This is my third IS, the first two were IS250's. The V-6 engines had a little less power, but got much better gas mileage on regular gas. The interiors from 2006 to 2016 are much cheaper with very little storage on the inside. Drink holders are almost at your elbows, making it unhandy to use. The voice recognition system is terrible; 50% of the time, you have to give up on completing a voice command. I carried to dealership, and they couldn't figure it out nor offer to do anything about it. When you finally successfully make a phone call command, you will get a list of everyone with the same last name to choose from, even when you give the phone number to be called. My understanding is that having bigger back tires on a car is a performance enhancement; this car does not have the power to rate a bigger rear tire than the front. If you think you need the 18" rims, they should carry the same size tires. The car is a very stylish looking car and the ride is ok, but I've had one with the 17" rims, and it had a far superior ride than the ones with the 18" rims. The trunk space is adequate for a car this size, but the opening is fairly small, making it hard to get a large suitcase or a large cooler in the trunk. The "computer mouse" that controls almost everything is very difficult to use, especially if you are driving, but your are almost forced to use it because voice commands are difficult to complete.
The car cannot compete against the competion in any way, best thing about the car is the looks, the interior is good. The performance of this vehicle is HORRIBLE! $50,000 car that cant keep up with cars half the price, i regret leasing this vehicle, when i could have leased a srt8 charger for the same price that has more interior space, better entertaint system and a much faster car over 400hp compared to my 240hp lexus. Im very disappointed in this vehicle, and i will not be purchasing a lexus ever again. The price for what you get is terrible compared to all the competiton.
I love this car! I'll update the review after I've been behind the wheel longer, but so far its been pretty amazing. The only downside is that everyday I see around 5-10 of the same exact car driving around, even down to the color inside and out. A popular car and now I know why. I am a go against the grain type of guy but I'll swim with the school on this one. Its worth it.
The futures on this vehicle are amazing! The blind spot monitoring system is very helpful, especially on the highway! It's difficult to find an excellent backup camera, but the one on this vehicle is perfect! The red interior on it completes the sporty yet sophisticated look.
This car is great, perfect for my teenager son, the problem is the tires. It came with dunlop tires that last only 15K miles. Took to the dealer for regular maintenance and they find out the the wear tires worn out at 15K miles, all of the four and they need to be changed ASAP. Called Dunlop and they send me to another tire shop, they checked the tires and they agree with the dealer, tires need to be replaced. They quoted me over $ 900. I went to Sams club and I've got new tires for $ 626 (no dunlop). Disappointed with Lexus, Lexus needs to make sure to deliver new is200t cars with good tires. I had three others lexus that did not have this problem, tires need to be replace at least after two years or 30K miles.