The 2015 Lexus IS 350 F Sport is a luxury sedan that aims to provide a sporty experience to its driver by combining a powerful engine and a capable chassis. This 4 door luxury sedan is capable of giving a tough competition to its German rivals in every department, and even with the lack of the V-8, it packs a huge amount of power and fun under its skin.
This 4 door car blends both its nature in its design by combining sharp design features with elegant flowing lines. Upfront the car has a very distinctive appeal with its hour glass grill and slim projector headlamps. The overall appeal of the car complete with its air scoops on bumper and sleek DRLs looks very sharp and neat. In the profile view, various creases and fine lines run through its length and merge at the rear section adding a character to its styling. The rear design is very striking with sleek and angular tail lamps taking most of the attention. The wraparound tail lights along with the twin exhaust give the car a sporty look.
Lexus has dedicated a lot of attention to the interiors making it as luxurious as its German rivals. High grade plastics along with soft touch materials are extensively used to give this car a premium touch. The dashboard boasts a standard design with a central LCD infotainment system. The steering column is wrapped in leather to provide a sense of luxury. There is ample space both in front as well as rear seats, accommodating 5 people with great comfort. This car offers more legroom and headroom than other cars in this segment which is an added advantage. Overall the cabin quality is top notch and at par with leaders of this segment like BMW, AUDI, etc. if not better than them.
The car is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 unit which produces 306 horsepower. The 8 speed automatic transmission is quick enough to propel this car from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds before topping out at 143 miles per hour, and even though it is slower than a few of its rivals, it makes up for the slower speeds in its handling, capability, and comfort for value. These performance figures are good enough to shy any entry level sports car. The chassis is finely tuned to deliver very precise driving dynamics and therefore driving this car is always a delightful experience. The car has been designed to provide exceptional handling on a race track, but even a regular trip to your office would be fun if you are driving this car.
The car comes with many features to pamper its occupants such as leather upholstery, 10 way power adjustable seats, power door locks, power moon roof, memory function for seat and mirror settings, auto dimming mirrors, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, dual zone climate control etc. To enhance the safety of its occupants this car comes with 10 airbags, pre collision system, radar based cruise control, blind sport monitoring system, seat belt pre-tensioners, traction control system, ABS, EBD, lane departure warning system, tire pressure monitoring system etc. And even with all this technology, it still rarely imposes itself while driving and only kicking in when really needed. Well, when it thought I needed it, but still not an overbearing nanny.
The 2015 Lexus IS350 F Sport is a full size luxury sedan which can provide a comfortable commute on regular days and is powerful enough to provide an exhilarating experience when you are in a mood for a quick spin. Priced at 40,000 USD, this car is a good combination of luxury and fun and really puts a big fight up against the German rivals.