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The 2021 Lexus IS Has Arrived
The freshly restyled 2021 Lexus IS has arrived at Lexus Downtown, and we could not be more excited. The IS has been a must-drive in the compact sport luxury sedan category since its introduction in 2001, and the newest iteration is even more of a good thing.
The 2021 IS offers three models: the IS 300 RWD, IS 300 AWD, and IS 350 AWD. The IS 300 RWD has a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four cylinder engine with 241 horsepower driving the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The IS 300 AWD adds dynamic torque all-wheel-drive, and is motivated by a 3.5-litre V6 engine with 260 horsepower. The top-line IS 350 AWD features an upgraded 3.5-litre V6 with 311 horsepower and standard all-wheel-drive.
The IS will be available in rear- and all-wheel drive variants with a choice of three engines: A turbocharged four-cylinder, or two V6 options with up to 311 horsepower. Both V6-powered variants feature a 6-speed automatic transmission.
All IS models benefit from a newly improved body structure with greater rigidity, as well as improvements to steering, noise, and vibration levels. F-Sport models enjoy even greater performance enhancements thanks to lighter rims and suspension components, as well as new “swing-valve” shock absorbers which improve body control. Lexus honed the IS’ driving dynamics at their newly constructed Shimoyama test track in Japan.
Inside, you'll find a new standard 8-inch touchscreen interface with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. IS350 models have an even larger 10.3” display. Lexus Enform Remote is standard, allowing remote start, door locks, and vehicle status to be checked and controlled remotely from an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device, as well as select smart watches. A 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system is available in V6 models.
As always, safety for occupants and pedestrians alike is given priority in the new IS, with standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 on all IS models. The system includes Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams. The IS also features ten airbags (Seat (Front and Rear), Curtain (Front and Rear), Knee (Driver and Passenger), Supplemental Restraint System (Driver and Passenger) for occupant protection in a crash, as well as Enform Safety Connect, which automatically calls a response center in the event of an airbag deployment or severe rear-end collision.
Our Sales Advisors at Lexus Downtown are available at your convenience to demonstrate the new IS lineup, and help you choose the perfect Lexus for your needs.
Schedule a test drive to be the first to experience the 2021 Lexus IS at Lexus Downtown.