Lexus IS

Debuting in Australia in 1999, the Lexus IS is a mid-sized rear-wheel drive medium-sized sedan pitting the luxury Japanese brand into a battle with the likes of the BMW's 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Over the years it has remained true to its rear-drive roots, offering four-cylinder, hybrid and fire-breathing naturally aspirated V8 versions. The range extends from IS Luxury at $59,340 up to the IS Sports Luxury at $83,871.

The second generation car debuted in Australia in 2006, with the V8-powered F not landing until 2009. The third version of Lexus's most popular model landed locally in 2013, with the model's first turbocharged engine arriving two years later.

Lexus IS Reviews

Editor's Pick

Lexus IS 2016 review

Tim Robson road tests and reviews the updated Lexus IS200t and IS350 with specs fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch. Read more

2017

Lexus IS200t F Sport 2017 review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the new Lexus IS200t F Sport with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Lexus IS350 Sport Luxury 2017 review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the Lexus IS350 Sport Luxury with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Lexus IS200t Luxury 2017 review

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the new Lexus IS200t Luxury with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2016

Lexus IS350 2016 review: snapshot

The $65,390 Lexus IS350 was updated in November 2016 with a mid-life facelift that added safety technology and a new front bumper bar, along with minor suspension changes.Read more

Lexus IS300h 2016 review: snapshot

The $61,890 Lexus IS300h was updated in November 2016 with a mid-life facelift that added safety technology and a new front bumper bar, along with minor suspension changes.Read more

2015

Lexus IS200t 2015 review

Craig Duff road tests and reviews the Lexus IS200t with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch.Read more

2014

Used Lexus IS review: 1999-2014

The Lexus IS range of sports sedans was aimed squarely at the BMW 3-series when launched in Australia in 1999. Later, the Mercedes C-Class was also in Lexus’s sights as Mercedes quietly moved it from the boring sedan into the sporty sedan segment...Read more

Lexus IS F 2014 Review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the 2014 Lexus IS F, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

Lexus IS250 Sports 2014 Review

Lexus has launched the third generation of its IS sedan range and has gone way out in styling.Read more

Price Guide

$71,606

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$59,340

Highest Price

$83,871

Range & Specifications

2018 Sedan
F Sport
MSRP
$67,191
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
F Sport
MSRP
$73,251
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Luxury
MSRP
$59,340
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Luxury
MSRP
$65,101
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Sports Luxury
MSRP
$77,751
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
Sports Luxury
MSRP
$83,871
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
IS300h F Sport Hybrid
MSRP
$70,130
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
IS300h Luxury Hybrid
MSRP
$61,890
ANCAP Rating
2018 Sedan
IS300h Sports Luxury Hybrid
MSRP
$81,160
ANCAP Rating

Lexus IS News

Lexus IS 2016 | new car sales price

28 November 2016 by Derek Ogden

New car details Lexus IS300h

8 March 2013 by CarsGuide team

Lexus IS350 sleek, fast, good

15 October 2010 by CarsGuide team

Lexus IS350 adds sport to range

9 September 2010 by Paul Gover

Luxury starts at $40,000 for Lexus

2 October 2015 by Craig Duff

Lexus IS Ultimate Guide

12 July 2013 by CarsGuide team

New car sales price Lexus IS

14 February 2013 by Rebeccah Elley

Lexus recall

27 January 2011 by Staff Writers