The new 2017 Lexus IS an appealing choice for a small luxury sedan courtesy of its nice blend of style, power and comfort. Some of the highlights that make it one of the most sought-after sedans in its niche include an attractive interior, precise steering, plentiful of standard features, adult-friendly backseat and comfortable seats, a smooth V6 engine, and top-quality interior materials. The Lexus IS 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
This year, the new Lexus IS 2017 continues with its impressive streak in its class partly due to what lurks beneath its hood. For starters, Lexus offered the IS as the entry-level sedan that was generally a let-down thanks to its dated V6 engine with a displacement of 2.5L. but this is now water under the bridge as the new 2017 Lexus IS 200t comes as a replacement and offers a 241 hp – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine beneath its hood. What’s more, it offers impressive fuel economy that the EPA puts at 33 mpg in combined city/highway rating.
The 2017 Lexus IS 300 is an affordable all-wheel drive option that offers a 3.5L V6 engine good for 255 horsepower. Those baying for more power can opt for the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 – which offers 306 horsepower and a choice of either 2WD or AWD.
Besides the wide array of engines available in its lineup, the 2017 Lexus IS interior is also something worth writing home about both in terms of quality and design. Again, its backseat is adult-friendly. Other praises for the Lexus IS 2017 go to its performance and comfort. The ride quality is smooth whilst on the road.
More than ever, the 2017 Lexus IS deserves to be on your list of consideration. There’re also some alternatives you can consider as well. Here, the BMW 3 Series is perhaps the best in terms of its array of engines, bespoke interior appointments, and driving dynamics. Other models include the 2017 Acura TLX, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017.
2017 Lexus IS Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Lexus IS: 200t, 300, and 350.
Exterior Lexus IS colors: Redline Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, Silver Lining Metallic, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian, and Ultra White. Slight changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Lexus IS Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available across the entire trim lineup include a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, xenon headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights/foglights/running lights, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, an eight-inch color display, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, a sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, voice command functionality, premium vinyl upholstery, driver power lumbar, and folding rear seatbacks.
Options available include LED headlights, a rearview camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, automatic wipers, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, smartphone-based Enform App Suite, and a navigation system.
The Luxury package bundles features such as a heated steering wheel, contrast stitching wood trim, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and driver memory settings.
The 2017 Lexus IS F Sport package comes a sport tuned suspension system, perforated leather trim, LED headlights, a revised front bumper, upgraded brake pads, a sport-oriented special gauge cluster, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, variable ratio steering, front sport seats, and staggered width eighteen-inch wheels, and full-mesh treatment for the grille.
2017 Lexus IS Engine Specs
Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus IS. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with an output rated at 258 pounds-feet of torque and 241 horsepower. It comes beneath the hood of the Lexus IS 200t 2017.
The 2017 Lexus IS 300 derives its motivation from a 255 horsepower and 236 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L V6 engine. lastly, but certainly not least, is the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 that gets a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 306 horsepower.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3461 lbs.
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 22/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Deep Sea Mica, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Silver Lining Metallic, Starfire Pearl, Ultra White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Lexus IS Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in early 2017. The 2017 Lexus IS 200t price starts from an MSRP of $37,325.