Used 2016 Lexus IS 300

2016 Lexus IS 300
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2016 Lexus IS 300

Pros

  • Attractive interior with top-quality materials
  • front seats are very comfortable, and there's plenty of room for adults in the backseat
  • plentiful standard features
  • predictable and precise steering inspires driver confidence in corners.

Cons

  • Navigation system's mouselike Remote Touch interface is distracting to use.
Lexus IS 300 years
2016

Used 2016 Lexus IS 300 for Sale

Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
43,058 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$30,900
Est.Loan: $563/mo
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L/CERTIFIED!!! CLEAN CARFAX!!! PREMIUM PACKAGE!!! NAVIGATION!!! HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS!!! BACKUP CAMERA!!! BLIND SPOT MONITOR!!! This Vehicle is L/Certified with Warranty Coverage up to 6 years from the Date of first use and Unlimited Miles!! You will also receive Complimentary Scheduled maintenance for the next 2 years or 20,000 miles!! With 24/7 roadside assistance and trip interruption services. Peace of mind that extends beyond the vehicles original warranty. Thats not all!! It has been through a rigorous 161 point SAFETY and QUALITY inspection! Our Service department is open from 5:30am to 11:00pm 365 days a year!!! NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!!! With FREE Wi-Fi internet Caf�, Childrens Play Area, Snacks, massage chairs and Sports Lounge. Be a part of the Pohanka Lexus family. Pohanka Lexus At your Service since 1919 Many of our Vehicles are not yet listed on the internet so please contact us to find what you are you looking for. *SiriusXM satellite radio (complimentary 90-day trial subscription included)
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
29,690 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$26,604
Est.Loan: $484/mo
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2016 Lexus IS 300 in Silver Lining Metallic, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, LEATHER INTERIOR, LOW MILES, MOONROOF, ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN, HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
12,427 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$30,690
Est.Loan: $559/mo
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$695 Below Market
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"Silver Lining Metallic 2016 Lexus IS 300 AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with ECT-i 3.5L V6 DOHC Dual VVT-i 24V AWD
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
41,474 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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$300 Below Market
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MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS..boom-extension-active{cursor: crosshair !important}.boom-extension-active *:hover{cursor: crosshair !important}.boom-extension-hovered-element{outline: 2px solid rgba(130, 170, 210, .6) !important}.boom-extension-expanded-element{background: transparent !important;border: 0 !important;float: none !important;margin-left: auto !important;margin-right: auto !important;padding-left: 0 !important;padding-right: 0 !important;position: relative !important;max-width: initial !important;min-width: initial !important;width: 100% !important;}
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
14,018 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$29,981
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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Just arrived! This Luxury 2016 IS 300 AWD 4dr Sdn in Obsidian with Black interior comes equipped with Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Heated outside rear view mirror, Navigation System w/Remote Touch Interface, LED headlamps (low/high beam), Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Backup Monitor and much more! Lexus confidently stands behind our exceptional luxury vehicles with the Lexus L/Certified Limited Warranty !! THIS INCREDIBLE WARRANTY PROGRAM COVERS YOUR LEXUS FOR TWO YEARS/UNLIMITED MILES FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. THE COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY BEGINS AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE ORIGINAL FACTORY WARRANTY OF 4 YEARS/50,000 MILES -- PROVIDING YOU WITH A 6-YEAR/UNLIMITED MILE WARRANTY ON LEXUS CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES. PLUS, YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS OR 20,000 MILES (WHICHEVER COMES FIRST) . The L/Certified Limited Warranty offers the same coverage and privileges new car buyers receive. Lexus is also known for excellent financing, with rates on approved credit from 2.9% APR and terms up to 84 months based upon vehicle and lender conditions. All types of credit may be approved and financed with Lexus of Rockville. Lexus of Rockville also has optional vehicle service contracts available on most cars up to 10 years old and less than 120,000 miles, which can often be included directly with your financing or cash payment. WITH ONLY ONE PREVIOUS OWNER AND NO ACCIDENTS OR DAMAGE REPORTED, THIS VEHICLE IS CARFAX-CERTIFIED MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED with an over 161 - point inspection performed by a Lexus certified and trained technician. Lexus of Rockville customers should take pride in knowing that Maryland has one of the most comprehensive state inspections in the country. Lexus of Rockville customers come from far and wide to experience our superior, world-class service and the value of a Sonic pre-owned luxury vehicle. Lexus of Rockville will also arrange to pick up our customers if they are using Metro, Amtrak, or need transportation from the Washington, DC or Baltimore Airports.
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
15,956 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$24,233
