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2014 Lexus IS 350

Long regarded as one of the best driver's cars of all time, the BMW 3 Series has always been targeted by luxury automakers trying to create their own exciting, bang-for-the-buck sport sedan. For years, BMW has managed to ward off would-be rivals to its iconic 3 Series, but the combination of a softened F30 and solid, hard-hitting competitors could soon relieve the car of its crown. While the all-new Cadillac ATS has received the most publicity in this segment since its introduction, the 2014 Lexus IS has come on strong in its third generation to put plenty of heat on the 3 Series as the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
306 HP / 277 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$39,465
As-Tested Price:
$45,325
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    Teased: 'Next Lexus F' teased ahead of Detroit debut
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    We've got absolutely zero actual information from the automaker on what its "Next Lexus F" will be, other than what was just released today in this brief press release and lone teaser image, but our best guess is that it's the next-generation IS-F sedan. The timing would make sense, considering that the latest IS just hit the market earlier this year as a ...

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    SEMA: Lexus IS spans the generations at SEMA
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    The big news in the world of Lexus might be its polarizing new IS, but that hasn't stopped exhibitors at the SEMA show from experimenting with all three generations of the Japanese 3 Series fighter. Let's talk about this third-generation IS, because it's, um, different. Designed by Rob Evans, it's a contest winner from DeviantArt (click the link to see ...

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    Official: Lexus IS, new and old, and LFA to make splash at SEMA
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    Lexus has announced its Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show cars: a group of eight Lexus IS sedans spanning all three generations, and a 2012 LFA supercar. One of the show cars, a custom 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport, is a creation penned by IS fan Rob Evans, the winner of a contest to design a Lexus SEMA show car. The standouts in the group ...

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    Official: Lexus IS to get Deviant at SEMA
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    It's time to start gathering intel on SEMA, and it starts with this drawing of a modified 2014 Lexus IS. Lexus ran a competition on DeviantART, an online community for artists, to find a suitably modified IS that it could build and display at the temple of all things aftermarket in Las Vegas. The winner, as judged by a four-person panel from among more ...

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    Lexus IS 300h teases American audience in Detroit
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    Here's the key line from today's announcement about the 2014 Lexus IS300h, the hybrid version of the new IS: it will "be available in Europe, Japan,and select international markets." In other words, you can see it at the Detroit Auto Show, but you won't be able to buy it here. William Kwong, public relations specialist for Lexus, told AutoblogGreen that ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Lexus IS brings boldest design yet to entry-level luxury
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    Lexus is evidently dead serious about removing some of the starch from its collar, as evidenced by the boldly styled new IS sedan just unveiled here at the Detroit Auto Show. We didn't know what to make of Lexus' entry-level sport sedan when we first saw images of it earlier this week. Dominated by the gaping maw of a spindle grille and flanked by ...

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    Official: Lexus bringing next-gen IS to Detroit
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    With ES, GS and LS models all now minty fresh at your local Lexus showroom, it was only a matter of time before we had official word that the company's IS had a replacement in the wings. That word has come down today in an ultra brief press release that names the date and venue that the sheet will be pulled on the new car: January 15th in Detroit at the ...

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    Paris: Lexus LF-CC Concept is a tidy, welcome look into brand's future [w/video]
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    Wider and lower than it appears in the press photos, the Lexus LF-CC concept is an exceptionally crisp evolution of Lexus' L-Finesse design language – in fact, once away from the oversized spindle grille, just following the lines of the coupe leads one to think of origami. The coupe takes pointers from the LF-LC concept shown earlier this way and is ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Rear-wheel drive Toyota Mark X had us at "mite-suppressing agent"
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    Remember back when Toyota actually offered rear-wheel drive cars? Sure, a production version of the FT-86 concept is on the way, and yes, you can get a Toyota-branded truck or plump for a Lexus that routes its power out back – but when was the last time Americans could get a proper rear-driver from the Japanese automaker? It had to be back in 2005 ...

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    Chicago 2009: Lexus expands F-sport parts to includes GS, IS convertible and IS AWD
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    Lexus wasn't doing much in the Windy City this week, so it used the opportunity to release a new line of F-Sport accessories for the GS, IS AWD and upcoming IS C.Thankfully, Lexus is keeping the majority of its F-Sport items focused on performance, beginning with 18- or 19-inch wheels and six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes, each equipped with ...

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    Lexus unveils IS 250 Sports Concept in Sydney
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    At the ongoing Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the same show where Australian sportscar-maker Elfin took the wraps off its new Type 5 Clubman, Lexus unveiled a new version of its IS 250 sports sedan called the Sports Concept. So what, you ask is the Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept? Think of it as IS F-light, but not quite as light on substance ...

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    Updated 2009 Lexus IS images arrive on web
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    Click above to view gallery of the 2009 Lexus ISWhile work is reportedly be done on developing a cabrio version of the Lexus IS and a lighter-weight version of the fire breathing IS-F, the IS 250 and 350 need some attention too. They're receiving mild updates for the 2009 model year, images of which have found their way onto the web. Though not expected to ...

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    SEMA 2007: Lexus F-Sport performance accessories
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    click above image for high-res pics of the entire F-Sport line of accessories Lexus is using the F brand to launch itself into the arena of premium luxury sports cars. Hitched to the wagon of the recently introduced IS-F is the next salvo: F-Sport performance accessories. Presumably, if you like to tune your cars with manufacturer-backed parts, or if you ...

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    Detroit Sneak Peak: Lexus IS-F
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    This past Monday's article in Automotive News, let loose that Lexus was in the process of developing a new line of vehicles that seeks to compete in the luxury performance market currently occupied by BMW, Audi and Mercedes.Well, word is that Lexus will be unveiling its IS-F sedan tomorrow, ahead of its official debut in Detroit, and decided to drop this ...

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    Finalists announced for 2006 World Car of the Year
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    May I have the envelope, please? Not quite yet. However... the finalists are: BMW 3-Series Honda Civic/Civic Hybrid Land Rover Range Rover Sport Lexus IS Mazda MX-5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Cayman S Suzuki Swift Volkswagen Passat The finalists were selected by a jury ...

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