2014 - 2016 Lexus IS

2014 - 2016 Lexus IS Exterior
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  • Lexus IS
  • Year:
    2014- 2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    36100
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“Change” has been a staple for the IS throughout its 18-year history. That was the case then and it remains so today.

The Lexus IS first came into the auto scene back in 1998 as the company was keen to enter the entry-level luxury sedan segment. It took until the year 2000 for the IS to enter the U.S., but once it was here, the IS has been a staple in the market.

Since its arrival, the IS has evolved into more than just a cheaper alternative to the ES sedan. The first generation IS only came in sedan and wagon variants, but all that changed when the second generation model arrived in 2005 with a high-performance V-8 sedan (the IS F) and two hardtop convertible versions (the IS 250 C and the IS 350 C) being added into the model range. That generation lasted for eight years before Lexus unveiled the third generation IS in 2013. Not surprisingly, the latest - and current - iteration of the IS also came with an expanded menu of new variants, namely the IS 300h hybrid and the performance-tuned F Sport package.

To be clear, the IS hasn’t been perfect. There have been some missteps throughout its journey to relevancy. Questionable engine choices have been made, specifically the lackluster 2.5-liter V-6 that used on the 2014 IS 250 AWD. For the most, part, though, the entry-level luxury sedan has proven its worth against the institutions of the segment.

Lexus has just unveiled the 2016 IS], and to no one’s surprise, it’s arriving with some notable changes, including the addition of the IS 300 AWD and 200t models, and the discontinuation of the IS 200 AWD and IS 250 AWD.
The question now is: can it finally make the leap to challenge the same institutions?

Continue reading to read more about the 2016 Lexus IS.

 

Latest Lexus IS news and reviews:

The BMW M3 Has Lexus Spooked So Bad that there Won't Be a Next-Gen IS F

The BMW M3 Has Lexus Spooked So Bad that there Won’t Be a Next-Gen IS F

Is the BMW M3 and AMG C63 so good that Lexus is afraid to compete?
2020 Lexus IS F Sport Blackline Edition

2020 Lexus IS F Sport Blackline Edition

Another round of the Black Line Edition may be what the doctor ordered for the Lexus IS F 300 Sport
2019 Lexus IS300 F Sport

2019 Lexus IS300 F Sport

A mixed bag of good, bad, and ugly
The 2021 Lexus IS Could Inherit the 2020 Toyota Supra's BMW-Sourced Inline-Six

The 2021 Lexus IS Could Inherit the 2020 Toyota Supra’s BMW-Sourced Inline-Six

Could Bimmer’s six-cylinder engine be what the Lexus IS needs to beat BMW with its own engine?
Lexus Could Bring Back the IS F in 2020 With a Strange Engine

Lexus Could Bring Back the IS F in 2020 With a Strange Engine

The last IS F had a 5.0-liter V-8 that was also taken from the LS
Two More Sedans Could Head to the Chopping Block as Lexus Contemplates its Future

Two More Sedans Could Head to the Chopping Block as Lexus Contemplates its Future

Spoiler Alert – It’s the IS and the GS!
The 2017 Lexus IS Interior's Big Annoyance: Form over Function

The 2017 Lexus IS Interior’s Big Annoyance: Form over Function

Sometimes pretty doesn’t equal usable
Lexus unveils LIT IS; aka an IS wrapped in almost 42k LEDs

Lexus unveils LIT IS; aka an IS wrapped in almost 42k LEDs

Does this make up for the weird Sriracha IS? Maybe....
2017 Lexus Sriracha IS

2017 Lexus Sriracha IS

Care for some hot sauce on this special edition Lexus IS?
Lexus Gets Spicy With The Sriracha IS In Los Angeles

Lexus Gets Spicy With The Sriracha IS In Los Angeles

A chili-inspired sedan turns up the heat in L.A.
2017 Lexus IS

2017 Lexus IS

The IS got a nose job, new safety features, and some updated technology
2015 Lexus IS 350C - Driven

2015 Lexus IS 350C - Driven

Lexus Unveils Drivable IS Full-Size Origami

Lexus Unveils Drivable IS Full-Size Origami

2014 - 2016 Lexus IS

2014 - 2016 Lexus IS

2016 Lexus IS 200t

2016 Lexus IS 200t

Lexus Trademarks IS 300 and RC 300

Lexus Trademarks IS 300 and RC 300

Lexus Looking for a Viable Solution for a New Convertible

Lexus Looking for a Viable Solution for a New Convertible

2015 Lexus IS Crafted Line Edition

2015 Lexus IS Crafted Line Edition

Latest Driven Reviews:

