Brace yourself for an uninhibited driving experience. For added engagement and lightning-fast gear changes, every IS features steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The IS all-wheel drive models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, while rear-wheel drive models boast the same quick-shifting, eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission used in Lexus F models. In addition to including downshift throttle-blipping for more precise shifting and quicker response, the rear-wheel drive IS models are so advanced that their shifting varies with G-forces, allowing a lower gear to be held throughout the turn, providing maximum response when accelerating out.
Tested and tuned on six iconic tracks, including the Fuji Speedway, the IS includes added performance enhancements that help create an unprecedented visceral connection to the road.
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 a dial.
The embrace of the low-set, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat (including lumbar) and the eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat help you feel the connection to the road. The seat, pedals, steering wheel and even the windshield wipers are positioned and angled for a more dynamic driving experience without sacrificing comfort or visibility.
The available 15-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson®* Premium Surround Sound Audio System features patented, proprietary Clari-Fi®* technology that restores audio quality from compressed music, resulting in crisp, clear, dynamic sound from any source. This, combined with technology designed to create an expansive “sweet spot” of audio, envelops every passenger in three-dimensional sound that rivals the finest home audio systems.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
To help you change lanes with confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And for added peace of mind, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side.
Helping to dissipate the force of a collision, crumple zones in the front and rear are intentionally designed to compress at a controlled rate, helping protect occupants within the more rigid passenger compartment.