Est.Loan: $441/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Looking for a family vehicle? This Lexus IS is great for kids and adults. You will find yourself at ease knowing that this previous, and only owner took meticulous care of this beauty. An odometer that reads 15,956 miles speaks for itself. This IS has been well maintained with a long, healthy life ahead of it. If you are a non-smoker then you don't have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. We know the stress of worrying about buying a 'lemon' car and can provide the complete SERVICE HISTORY to help put your worries to rest. Driven by a determination to earn your confidence, we have taken this car through a painstakingly detailed MULTI-POINT INSPECTION to ensure your utmost satisfaction. The vehicle history report shows no history of ever having been wrecked and our careful inspection of the body confirms this. We know the importance of a powerful engine for those tough jobs. This Lexus IS is equipped with a 3.5L V6 24V DOHC engine to help you complete all of the tough jobs. Spend less time at the gas pumps with great fuel mileage from this Lexus IS. Grip the road like never before with this sports tuned suspension. Have fun enjoying the great outdoors with this off-road suspension. We can't think of any reasons that your vehicle shouldn't pamper you. This Lexus IS will give you the luxury that everyone wants. The best thing about this Lexus IS is that its features have features. Everything under the hood is in perfect shape thanks to our multi-point inspection that every vehicle on our lot undergoes. From first glance you will appreciate the sheer beauty of an impeccable exterior. Enjoy your new ride knowing the interior could pass a 'white glove' test as it has been well cared and has no damage or stains. All of the major parts have been thoroughly inspected and are just waiting to be driven. Appearance can mean a lot. This exterior is free of rust, dents, and dings but does have some minor blemishes barely noticeable to the naked eye. The interior is in sufficient condition for a used vehicle with no major damage like tears, rips, or stains. We also provide a free CARFAX report on this and every car we sell assuring you of complete satisfaction when buying a car from us. We are a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership which means that this car has met all the rigorous requirements that not only we expect for every car we sell but also is fully documented by CARFAX to have a clean history behind it. Looking to buy a one owner car? Not a problem. We have the CARFAX report to prove that this car has had only one owner. Rest assured knowing that this car comes with our STANDARD WARRANTY. Call us or stop by for more information. Still not sure? Ask about our extended warranty. Credit keeping you from getting a vehicle. Let us help with our BUY HERE - PAY HERE program. Don't let credit stand in the way of you getting the vehicle you want. We have GUARANTEED FINANCING on this vehicle or any other on our lot. Our job is to get you on the road, and if you have approved credit with us, we can make this transition easier by providing you with low monthly payments. If you trust BLUE BOOK's pricing then you better believe the fact that we have priced this car below its BLUE BOOK means it won't stay on our lot long. Act today! Merlex Auto Group is conveniently located near Waldorf.
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
14,320 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$27,999
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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WAS-$30695 NOW ON SALE-$27999
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$31,880
Est.Loan: $580/mo
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Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
43,488 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
(19)
Lustine Toyota
29.4 mi away
List$23,988
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
17,202 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$23,999
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**WE FINANCE** ALL WHEEL DRIVE/ BACK-UP CAMERA/ HEATED & VENTILATED LEATHER SEATS/ SUNROOF/ XENON HEADLIGHTS/ 18-INCH PREMIUM WHEELS/ BLUETOOTH/ SATELLITE RADIO/ 1-OWNER PERSONAL LEASE VEHICLE**Premier Automotive Inc. makes every effort to provide the best possible service to our customers and list the vehicles accurate information online. However, this information is provided to us by a third party such as manufactures, auctions and other sources. The dealership will not be responsible for any inaccurate information about a vehicle. It is the customers sole responsibility to verify any information listed online prior to their purchase. Looking for additional peace of mind? Ask your salesperson about an extended warranty. We deal with a variety of warranty companies to help better serve our customers. Premier Automotive Inc. will not be responsible for any open recalls, please review https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to determine whether there is an open recall on this vehicle. Your local manufacturers dealership should repair any open recalls less then 10 years old, free of charge. Premier Automotive Inc. advises its buyers to check the accuracy of the information given by any and all means at their disposal prior to purchasing the vehicle.Premier Automotive Inc. also makes every effort to be transparent when it comes to the vehicles history. Every customer prior to purchase is provided a free Carfax or Autocheck report. As it is a useful tool when purchasing a vehicle, not all accidents/damages, maintenance/service, type or numbers of previous owners, auction announcements, are reported to Carfax/Autocheck. Which is why we encourage all our customers to have the vehicle inspected by a third party to their satisfaction