2016 Lexus IS C

2016 Lexus IS C

Lexus IS-F Officially Discontinued

Lexus IS-F Officially Discontinued

2015 Lexus IS C

2015 Lexus IS C

2014 Lexus IS 350C F Sport - Driven

2014 Lexus IS 350C F Sport - Driven

2014 Lexus IS 300h Executive Edition

2014 Lexus IS 300h Executive Edition

2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport & a NASCAR Roadtrip

2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport & a NASCAR Roadtrip

Latest supercars:

Is This The Future Lexus IS-F?

Is This The Future Lexus IS-F?

World Car of the Year Candidates Officially Announced

World Car of the Year Candidates Officially Announced

Lexus may Reveal the New IS F Next Year

Lexus may Reveal the New IS F Next Year

Lexus F-Range to Spawn Hybrid Sports Cars

Lexus F-Range to Spawn Hybrid Sports Cars

2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport by Vossen Wheels

2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport by Vossen Wheels

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport by Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport by Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo

Latest Videos:

2014 Lexus IS 350 AWD

2014 Lexus IS 350 AWD

Top-Ten Best Performance Sedans

Top-Ten Best Performance Sedans

2014 Lexus IS F

2014 Lexus IS F

2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan DeviantART by Rob Evans

2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan DeviantART by Rob Evans

Lexus Teases a New Concept for the Frankfurt Auto Show

Lexus Teases a New Concept for the Frankfurt Auto Show

Lexus Asks for Your Help Designing an IS 350 F-Sport for SEMA

Lexus Asks for Your Help Designing an IS 350 F-Sport for SEMA

Latest Wallpapers:

Spy Shots: Lexus IS F Coupe (AKA RC F) Hits Nurburgring

Spy Shots: Lexus IS F Coupe (AKA RC F) Hits Nurburgring

The Next Lexus IS F Could Arrive Without a V-8 Engine

The Next Lexus IS F Could Arrive Without a V-8 Engine

Lexus IS-F CCS-R will Compete in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Lexus IS-F CCS-R will Compete in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

2016 Lexus IS Coupe

2016 Lexus IS Coupe

2014 Lexus IS by TRD

2014 Lexus IS by TRD

Lexus Will Drop the IS-F Sports Sedan

Lexus Will Drop the IS-F Sports Sedan

Latest spy shots:

Video: Another Example of How Not to Drift

Video: Another Example of How Not to Drift

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport

2013 Lexus IS-F Race Cars by Mauer Racing

2013 Lexus IS-F Race Cars by Mauer Racing

Video: Jay Leno Gets an Exclusive Look at the 2013 Lexus IS

Video: Jay Leno Gets an Exclusive Look at the 2013 Lexus IS

2013 Lexus IS F Twin Turbo "Black Mamba" by Fox Marketing

2013 Lexus IS F Twin Turbo "Black Mamba" by Fox Marketing

Lexus offers up details on a "possible" IS-F Coupe

Lexus offers up details on a "possible" IS-F Coupe

Latest supercars:

Spy Shots: 2014 Lexus IS Continues Testing

Spy Shots: 2014 Lexus IS Continues Testing

Lexus is heading to Paris and Bringing a new Concept along

Lexus is heading to Paris and Bringing a new Concept along

Next-Gen Lexus IS-F may get a twin-turbo V6

Next-Gen Lexus IS-F may get a twin-turbo V6

Video: About as Close as You Will Get to Racing an IS F Around the `Ring

Video: About as Close as You Will Get to Racing an IS F Around the `Ring

TopSpeed Rendering: 2013 Lexus IS-F Convertible

TopSpeed Rendering: 2013 Lexus IS-F Convertible

2013 Lexus IS-F Convertible

2013 Lexus IS-F Convertible

Latest Driven Reviews:

2012 Lexus IS-F CCS-R Race Car

2012 Lexus IS-F CCS-R Race Car

Spy Shots: 2014 Lexus IS caught testing for the first time

Spy Shots: 2014 Lexus IS caught testing for the first time

Video: Lexus IS-F drift goes wrong even before it starts

Video: Lexus IS-F drift goes wrong even before it starts

Lexus plans to offer nine new or updated products this year

Lexus plans to offer nine new or updated products this year

2012 Lexus IS-F Circuit Club Sport

2012 Lexus IS-F Circuit Club Sport