Lexus IS 350

Price
$ 36.01 Thousand
Top Speed
134 (mph)

This Luxury segment sedan car by Lexus is a good buy among the other luxury car in the series of BMW 335i and Mercedes – Benz 350. It houses a powerful 3.5 liter V6 engine with dual Variable Valve Timing and Direct Fuel Injection system delivering a robust power of 306 Hp. The car is having good handling as is expected in a sports sedan. The left and right turnings are sharp with other good interior and exterior features. The new IS 350 is a replacement of Lexus old model IS 300. The eminent changes made by the company in its model are the new “Liquid Graphite” finish for the wheels which give it an ecstatic look, re-calibrated the steering for a better grip and feel and revised front seat backs to allow more leg room in the rear. The base model of the car is available for $25400 with optional accessories for interior and exteriors. The MSRP price is $36005.

Review

Engine is 3.5 liter with Double Overhead Cam (DOHC). The V6 cylinder with 24 valves and with variable valve timings gives a tremendous power of 306 Hp @ 6400 rpm. The torque driving the rear wheels of the car is 277 ft-lbs. @4800 rpm giving the car a speed of 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. Car is having six speed paddle shift automatic transmission. Fuel economy is 18 mpg when in city and 25 mpg in highways. Engine type is Gas (Diesel). The fuel tank capacity is 17.1 gallon. Engine of the car is voted and praised for its power and silky smooth quiet operation. It has a double wishbone front suspension with multi-link rear suspension and separate suspension for all the four wheels which gives the rider of the car pretty good riding comfort.

Interior

The car is equipped with great interior upholstery for driving comfort in noiseless environment. It has a 10 way drive seat in front for the driver as well as for passenger seat. The seats are also having power adjustable lumbar support. The rear seats have arm rest which can be folded and under which there is storage area space to keep your essential items. There is also rear ventilation ducts in the car. The dashboard has a clock, tachometer, low fuel warning, compass and an external temperature display. The steering wheel is telescopic and can be tilted. It has cruise control, transmission control and audio controls embedded in it. The car is also having interior air filtration and a dual zone climatic control for driver and passengers. For in car entertainment it is having diversity antenna and 13 speakers with Am/Fm in-dash 6 CD player with CD MP3 playback stereo. It has a speed sensitive volume control, auxiliary MP3 audio input, one sub woofer and a radio data system.

Exterior

The car is available in 10 different colors as per standards. It is having variable intermittent wipers, rear glass defogger and a power glass sunroof. All the four windows are having power mirrors and heated mirrors with 4 one touch power windows. It is also having remote power door locks. It has 4 wheel ABS features, remote anti theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, engine immobilizer, front and rear ventilated disc brakes. The headlamps are provided sensors to shut off automatically and sensing dusk. The alloy wheels with liquid graphite finish gives an elegant look to the car. It is also having front fog driving lights.