Throw away those scraps of paper and pull yourself up to a keyboard, as Lexus has launched the online configurator for its all-new 2014 IS sedan. The base price for the entry-level IS 250 RWD is $36,845 (all listed prices include the $895 delivery fee), delivering a 2.5-liter V6 rated at 204 horsepower that provides enough thrust for a 0-60 sprint in 7.7 seconds. The range-topping IS 350 AWD starts at $42,595, packed with a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 306 horsepower that will deliver 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds.

After choosing an engine and driveline, the configurator will offer eight exterior colors and five interior upholstery shades (some combinations, such as selecting Obsidian over Rioja Red NuLuxe leather, require upgrades such as the F Sport package). Consumers are then offered four different bundled option packages as enhancements. The least expensive is Navigation ($4,670), followed by the aforementioned F Sport ($5,800) and a choice between two luxury packages ($7,195) with light or dark wood trim.

Last to come are the accessories and dealer-installed options such as remote engine start, glass-break sensor, wheel locks and a cargo net. Go crazy with your choices, as we did, and the price will exceed $50,000. Head over to the Lexus IS configurator, and check it out for yourself.


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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really dig this car, but have to question that base 250 price. Lexus' configurator is absolutely awful, and isn't worthy of building a Fiesta, let alone luxury cars.
      jessesrq
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can get an F-Sport model with a power adjustable steering wheel, but not with rain-sending wipers, memory seats, parking sensors, wood trim, or electrochromic mirrors. I wonder how this strategy will work for Lexus, compared to BMW's strategy of letting buyers combine virtually any combination of sport and luxury options.
      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lexus build configurator is a joke. You can get every option a la carte, its not limited to 3 packages.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      where is the option to change the front lights?!
      Stacey Snyder
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone else find it strange that Lexus decides to use Mazda's Laguna Seca as the location for their photos?
        USCTrojan4JC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Stacey Snyder
        I hope Mazda charged them an arm and a leg for them to shoot that there.
          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @USCTrojan4JC
          You do know that Mazda doesn't actually own Laguna Seca right? They're just the sponsor.
      ihyln
      • 1 Year Ago
      The car looks like it has a hairlip
      aggybong
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's pretty, but why do they have a V6 that only puts out 200HP and only gets 30MPG highway?
        dea5787
        • 1 Year Ago
        @aggybong
        Exactly. Lexus is about 10 years behind on their efficiency. A 328i is about as quick as the IS350 yet gets WAY better gas mileage. Heck, even the 335i gets better mpg than the IS250. That\'s just pathetic Lexus, you should be ashamed. Yet, people will still flock to the IS250 and buy them up like there\'s no tomorrow.
          seabetterright
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dea5787
          And people will still flock to BMW even after their repair bills pile up and their "TwinPower" turbocharged 3's fuel system gives up on them in the middle of a busy city intersection.
          Helix
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dea5787
          Because the IS250 has a smooth V6 vs. a turbo 4 in the beemer.
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        PiCASSO
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yup... I will be lucky to find a non-F Sport RWD model here in Chicago... because of all the snow we get all year long. I think it snowed 3-times this past winter, and the additional $2,500 of up front costs, additional fuel spent each year, and maintenance is all worth it for those 3-4 times it snows. /s If I decide to replace my 2006 IS350 RWD, I will pick-up a pre-owned from southern states...
        action3500
        • 1 Year Ago
        RWD is impossible to buy in Northern states unless you're willing to special order the car and pay SUBSTANTIAL premium. So in that respect, configurator works as intended. Lexus and Infiniti still have a lot of catching up to do to BMW when it comes to custom ordered cars.
      SethG
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will be interesting to see how the 250 sells. Doesn't seem like the price premium for the 350 is that great. I imagine most will opt for the larger engine. Infiniti tried this approach with the GS and ended up pulling the plug on the smaller V6 fairly quickly.
        VL00
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SethG
        Only 10% of previous gen IS's had the large engine.
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        jessesrq
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SethG
        Like most cars in this class, the base model with popular options will comprise the majority of sales because they command reasonable lease rates and represent a reasonable step up from family sedans.
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've never seen a car that looks so polarly opposite between the interior and exterior, at least in my taste. I have such a hard time with that nose, but that interior looks addictive.
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          Todd Fleming
          • 1 Year Ago
          why would they compare those vehicles the ATS is not the same class as the is350? Im liking the direction Caddy has taken, and not where Lexus is going. The company is starting to look lost.
          Ben
          • 1 Year Ago
          A better class than this mish mash of design - my nephews could draw something better with a crayon.
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          miketim1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ WMB Way to shut em up. Good post
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      DarkKnight67
      • 1 Year Ago
      $40k for a pig with lipstick.
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