2017 Lexus IS Sedan

Mar 1st
Lexus did well by the base version of its IS luxury sedan for 2016, replacing the previous IS250’s small-displacement V-6 with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder cribbed from the NX200t crossover. It was an effective transplant—one that brought the junior IS closer to parity with lower trims of the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Cadillac ATS, and Mercedes-Benz C-class—but it only went…
2016 Lexus IS Sedan

Feb 7th
Our world shifted a little on its axis when the then-new 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport bested a BMW 3-series and a Cadillac ATS in a three-way comparison test. Could it be that Toyota’s serene luxury brand had, finally, fully embraced the sports-sedan ethos? Perhaps not, as subsequent tests of other IS variants left us less than thrilled. We were…