Vehicle Profile: 2020 Lexus IS
Upscale luxury and technology unite in this stunning sedan
With a bevy of high-tech features, luxurious comfort options and a wealth of powertrain choices, the 2020 Lexus IS is built for the discerning driver. You can choose between standard rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive configurations, making it a breeze to enjoy the performance you demand. If you’re looking for muscle, upgrade to the F SPORT model, which boasts signature styling and added luxuries alongside its 311-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Here’s a look at the other thrilling features you’ll find on this sleek luxury sedan.
Powertrain and performance
The 2020 Lexus IS has a wealth of engine options that balance powerful performance with impressive efficiency. The base-trim IS 300 comes with a turbo inline-four-cylinder engine that puts out 241 horsepower while earning 30 mpg on the highway.* For a little more kick, go for the V6 engine. It delivers 260 horsepower, allowing it to rocket from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds — while still netting 26 highway mpg when equipped with all-wheel drive.* If you’re truly hungry for power, choose the 3.5-liter V6 with 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque — it’ll deliver the performance you crave. All three of these engines come paired with an eight-speed paddle-shift transmission. Plus, the Lexus IS offers four driving modes so you can fine-tune your daily drive. Choose between Sport S/S+, Normal, Eco and Custom Mode, which allows you to optimize your car’s performance to your own taste.
Turn heads in the 2020 Lexus IS. This sleek sedan sports an imposing glare thanks to its Premium Triple-Beam Headlamps and aggressive, attention-grabbing front fascia. Light up the night with signature L-shaped headlights and taillights — and stay safe with the available Adaptive Front Lighting System. This intelligent innovation directs the headlights based on your steering and elevation to give you maximum visibility when traveling down dark, winding roads. Plus, when you opt for the F SPORT trim, your Lexus IS will boast exclusive badging, a unique front bumper and signature grille inserts.
In addition to its head-turning style, the Lexus IS boasts indulgent upscale comfort. This luxury sedan comes standard with a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, as well as dual-zone climate control. Its intelligently engineered back seat gives your passengers more legroom with uniquely shaped front seatbacks. For a comfortable ride in every season, heated and ventilated front seats come standard on F SPORT models and are also available on lower trims.
Thanks to a wealth of high-tech innovations, you’ll enjoy peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel of a 2020 Lexus IS. For the first 10 years of ownership, you’ll have access to Service Connect, a Lexus Enform service. With Safety Connect, you can remotely locate a stolen vehicle, call for help after an accident and receive roadside assistance. You can also opt for other Lexus Enform services, including in-vehicle Wi-Fi®, and the App Suite, which includes fuel prices, sports scores, stock market information and Yelp reviews. The Lexus IS also offers available class-exclusive Scout® GPS Link navigation displayed on a stunning 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display. And like any high-tech luxury car, the Lexus IS boasts a ton of driver-assist technology, including the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Get the modern, upscale driving experience you deserve. Treat yourself to a test drive of the 2020 Lexus IS.
*2020 EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
This article is presented by Lexus of New Orleans.