prior to purchase. Regardless of what the history report may show if the dealership is informed by the auction or aware of a previous accident/damage we will inform the customer orally and in writing prior to selling the vehicle. Premier Automotive Inc. prints the Carfax/Autocheck history on the same day of purchase from the auction or the day its traded in. The dealership will not be responsible for any changes to the report from the one provided to the customer. The history report is subject to change at any time without notice due to other sources consistently reporting to them such as insurance companies, auctions etc. It may even change long after the customer has purchased the vehicle. Premier Automotive Inc. is simply a customer of Carfax/Autocheck, please print an updated report at www.carfax.com and www.autocheck.com at your own expense. Furthermore, Premier Automotive Inc. will not be responsible for any voided warranty by a manufacturer or a third party due to previous accidents/damages, auction announcements, lack of maintenance or previous owners negligence. Special internet prices are based on a one-time payment such as cash, checks, certified funds etc. For vehicles financed, finance charges will be applied and will be greater than the price listed online.All vehicles sold are subject to a $799 dealer processing fee. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and the sales prices are subject to change without notice.
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
29,769 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
CarMax
40 mi away
List$27,998
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet,Dealer Vehicle
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
10,071 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
Car Expo
47.2 mi away
List$29,890
Est.Loan: $544/mo
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Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
29,457 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$25,977
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
12,032 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$27,950
Est.Loan: $509/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Looking for a great 2016 Lexus IS 300 Base ? Criswell Used Car Superstore can accomodate you! Check out all of the equipment and features! Adjust your seat to your liking with the Power Adjustable Driver's Seat. Your passenger can ride comfortably with a Power Adjustable Passenger Seat! Nothing good on the radio? Plug your phone or iPod into the auxilliary port and play your favorite tunes! Stay safe with Side Air Bags! Keep yourself cool this summer with Air Conditioned Seats! Keep warm this winter with heated seats! This vehicle is equipped with a Back-Up Camera for your safety, see the world behind you! Ride comfortably in this vehicle's Leather Seats! Who doesn't love a sunroof? Open it up and ride into the sunset! Start your vehicle with style with a Push Button Start!
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
40,098 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
(7)
Lexus of Towson
53.7 mi away
List$27,954
Est.Loan: $509/mo
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$300 Below Market
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NAV, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Dual Zone AC, Keyless Start, Onboard Communications System, CD Player, All Wheel Drive, WHEELS: 18 MESH ALUMINUM ALLOY, BLIND SPOT MONITOR WREAR CROSS TRAFF... NAVIGATION SYSTEM PACKAGE AND MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDESunroof, All Wheel Drive, CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Keyless Start, Dual Zone AC. Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors, Electronic Stability Control.OPTION PACKAGESNAVIGATION SYSTEM PACKAGE Lexus Insider, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror wHomeLink, Lexus Enform Destinations, Destination Assist and eDestination ( included, requires Lexus Enform Safety Connect), Lexus Enform App Suite, destination search, Yelp, iHeartRadio, Facebook Places, Movietickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Slacker, stocks, fuel prices and sports, Radio: Lexus Display Audio wNavigation, AMFMDVDMP3WMA, HD Radio (complimentary traffic and weather), 7 VGA screen, 8 speakers, digital signal processing wautomatic sound levelizer (ASL), integrated SiriusXM satellite radio receiver , iTunes tagging, dual USBiPod audio input plugs, Bluetooth 3.0 hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, Siri Eyes, PREMIUM PACKAGE Back-Up Camera wDynamic Gridlines, Twin Projector LED Headlamps Low & High Beam, Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats, WHEELS: 18 MESH ALUMINUM ALLOY 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear, Tires: P22540YR18 FrontP25535YR18 Rear AS, BLIND SPOT MONITOR WREAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT lane change assistMORE ABOUT USAs a result of Lexus' philosophy to Experience Amazing, Lexus vehicles are without question the best quality and most reliable luxury vehicles on the road today. We look forward to providing you with a superior ownership experience for many years to come in our all-new, state-of-the-art facility.Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
28,530 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
List$28,500
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
8,810 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
Base
ListNot Listed
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Lexus IS 300 2016 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
16,986 miles
Used 2016
Lexus IS 300
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 Lexus IS 300 might be right for you if you're searching for a small luxury sedan with plenty of style, comfort and power. We like how it has a great-looking interior with top-notch materials, too. Ready to learn more?

