Lexus IS 350 F Sport 

  • $43k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 306 HP 3.5L
If you appreciate the aggressive styling of contemporary sports cars, but crave the refinement and comfort of a luxury sedan, the 2013 Lexus IS is tough to beat.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The ride is smooth and not fussy, visibility is good and the sense of quiet at highway speeds is really only broken by the excellent Mark Levinson stereo system.
by AutoBlog (Mar, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lexus IS 350 F Sport

0-60mph

IS 350 F Sport 350 F SPORT
5.44 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

1/4 mile

IS 350 F Sport 350 F SPORT
14.14 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Data points Key details of the Lexus IS 350 F Sport

Price

IS 350 F Sport 350 F SPORT
$43k

Horsepower

IS 350 F Sport 350 F SPORT
306 HP
Nissan GT-R
542 HP

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Handling

The F-Sport Package that's available on rear-wheel-drive models includes plenty of appearance upgrades, but with a sport suspension, special steering tuning, and larger 18-inch wheels, it does sharpen the driving feel somewhat.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
While the Lexus IS isn't as engaging or nimble as its sportier rivals, all iterations provide a level of compliant composure the Germans rarely deliver – at least in this size category.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
On both curved and straight roads, the F Sport delivered a smooth, compliant ride, and communicative steering, which can be attributed to the electrically boosted Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) system.
by MotorTrend

Powertrain

The standard RX350 carries on with the six-speed auto, and the 450h employs a continuously variable automatic.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2013)
Helping keep things in balance was also the eight-speed automatic's G-AI (G-force Artificial Intelligence) technology, which shifts based on g-forces.
by MotorTrend
With their 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6, IS 350 models are much more enjoyable, but here the six-speed automatic is mandatory.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)

Interior

In addition to performance enhancements, F-Sport models get heated sport seats, aluminum pedals, a sport grille, a sport steering wheel and shift knob, and rear spoiler.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
The $47,895 base price includes all-wheel drive and an extensive array of luxe goodies such as heated and ventilated perforated leather seats, a premium 12-speaker audio, a power sunroof, power everything else, real ash wood trim, heated side mirrors, and automatic wipers.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2013)
It is something much cooler than it was before: its futuristic cabin is enough to blow anyone away (especially for the price), and its improved dynamics make it a blast to drive, even if it can't hang with the BMW.
by MotorTrend

Body style

The 2013 Lexus IS sedans and IS C convertibles include a respectable list of safety features, although their crash-test scores aren't the best.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
Lexus has done a good job in keeping the Lexus IS sedans and IS C convertibles up-to-date in features, even if the sedans especially might be looking pretty dated by design.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
While neither the IS sedans nor the IS C convertibles have been rated in the latest federal crash tests, the sedans earned top 'good' ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in frontal and side impact.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)

Performance

All engines require premium unleaded fuel.2.5-liter V6204 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm185 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg, 21/27 mpg (AWD)3.5-liter V6306 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm277 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 mpg (rear-wheel drive), 19/26 mpg (AWD)5.0-liter V8416 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm371 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 mpg.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
Hot from the driver's seat, with brakes from both cars still sweetly stinking, it was obvious to us that Lexus had vastly improved at least the handling characteristics from one generation of IS to the next.
by AutoBlog (Mar, 2013)
As part of the transformation, engineers lengthened the wheelbase 3 inches, widened the stance, made it slipperier via a 0.28 drag coefficient, and made the body more rigid.
by MotorTrend

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lexus
Price $42,760
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 19 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.53 lb/hp
Maximum hp 306 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 277 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 33.5 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 3,456 cc
Cylinders V6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,527 lb
Width 70.9 in
Height 56.1 in
Length 180.3 in
Front track width 60.4 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes

road tests

1/4 mile 14.14 s
0-60mph 5.44 s
Lateral acceleration 0.86 g

design

Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 13.15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.2 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 225/40 18
Wheel material Alloy
Wheel material Alloy
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