Sometimes things should be simple, and that is the case with the 2017 Lexus IS. It is a standard sport compact sedan without many surprises and jumping out of the safety zone, so people who want a car with the basic equipment in this class should consider the buying this one. However, new Lexus is not poor and bad car at all. It has many things which will help to them to stands in the same line with the American or Germany cars, and it looks and design is surely on the top of the list of its advantages in that field.
2017 Lexus IS has redesigned its front end and outside look, so it is better and modern now. Main changes have happened in the front end, where is recognizable Lexus’s mesh grille, with thin curved LED front lights, horizontal and well incorporated in the bent line on the hood. Below them are interesting L-shaped fog lights and two intakes in shape of the triangle. The rear end is a little higher, conjured up with the deeply curved line from the bottom of the front end to the top of the rear one. The rear end has rhomboidal taillights, which continue to the side of the car. Bottom of the rear bumper has mesh plastic protection.
Lexus cannot be what it is without the popular high-tech devices and system. The same case is in the cabin of 2017 Lexus IS, too. The interesting and quality touchpad stands above the air vents, showing all needed commands. This resolution, however, has been marked as bad, due to difficult approach to that touchpad. The dashboard is wide and modern, made of quality plastic, while steering wheel is covered with the leather. Basic model includes Bluetooth, USB input, sunroof, LED headlights, steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls, Siri Eyes Free for Apple iPhones and keyless ignition.
The engine in 2017 Lexus IS is standard for the sedans in the class, meaning 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 241 horsepower, paired with eight-speed automatic transmission. The driving goes on rear wheels, with the option of having an all-wheel driving system on demand. Higher trims have stronger engines, so the next one is 3.5-liter V6 turbo engine with 306 horsepower; also match with eight-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Lexus IS Prices
The official starting price for the IS TURBO model is $37,825. The prices will go up depending on the trim level. Here are other starting prices for the model (price sorce – Lexus):
– 2017 IS 300 Starting at $40,200
– 2017 IS 300 F SPORT Starting at $43,345
– 2017 IS TURBO F SPORT: Starting at $41,370
– 2017 IS 350 Starting at $41,370
– 2017 IS 350 F SPORT Starting at $44,525
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