featuring one motor and two speakers, a midrange and 16-mm tweeter, each speaker delivers full-range audio and offers 50% greater efficiency than a typical coaxial speaker.

HOT? COLD? JUST SWIPE.

Even its dual-zone climate-control system is precision-tuned. New electrostatic touch-based controls enable you and the front-seat passenger to change the temperature one degree at a time by swiping a finger up or down the control, or by pressing the arrows themselves.

  • HOT? COLD? JUST SWIPE.

    Even its dual-zone climate-control system is precision-tuned. New electrostatic touch-based controls enable you and the front-seat passenger to change the temperature one degree at a time by swiping a finger up or down the control, or by pressing the arrows themselves.

  • HOT? COLD? JUST SWIPE.

    Even its dual-zone climate-control system is precision-tuned. New electrostatic touch-based controls enable you and the front-seat passenger to change the temperature one degree at a time by swiping a finger up or down the control, or by pressing the arrows themselves.

  • HOT? COLD? JUST SWIPE.

    Even its dual-zone climate-control system is precision-tuned. New electrostatic touch-based controls enable you and the front-seat passenger to change the temperature one degree at a time by swiping a finger up or down the control, or by pressing the arrows themselves.

Safety

AGGRESSIVE STYLE. FRIENDLY FUNCTION.

The bold design of the IS headlamps can't help but attract attention. Except in this case. To help provide added visibility for drivers, even those not in an IS, available intelligent high-beam headlamps [*] offer added illumination when the road ahead is clear and temporarily switch to low-beam when they sense another vehicle ahead.


  • ANOTHER WAY IT SENDS A SIGNAL

    When the system is activated, available Lane Departure Alert [*] is designed to read the road's lane markings and alert you with audible and visual warnings if you begin to veer.

    LANE DEPARTURE ALERT
  • ANOTHER WAY IT SENDS A SIGNAL

    To help you change lanes with more confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor [*] is designed to warn you if it detects vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And, to help you back out of parking spaces with confidence, its Rear Cross-Traffic Alert [*] feature helps detect and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind on either side.

    BLIND SPOT MONITOR
  • ANOTHER WAY IT SENDS A SIGNAL

    To help you maintain a preset following distance from a vehicle traveling ahead, available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [*] can regulate the throttle and even apply¬† the brakes. And, when the road ahead clears, it can return your vehicle to the preselected speed.

    DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL

PASSIVE SAFETY

While an ordinary crash-test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus uses digital models comprising millions. The result of such an innovative approach to safety: The IS features a class-leading [*] standard 10-airbag system [*] that includes a side-impact airbag [*] design to help provide additional support for the torso and upper arm.

PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM

The available Advanced Pre-Collision System (PCS) [*] is engineered to detect an imminent frontal collision and automatically help to provide increased braking pressure the moment you step on the brake pedal. And, if you fail to apply the brakes, it's designed to automatically begin braking to help reduce impact speed.

Vehicle(s) shown may feature optional equipment.

MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. ©2006-2014 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. All information contained herein applies to U.S. vehicles only. [*]

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