Lexus IS Series

Lexus’ entry-level (sometimes referred to as compact) luxury sedan series is the Lexus IS. The Lexus IS was first introduced in 1998 as the Lexus IS 200 and IS 300, a sports model below the Lexus ES in the brand’s line-up. Opposite of the ES series, the IS offers drivers a sportier ride and feel without sacrificing Lexus’ luxurious amenities that owners have grown to love. Today’s Lexus IS offers a variety of drivetrain options from a 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbo engine with rear-wheel drive to a 3.5L, naturally aspirated 306 horsepower V6 with All-Wheel Drive.

Lexus IS Awards and Accolades

Since 2000, the Lexus IS has received over 40 awards and additional praise in quality, dependability, and value. J.D. Power and Associates, Kelley Blue Book, and IntelliChoice are just a few highly reputable organizations that have bestowed several awards on to the Lexus IS. Editors of Popular Mechanics, Esquire, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance have also given honorable mentions in regards to the Lexus sports sedan’s excellence and value. [view all awards]