2012 Lexus IS 350 Review and News – MotorAuthority

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A facelifted Lexus IS was introduced year, including updated of both the sedan and folding convertible, so for 2012 the updates been kept to a minimum.

You can order the car in several different including the base IS 250, IS 350, and high-performance IS F.

Lexus is also offering again an F-Sport package for its IS which essentially adds sportier wheels and aero inspired by the units on the IS F.

While of its rivals are turning to downsized engines with turbocharging, is soldiering on with a pair of V-6 for its regular IS models and a big V-8 for the IS F.

The IS 350 sports a silky smooth V-6, which is rated at 306 and 277 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed is the only transmission option and combined with the 3.5-liter V-6 accelerate the IS 350 to 60 mph from rest in a 5.6 seconds.

The engine, while smooth, can a little underpowered compared to though it returns some fuel economy numbers. EPA for the rear-wheel-drive IS 350 are 19/27 mpg city/highway, the all-wheel-drive model nets mpg city/highway.

Given the similarity the two, we’d suggest for the added safety of all-wheel-drive, if you live in some of the Northern

While its styling hasn’t much since launch than six years ago, the IS 350 is one of the best looking sedans in its Some minor updates last year include new tips, HID headlamps with LED lamps. and a new 17-inch wheel

Out on the road, the IS 350 feels quite but never quite on the same dynamic ground as the BMW 3-Series or G37. Note, the rear-wheel model has a slightly better feel than the all-wheel-drive

Inside, there’s plenty of with leather on most premium feeling materials, and a list of standard features. goodies include a 13-speaker system and Bluetooth, iPod and USB An even better 14-speaker Levinson sound system is worth the upgrade, as is a touch-screen system and Lexus Enform feature.

For more on the 2012 Lexus IS including a close look at its performance, quality, and safety, over to our sister site The Car for the full review.

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