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Segment: Compact

Lexus introduced the last update for the third generation of the IS range in 2020.

It was a mandatory revamp of its compact sedan, to keep its sales figure up in a harsh market hit by the world pandemic.

When Toyota decided to build a car to compete against the BMW 3-Series in 1998, the world looked amused at them. But from the second generation, the IS became a real competitor for the German brand.

The last update for the IS brought a new image for the car. The designers installed new headlights and the spindle grille, which was in line with the Lexus range's aesthetic trend. The car was lower and wider than the non-facelifted version, due to its enlarged fenders. On its sides, the IS featured a new design for the sills that amplified the vehicle's muscular profile.

Lexus prepared a new infotainment unit for the restyled interior that featured Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The 8" touch-screen was fitted as standard, while a 10.3" unit was available as an option. Depending on the trim level, Lexus offered sport seats, leather upholstery, or simple, high-quality coth.

Lexus offered three engine choices, with either a turbocharged inline-four or two V6 units. The base model featured a rear-wheel-drive architecture while the V6 versions were offered with an all-wheel-drive system and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential. All versions were paired as standard to an 8-speed automatic.

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LEXUS IS 2020 - Present
  5 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L 8AT (241 HP)
  • 3.5L V6 8AT (311 HP)
  • 3.5L V6 8AT AWD (260 HP)
  • 3.5L V6 8AT AWD (311 HP)
  • F Sport 5.0L V8 8AT (472 HP)

LEXUS IS 2.0L 8AT (241 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 8AT (241 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
177.3 KW @ - RPM
241 HP @ - RPM
238 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1650-4400 RPM
350 Nm @ 1650-4400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
143 mph (230 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62 in (1,580/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
Turning circle
34.2 ft (10.4 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)

LEXUS IS 3.5L V6 8AT (311 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 8AT (311 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
228.7 KW @ 6600 RPM
311 HP @ 6600 RPM
307 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
380 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62 in (1,580/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
Turning circle
35.4 ft (10.8 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
8239 lbs (3737 kg)

LEXUS IS 3.5L V6 8AT AWD (260 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 8AT AWD (260 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
177.3 KW @ 5200-5800 RPM
241 HP @ 5200-5800 RPM
238 BHP @ 5200-5800 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1650-4400 RPM
320 Nm @ 1650-4400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62 in (1,580/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
140 in (3556 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28

LEXUS IS 3.5L V6 8AT AWD (311 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 8AT AWD (311 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
228.7 KW @ 6600 RPM
311 HP @ 6600 RPM
307 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
380 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62 in (1,580/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
Turning circle
35.4 ft (10.8 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
8239 lbs (3737 kg)

LEXUS IS F Sport 5.0L V8 8AT (472 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  F Sport 5.0L V8 8AT (472 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Power
347.2 KW @ 7100 RPM
472 HP @ 7100 RPM
466 BHP @ 7100 RPM
Torque
395 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
536 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
185.4 in (4709 mm)
Width
72.4 in (1839 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62 in (1,580/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.8 cuFT (306 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
Turning circle
35.4 ft (10.8 m)
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