vehicle overview

The 2016 Lexus IS small luxury sedan takes a big step toward full competitiveness this year, and it's all about what's under the hood. Previously, the entry-level model was the IS 250, a generally satisfying car let down by its outdated 2.5-liter V6 engine. For 2016, that model gives way to the new IS 200t, which boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 241 horsepower and an EPA-rated 33 mpg highway. At last, the base IS can match the fuel-efficient turbo-4s found in its European rivals.

The new 2016 Lexus IS 200t is powered a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It's the first time the IS has had anything but a six-cylinder.

Lexus is offering the new engine with rear-drive only for the time being, however, so if you want the more affordable version of an all-wheel-drive IS you'll be looking at the new IS 300. It comes standard with AWD and a 3.5-liter V6 good for 255 hp. It's not nearly as fuel-efficient as the IS 200t, however, checking in at 26 mpg highway. At the top of the food chain, the Edmunds "A" rated IS 350 continues on with its proven 306-hp V6 and either rear- or all-wheel drive.

Of course, there was already a lot to like about the current IS. The interior is a standout in terms of both design and quality, while the backseat merits special praise for its adult-friendly dimensions. On the road, it's not the sportiest car of its kind, but it strikes a nice balance between comfort and performance that should appeal to many shoppers. Particularly with the IS 200t on the scene, there's no reason why this Lexus shouldn't be considered alongside the best small luxury sedans.

Within that group, the BMW 3 Series continues to lead the charge, providing superb road manners and a range of excellent gasoline and diesel engines. Hot on its heels is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, recently reinvented with S-Class styling and an impressive engine array of its own. You might also want to check out the Acura TLX, as it offers an enjoyable V6/all-wheel-drive combo and plenty of value. But more than ever, the 2016 Lexus IS deserves to be on your consideration list.

Trim levels & features

The 2016 Lexus IS is available in three models: IS 200t, IS 300 and IS 350. Equipment is largely the same from model to model, with a few exceptions noted below.

Standard equipment across the line includes 17-inch wheels (18-inchers on the IS 350), xenon headlights, LED running lights/foglights/taillights, heated exterior mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, eight-way power front seats with driver power lumbar, "NuLuxe" premium vinyl upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8-inch color display with a console-mounted control dial, voice command functionality, Siri Eyes Free and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio and dual USB ports.

Many desirable IS options are grouped into packages, though specific availability can vary depending on the region of the country in which you live. The Premium package includes LED headlights, heated and ventilated front seats and a rearview camera. The Premium Plus package tacks on automatic wipers, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. The Navigation package replaces the standard infotainment control dial with Lexus' Remote Touch mouse-type controller and adds a navigation system, the rearview camera, enhanced Bluetooth (with automatic phonebook download capability) and the smartphone-based Enform App Suite (integrating Bing, Yelp, Pandora and other handy Internet services). A 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system can be added to the Navigation package.

The Luxury package includes the Premium and Premium Plus packages and adds auto-dimming exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, wood trim, a heated steering wheel rim and driver memory functions.

Finally, the F Sport package -- optional on all three IS trim levels -- features a full-mesh treatment for the grille, a revised front bumper (which loses the foglights), LED headlights, staggered-width 18-inch wheels (with either summer or all-season tires), a sport-tuned suspension (with adaptive dampers on the IS 350 RWD), upgraded brake pads, an intake sound generator that amplifies engine noise during acceleration (not available on IS 200t), heated and ventilated front sport seats with enhanced bolstering, a black headliner, perforated leather trim and a special sport-oriented gauge cluster. Available exclusively on the IS 350 RWD F Sport is a variable-ratio steering system that includes the power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

For sportier handling, pick the F Sport package. It is available on all three IS models.

