$ 44,990
information 2018
Lexus IS 350 AWD USA

Lexus IS 350 AWD 2018

Lexu  “IS” is categorized as luxury sport sedan that is available with two different power trains depending upon the need and choice. It gives you all; great driving experience, better fuel economy and high quality luxurious exterior and interior.

Design Dynamics of Lexus IS 350:


Lexus “IS” has great looking exterior with bold front composed of big spindle grille which has also become the Lexus trade mark and beautifully designed LED headlights with day time running lights. Lexus vehicles for 2018 year looks much similar in their exterior designing like RC 300f have about same exterior & interior design other than that “IS” is a four door sedan while RC 300f is a 2doors coupe. Just like the RC 300f fog lamps on the car are not standard but you need to pay extra money to equip with those, on the rear side it has new amber turn signals and LED tail lights.


Interior of Lexus IS 350 is pretty good and quality vise it is certainly very competitive; not in this one but all 2018 years models of Lexus high quality interior, there is plenty of soft touch material all around on door panels, dashboard and around the center console. The biggest update done to Lexus vehicles is the up gradation of head unit with 10 inch screen that looks much better and modern now while the previous one was pretty small and out dated. From the long time Lexus has been competing against BMW 3 series to be the top selling vehicle in compact luxury sedan category but still need many up gradations to become better. Center console is pretty simple and easy to use but this is controlled by mouse like controller which can be much distracting while driving. Comparing the map quality with other vehicles of same class than Lexus should have to upgrade it because competitors like BMW & Audi have much better quality and also have Google earth like features, as Lexus have other features like live traffic alert but still quality is not as good as others because it looks little outdated. Another important feature missing in Lexus is android auto and apple car play that is so much disappointing again but overall interior is great; it has new auto dimming rear view mirror that looks more stylish and also do have sunroof for front seats.

Engine & Power:

There are two different power trains available as per need and choice it has standard 2 liter turbo charged four cylinder engine that have nice power and gives better fuel economy but if you are looking for better driving experience and more fun to drive car than you must go with 3.5 liter V6 that produces 306 horse power with 375nm@4800 rpm of torque. Top speed of the vehicle with 3.5 V6 is 139 miles per hour while it takes only 6.5 seconds to accelerate 0-60 miles per hour. With this new engine there has been increase in horse power by 5 that is good but hybrid version of IS still not available that could make 3.6 V6 little more economical.

Driving Experience:

It is one of the best driving vehicles in the compact luxury sedan but again depends on the power train, if you go with 3.5 V6 engine it gives you more power and acceleration and driving it is also so much nimble around the corners. It has 3 different driving modes those change throttle response, suspensions and steering wheel sensitivity and makes it more fun to drive vehicle.

Comfort & Safety:

It has one of the best front seats in the business those are so much comfortable and supportive as well, seats are power adjustable with lumbar support and has heating and ventilation as well. As for visibility it has lot of glass around which makes it easy to look around. On the rear side it has decent amount of head room with okay amount of leg room (leg room is not enough competitive in the segment).


Backup camera is standard on Lexus IS 350 and as per IIHS it has high safety ratings for all the sections leaving head lights those are just acceptable.

Lexus IS 350 Safety ratings.
Lexus IS 350 Safety ratings.



  • Handling
  • Interior Quality & finishing
  • Reliability
  • Safety


  • Android auto & apple car play missing
  • Rear leg room
  • Headlights
  • Maps

Check out one of the best review by DannyTheWildCard in Video Section, thanks 

Body Sedan
Drive AWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color N/A
Interior Color N/A
Engine Capacity (cc) 3498 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 311 Hp
Mileage N/A
  • Top speed 139 mph and 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT-I
  • Transmission: 6 speed super ECT automatic-inc: steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Transmission with driver selectable mode
  • Full time all wheel drive
  • 65 amp/Hr maintenance free battery
  • 100 amp alternator
  • Gas pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti roll bars
  • Quasi dual stainless steel exhaust with polished tailpipe finisher
  • Permanent locking hubs
  • 4 wheel Anti Lock Braking System | Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Steel spare wheel
  • Compact spare tire mounted inside under cargo
  • Clear coat paint
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting 1st row sunroof with sunshade
  • Body colored front bumper
  • Body colored rear bumper
  • Chrome side windows trim and black front windshield trim
  • Body colored door handles
  • Body colored power heated auto dimming side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicator
  • Fixed rear windows with defroster
  • Light tinted glass
  • Speed sensitive variable intermittent wipers
  • Fully galvanized steel panels
  • Front license plate bracket
  • Black grille with chrome surrounds
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • Front fog lamps
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • LED brake lights
  • Fully automatic projector beam led low beam daytime running auto leveling auto high beam headlamps with delay off
  • Radio: Lexus display audio-inc: AM/FM/in-dash CD | HD radio
  • Radio with seek scan | clock | steering wheel controls | voice activation and radio data system
  • Audi theft deterrent
  • Diversity antenna
  • 1 LCD monitor in the front
  • Heated front bucket seats
  • 60-40 folding bench front facing fold forward seatback rear seat
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Gauges-inc: speedometer | odometer | engine coolant temp | tachometer and trip computer
  • Power rear windows
  • Leather/metal look steering wheel
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cup holder
  • Compass
  • Proximity key for doors and push button start
  • Valet function
  • Remote releases entry with integrated key transmitter | 2 door curb/courtesy | illuminated entry | illuminated ignition switch and panic button
  • Remote releases-inc: power fuel
  • Home link garage door transmitter
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Distance pacing
  • Dual zone front automatic air conditioning
  • HVAC-inc: Under seat ducts and console ducts
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Driver foot rest
  • Leatherette door trim insert
  • Metal look gear shift knob
  • Interior trim-inc: metal look instrument panel insert | metal look door panel insert | console insert and chrome/metal look interior accents
  • Full cloth headliner
  • NuLuxe Seat trim
  • Day night auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination
  • Full floor console with covered storage | mini overhead console and 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Front and rear map lights
  • Fade to off interior lighting
  • Full carpet floor covering-inc: carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Carpet floor trim and carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door trim
  • Cargo space lights
  • FOB controls-inc: trunk/hatch/tailgate | windows and sunroof/convertible roof
  • Enform safety connect tracker system
  • Driver and passenger door bins
  • Power 1st row windows with front and rear 1 touch up/down
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Power door locks with auto lock feature
  • System monitor
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Analog display
  • Seats with leatherette back material
  • Manual adjustable front head restraints and manual adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front center armrest and rear center armrest with storage
  • 2 seatback storage pockets
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Engine immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Air filtration
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Side impact beams
  • Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Lexus enform with safety emergency sos
  • Lexus safety alert (Ida) with steering assist lane keeping warning
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
  • Airbag occupancy sensor
  • Driver and passenger knee airbag and rear side impact airbag
  • Rear child safety locks
  • First aid kit
  • Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point | height adjusters and pretensioners
  • Back up camera

Video Review of Lexus IS 350 2018

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