2015 Lexus IS Gets Technology Updates


  • 2015 Lexus IS 350 Picture

    2015 Lexus IS 350 Picture

    The 2015 Lexus IS gets some technology updates and a slightly revised cabin. | July 02, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Lexus IS, which was substantially revised for 2014, gets some technology updates and a tweaked cabin for the new model year.
  • All 2015 IS models get Siri Eyes Free technology, which is compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models.
  • The revised interior includes piano black trim on the window switches and instrument panel.

TORRANCE, California — The 2015 Lexus IS, which was substantially revised for 2014, gets some technology updates and a tweaked cabin for the new model year.

The 2015 IS goes on sale later this summer. Pricing has not been announced.

All 2015 IS models get Siri Eyes Free technology, which is compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models. Siri responds to verbal requests to play music from iTunes and get turn-by-turn navigation and calendar information.

The Lexus IS models add the Lexus Enform Remote, which allows the owner to remotely view and control certain vehicle features using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. A one-year trial subscription to Lexus Enform Remote is included.

The revised interior includes piano black trim on the window switches and instrument panel.

Other new items include LED foglamps and heated and ventilated front seats added to the 2015 Lexus IS F Sport model. The F Sport AWD model also gets a heated steering wheel. The heated steering wheel is also an option on non-F Sport models.

A new Stratus Gray interior replaces Light Gray. The back-up monitor in the 2015 IS adds grid lines to aid parking maneuvers.

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 features the carryover 204-horsepower 2.5-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Lexus IS 350 is equipped with the carryover 306-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Key competitors to the Lexus IS include the 2014-'15 Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Edmunds says: The 2014 Lexus IS had a major makeover, so the changes for 2015 are minor. Pricing will be updated here as it becomes available.

Comments

  • duke84 duke84 Posts:

    There's a known glitch in the 2014 IS 250s where the system will reboot while driving. Hopefully they've corrected that in the new year model. The last thing you want is Siri coming undone due to software issue!

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