Stand-alone options include a few of the above items as well as same-width 18-inch wheels (with either summer or all-season tires), a power rear sunshade, adaptive cruise control (bundled with a collision preparation system) and a lane-departure warning system with automatic headlights. Remote vehicle access via smartphone app is available through the Lexus Enform system.

2016 Highlights

The 2016 IS lineup bids adieu to the IS 250 and welcomes two new models. The IS 200t features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the all-wheel-drive IS 300 employs a 3.5-liter V6. Minor feature updates like standard 18-inch wheels for the IS 350 round out the changes.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Lexus IS 200t features rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 241 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic. According to the EPA, the IS 200t should return 26 mpg combined (22 city/33 highway).

The IS 300 is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 255 hp and 236 lb-ft. It comes only with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA projects 21 mpg combined (19/26).

Offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive, the IS 350 also has a 3.5-liter V6, but it generates a healthier 306 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard for rear-wheel-drive models, and a six-speed automatic is used for all-wheel-drive cars. EPA fuel economy estimates are 22 mpg combined (19/28) with RWD and 21 mpg combined (19/26) -- same as the IS 300 -- with AWD.

On Edmunds' diverse 120-mile evaluation loop, we recorded an impressive 26 mpg in an IS 350 RWD, well above the EPA combined estimate.

In Edmunds acceleration testing, a rear-wheel-drive IS 350 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. That's technically a bit below average for a small luxury sedan with an upgraded engine, but few will walk away from the IS 350 thinking it needs more muscle. Lexus says the IS 200t will hit 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, with the IS 300 needing 6.1. In the case of the IS 200t, we bested that estimate at our test track, recording a 6.8-second sprint.

Safety

The 2016 Lexus IS sedan's standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and rear-seat side airbags. Lexus Enform Safety Connect is also standard and incorporates automatic collision notification, a stolen-vehicle locator, an emergency assist button and roadside assistance.

Optional safety upgrades include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a lane-departure warning system with automatic headlights. The optional adaptive cruise control brings a collision preparation system that uses radar to monitor traffic conditions ahead; if a collision is deemed imminent, it automatically tightens the front seatbelts and increases initial braking power, though automatic panic braking is not included.

In Edmunds brake testing, an IS 350 with all-season tires required 123 feet to stop from 60 mph, an average showing for a luxury sedan. An IS 200t with summer tires improved to 117 feet, but that's still an unimpressive result for a car in this class with stickier summer rubber.

In government crash testing, the 2016 Lexus IS 350 received a top five-star rating overall, with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the IS its highest rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

Driving

The 2016 Lexus IS delivers satisfying power no matter which model you select. The IS 200t shares its turbocharged four-cylinder with the NX 200t crossover, where we've been impressed with this engine's refined zest. The all-wheel-drive IS 300 is a bit behind the times with its six-speed automatic and relatively modest 255-hp V6, but in the real world, it's got plenty of punch. As for the IS 350, its 306-hp V6 has been with us for a decade now, but we still find it strong and satisfying, especially with the F Sport's intake sound generator at full song. The RWD version's slick eight-speed automatic transmission (also standard on the IS 200t) is notably smoother and more responsive than the AWD model's aging six-speed.

The IS sedan's precise, well-tuned steering is an unexpected pleasure that enhances driver confidence in all situations. Its upscale ride quality, however, is perhaps its best attribute, approaching the suppleness and refinement of the larger Lexus GS sedan. That largely holds true with the F Sport package, too, as long as you're talking about the IS 350 RWD with its standard adaptive dampers. Otherwise, the sport-tuned F Sport suspension can seem overly firm at times.

Interior

The 2016 IS has one of the nicer interiors in this class, highlighted by top-notch materials and unusual attention to detail. The dashboard, armrests, steering wheel and even the sides of the center console (where knees tend to rub) are swathed in dense, high-quality padding. The front seats are comfortable and supportive under most circumstances, though enthusiast drivers might prefer additional bolstering (even with the F Sport seats). In back, two adults can sit with ease thanks to nicely shaped outboard seats and a respectable amount of legroom.

