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Full Review of the 2013 IS 350 awd

2013 Lexus IS 350 awd

Lexus has known for luxury, sure, but mostly synonymous with luxury. That’s not a big problem as a huge market out there for types of vehicles, but something has been happening at Toyota and lately where the brand is infused with sportiness and and it all started with the IS. The first IS started production in 1999 at the time, was the only Lexus I’d consider buying.

Fast to 2005 where they out the second generation with curves and a much more stance, and I found myself lusting after the car. really started heating up they decided to let some engineers drop a screaming V8 the car and create the IS-F. This was the real attempt by Lexus at into the luxury sports and today they are working on an F-Sport into every

This car is really sharp but the design has been around for time now. Eight is quite awhile for one design to around, especially when the of the product line is evolving you. Luckily, we’ve seen the all new 2014 Lexus IS and it spectacular.

Back to our 2013 though, not much has changed in the few years.

Inside is much the The seats are comfortable and plush great looking and feeling All the controls are laid out in a fairly fashion.

One update they’ve made for over the prior year is in the system, which now includes HD with iTunes tagging and a app suite. This helps the infotainment system into the age a bit.

We’ve reviewed the IS C which is the hardtop-convertible coupe in the IS but this year we’re at the IS 350 awd sedan. As you’d expect, the two even being separated by a few are extremely close to being inside. Of course, outside we a few more doors.

One gripe I had my week of driving the car was the interior The interior seems much than it should be. The cabin downright cramped at some

Whether you’re cruising or aggressively, the transmission tunnel way to far into your foot making it uncomfortable to drive. I some friends that I have driven the IS recently this as I don’t remember it an issue with the IS C and they no discomfort, but after sitting in the seat and having it pointed out to they could feel I was talking about. It may just be a foot thing, not sure, but it was uncomfortable to me.

Something that helped us our discomfort was the fun factor. Our tester was the IS 350 housed a 3.5-liter V6 pushing and 277-lb. ft. of torque. The power of this engine was aggressive and considering all the 4-cylinder sedans driven recently.

Matched up with this V6 was a 6-speed automatic transmission a manual shift mode. I’d describe this system as that’s wrong with shifting transmissions in sports You give your suggestion on gear you want to be in and the computer if it likes your choice or

You can put it in a high gear and it will without your consent. You can put it in a low and it will shift up without consent or even being to redline. No matter what you have the transmission set to, including it just doesn’t work.

I was disappointed.

I was even more in the transmission when the roads twisty and it was time to start the IS aggressively. The steering feel in car is among the better in its class. up some back country in Texas is made easy the ride and feel of this but be prepared to be annoyed when the decides it doesn#8217;t like gear selection.

What about cost? car has many great competitors the always spectacular BMW 3-Series. The really is where it’s at you want a sporty sedan, but be to pony up a little more Our tester had an MSRP of $46,165 is a lot, but still competitively

You may also be looking at the C-Class if you’re cross shopping the IS. the Lexus feels a little sporty, but the C300 is one great as well. Another competitor, and one of my looking cars in this is the Audi A4.

You can actually pick up an A4 for a few grand than the Lexus and you’re not sacrificing in luxury, but you will be in cylinders, displacement, and horsepower.

a full week with the I’m left a little indifferent. I the looks, I like the power, and I the sporty feel you get while the car. I’m not too happy with the space and I’m utterly disappointed in the I’m actually really looking to driving the 2014 model as I’m hoping they’ll be able to beyond these small

We drove the all new Lexus GS 350 F-Sport a few back and really loved car so hopefully the new IS will really

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