Lexus is best known for being a luxury brand. However, in many ways it is just as much a performance brand. The 2017 Lexus IS is a perfect example of this. The base trim of the Lexus IS comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, capable of producing 241 horsepower. Higher trims of the IS replace this 2.0-liter engine with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. With this powertrain under the hood, the 2017 Lexus IS is able to generate an even more impressive 306 horsepower.
The Lexus IS offers equal parts luxury and performance. With a turbocharged engine under its hood and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the IS achieves impressive performance metrics. Meanwhile, the Lexus IS is still able to achieve respectable fuel economy ratings. The following are just a few of the performance metrics of the Lexus IS:
- Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine
- Transmission: Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Performance: 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
- Fuel Economy: 22/32/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
The Lexus IS wouldn’t be much of a luxury sedan if it didn’t come equipped with some of the best features in the industry. Fortunately, the IS lives up to its reputation, filling the cabin with convenient amenities and advanced technologies. A power moonroof creates an unmatched ambiance and atmosphere while driving. All the while, technologies like iTunes® tagging will add an aura of entertainment to any trip, no matter the distance.