We like the upscale materials used in the 2016 Lexus IS. Less impressive is the car's tricky-to-use infotainment controller.

The IS sedan's dashboard design is attractive and contemporary, and the rakish angle of the center stack enhances the general feeling of spaciousness. The optional F Sport digital instrument panel features a cool (if not particularly useful) motorized circular gauge that slides side to side, as well as a configurable display. The high-quality buttons and knobs are easy to use, as is the nifty touch-panel fingertip slider for temperature control. The only real foible here is the mouselike Remote Touch interface that comes with the navigation system. Cursor control is imprecise, particularly when you're on the move, and it doesn't help that there's no hard "back" button and the icons are all the same color. Fortunately, the voice controls work well for many infotainment functions.

Trunk capacity in the IS is an above-average 13.8 cubic feet, and the rear seatbacks fold down to open up additional space.


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IS300 F Sport - stylish, fun, upscale
Alex R.,10/28/2016
This IS 300 F Sport has been an absolute pleasure. While sport sedans today, including some of the others I tested before acquiring an IS, are somewhat watered-down for the most part, this one doesn't make compromises. It's a very comfortable place to be while still offering high levels of driver engagement, and it looks the part, too. Starting off, the sedan is pretty low to step into, which lets both driver and passenger know this is not a family sedan. It took me a couple of days to adjust to the step-in height, but it's certainly easy to live with. The seats hug you quite nicely and have soft Nuluxe upholstery - my example's seating is finished in Rioja Red, which contrasts nicely with the black surfaces on the dash and headliner. I love the analog clock and brushed-aluminum accents, which are sort of retro-looking. After starting the car the first thing you notice is the awesome F Sport instrument cluster, which is mostly a digital display. It looks sharp and is reconfigurable to show lots of trip data and even glows red when your RPM reaches a configurable threshold. The steering wheel is also fantastic and one of my favorite features of the car - it's wrapped in soft leather and is fairly chunky. The steering feel, too, is quite good for a modern car, providing enough resistance at speed to give me confidence around corners. Speaking of corners, this thing stays pretty flat and drama-free even at turning speeds I wouldn't dare attempt in my old Camry. And despite the V6 being detuned to 255 HP compared to the IS 350's 306 HP, this thing still has plenty of power and is satisfying to drive quickly. The intake sound amplifier also means the V6 really comes alive at higher RPMs - and it sounds quite nice! My only real gripes with this car have to do with the infotainment, which seems to have a lot of menus. The mouse-like controller can also take some getting used to - and I bet your passengers won't want to learn it. In addition, this thing rides well over most roads, but sometimes more broken pavement transmits some noise into the cabin than you might expect. The handling benefits of the suspension tuning as well as the composure on the highway far outweigh the slight downsides on crappy roads, for my taste - not to mention this thing is near-silent on any decent road anyway. All that said, this is a great small luxury car that seems designed to appeal to the enthusiast without overdoing it. If you're buying this car for a fun, engaging driving experience with some luxury touches, you won't be disappointed.
Cute little ride!
msbop6@yahoo.com,10/16/2016
This is our second Lexus and I highly suggest buying new. We got a used Lexus and absolutely loved it until the engine went out and stopped cold. Now this new one is under warrantee and we hopefully will never have that problem again. It is very comfortable and runs very smooth. But as mentioned in other reviews, the mouse is very distractible . Otherwise, great little car.
Hot driving car disappointment to geeks
Forbes Mercy,05/27/2017
No doubt this car gets up and goes, almost justifies the dismal sub 20mpg performance although in today's cars there's little excuse for such horrible mileage. The dealership lied saying it wasn't premium gas, I hate "anything to get the sale" salesmen and that's Seattle Lexus spot on. Even complaining to their manager gets you no return phone call (no cussing or disrespect if you were thinking that) as promised. The voice recognition is beyond a joke and yes I did the voice training, no difference. Why can't I buy up to the auto-braking system when it's in the software? Seriously no 120v to make up for your seriously underpowered USB that face up to let things fall into them, bluetooth that works then doesn't. Who designed this thing, the seats are like rocks? Pretty, powerful but not tech friendly. You can get a lot more tech centric cars for a lot less and maybe a decent MPG.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
255 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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