Vehicle Profile: 2021 Lexus IS
Make a statement wherever you go with the 2021 Lexus IS
If you’ve been looking for a luxury sedan that offers the whole package, it doesn’t get much better than the 2021 Lexus IS. It effortlessly combines eye-catching style, white-knuckle performance, and a wealth of highly advanced technology to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience.
The 2021 Lexus IS is available in four trim levels: IS 300, IS 300 AWD, IS 350 F SPORT, and IS 350 F Sport AWD.
A shot of adrenaline
There’s no reason to settle for a dull, lifeless driving experience when there are vehicles like the 2021 Lexus IS on the road. That’s because even the base trim — the IS 300 — comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that belts out 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On paper, that’s impressive. In practice, it means a 0-60 mph time of less than 7 seconds while still providing an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.*
Things only get better from there. The IS 300 AWD draws power from a 3.5-liter V6 dynamo that generates 260 horsepower, and the 350 F SPORT boasts a 311-horsepower V6 that cuts the 0-60 mph time down to 5.6 seconds. All four models come standard with paddle shifters and a Drive Mode Select system with two modes: Normal and Sport. However, you can upgrade Drive Mode Select to include ECO, Sport S, Sport S+, and Custom settings on both F SPORT trims.
Turn heads at high speeds
No matter which way you look at it, the 2021 Lexus IS is a stunner. The frame holds a low, confident stance that hints at its athletic abilities, while the body is defined by a striking combination of delicate contours and sharp, modern edges. You can enhance its elegant, imposing presence by opting for the available F SPORT 19-inch seven-spoke forged alloy BBS® wheels and carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Inside, the Lexus IS is similarly impressive. Every trim comes standard with a performance-inspired design, NuLuxe® upholstery, and unique touches like air vents that resemble jet engines. If you go for one of the two F SPORT trims, you’ll be able to enjoy luxuries like a standard 10-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated driver’s seat, and improve the ambiance with available genuine Ash wood accents on the steering wheel and throughout the cabin.
Stay safe and in-touch
Whether you’re trying to top your latest track time or tackle your daily commute, the 2021 Lexus IS packs all the technology you need to stay entertained and protected. It all starts with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, the most advanced suite of active safety features the brand has ever developed.** The collection includes standard assurances like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and more.
Hop behind the wheel of the Lexus IS and leave boredom in the rearview mirror. All four trims come standard with an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment display, from which you can access handy tech like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. If you opt for the Navigation/Mark Levinson® Premium Audio Package, you’ll unlock features such as a 10.3-inch touch-screen display, a 17-speaker audio system, integrated navigation, and Dynamic Voice Command.
If you’re ready to start enjoying your time behind the wheel — and turn heads while doing so — it’s time to experience the 2021 Lexus IS.
*Projected EPA-estimated MPG ratings determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of publishing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
**Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
This article is presented by North Park Lexus of San Antonio.