I never thought I'd get to own a car like this. Its fast, intuitive, responsive, and comfortable. It needs a more powerful engine to truly take it to the next level but it seems capable of handling one and 306 HP is enough to have a lot of fun with. I'll probably swap out the engine down the road if I can ever afford it for 460 HP+. Would've liked to have seen an option for something like that with such a well designed car.
I have this car for a year now. And i like the acceleration, and handling (this is no frs but handles quite nice ) its a lexus so its going to last forever. Ride doesnt beat u up bla bla bla. Now for the cons. Im not going to start on infotainment system cuz i knew how it was and didnt take the car because of the system. Car has lots of road and wind noise. (My ford fusion was much more of a quiet ride for that matter) i thought lexus shud be quiet only some fake induction noise but driving long trips is annoying. Secondly there are no remote starter on a 50k car yes theres yhe lexus enform app which takes forever to start and always crashes my friends grand Cherokee app does commands in 3 seconds while this takes 2 mins atleast. No leg room in back. And no memory seats. Y ur asking most probably they just forgot to ad it to the car. Im very dissapointed! ! Looks like lexus said oh we need to compete with yhe germans so we have a good engine (they also thaught that by the is250...) lets make a weord design and they tested it and it worked now they went to the handling and it was great. Now they went yo their old files and took out some proto type infotainment system and older toyota hvac/radio buttons threw a blind spot moniter package in from the sienna and hew-yaa we got a car! Seriously?! Ur goong to test ur garbage on me??! This is my first and last lexus!
I got a '15 CPO Fsport AWD Nebula gray - After etensively driving the '14 BMW 328i & 15 Audi Q50 - the overall exterior lines, road performance and overall ride quality of the IS350 outperformed its competitors. Pros: Though it lacks the horsepower at the line of the Q50- it Brakes and handles like a dream at high speed - put it in sport ++ mode and the suspension brakign and handline tighten and you actually feel really safe takign the turns at high speed! The Rioja red F-sport interior includes the race stitching, metallic side panel, F-sport badging, and maybe one the coolest LED instrument gauges out there. At first I hated the front grill, but seriosuly go see one of these in person - it looks mean - the side profile and sightlines in the fsport version are some of the prettiest on the road imho. Have only owned this for 2 weeks - so havent test it for winter conditions but the all seasons shoudl be fine with awd. I have it in sport & ++ mode a lot so my mpg prolly not the best. Cons: The backseat is pretty small unless you have little kids like me, legroom could be cramped with an older family. Make sure and get the protection package put on it, as you will get rock chips on lower sitting front end.