2011 Lexus IS 350  -  $40,595


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $40,595
Base Invoice: $36,623
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 20 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 4dr Sdn RWD
Transmission: 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.5L 24-valve direct injection V6 engine

Pros

Wide range of models; choice of rear- or front-wheel drive in sedans; sporty driving feel; high-tech features and options; nicely appointed interior


Model News

Following the introduction of all-new IS 250C and IS 350C retractable-hardtop convertible models last year, the IS sedans receive a bit more attention this year. For 2011, the Lexus IS sedan lineup especially takes a step toward a sportier image and more performance potential. A new IS 350 AWD (all-wheel drive) model is added to the IS sedan lineup. There's also a new F Sport Package available on rear-wheel-drive IS 250 and IS 350 models, which adds some of the appearance upgrades, as well as a sport suspension and sportier steering tuning. A special new Ultrasonic Blue color is available with the package.

The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sedans get a new black-metallic trim inside, as well as a new headlight and taillight design. Also new this year, sedans get newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and optional 18-inchers.

LED running lamps are also new to the lineup this year. They're included in all IS 350 and IS-F sedans but optional on IS 250 sedans and all IS C convertibles.


Model Highlights

The Lexus IS remains offered in two different body styles, both available in IS 250 or IS 350 guise. IS 250 models come with a 204-horsepower, 2.5-liter V6 engine while IS 350 models get a 306-hp, 3.5-liter V6. Both engines come with variable valve timing for responsiveness as well as fuel efficiency--the IS 250 is quite economical with EPA ratings of up to 21 mpg city and 29 highway. While the IS 250 comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a 6-speed automatic (and steering-wheel paddle-shifters) optional, all IS 350 models come with the automatic.

In all Lexus IS models, a double-wishbone suspension design in front and a multi-link rear setup help reduce weight and increase responsiveness. The suspension in the IS is tuned to be quite firm, yet there's enough give to maintain enough ride comfort for most.

The IS has rather compact exterior proportions, which means that backseat space is tight for the tallest adults, especially in IS C convertibles. However it's quite comfortable in front. Leather upholstery is standard, with new black-metallic accents in the sedan and the IS sedan has a reasonably large trunk.

Although the Lexus IS C convertibles bear a strong likeness to the IS sedans from the front and back, their fast-opening retractable hardtop setup, made of lightweight aluminum, is an excellent way to enjoy open-air motoring without compromises the rest of the year. The top opens or closes in just 20 seconds and wind buffeting is quite good with it down.

A full roster of airbags is of course standard, but IS models also include anti-lock brakes and Brake Assist, an advanced electronic stability control system called VDIM. It incorporates the electric power steering to help maintain control in an emergency maneuver.

Standard features on the IS include power front seats, dual-zone climate control, rear seat vents, a power moonroof, a telescoping steering wheel, a HomeLink universal remote and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard is a premium audio system with 13 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, satellite radio and a CD changer. The IS 250 AWD and IS 350 AWD add heated seats.

Options across the lineup include a navigation system that incorporates a Mark Levinson premium surround sound system, which has 14 speakers and 300 watts. The Lexus Enform with Safety Connect feature is an extra for the navigation system, bringing direct emergency operator-assisted service as well as access to information from XM's NavTraffic, NavWeather and Sports and Stocks services. HID headlamps and LED running lamps are available on the IS 250 sedan and standard on the IS 350, while other high-tech options include rain-sensing wipers and radar cruise control with a Pre-Collision System. The available navigation system includes a rear backup camera; another option is Intuitive Park Assist, which employs ultrasonic sensors to indicate proximity to other vehicles.

A performance-oriented IS F sedan stands at the top of the IS lineup; it gets an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with paddle shifters plus Brembo disc brakes, 19-inch wheels and a performance suspension--plus a 416-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Altogether, the IS F can get to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, according to Lexus.

New for 2011 is an F Sport Package for rear-wheel drive models; it adds many of the features of the IS F, including a sport suspension and special steering tuning, along with dark-finish 18-inch wheels, front and rear spoilers and an Ultrasonic Blue exterior hue.

A set of F Sport accessories, available at dealerships for both on the sedans and convertibles, adds many of the appearance upgrades individually.


Value Writeup

The Lexus IS family now includes something for most compact luxury coupe, convertible or sedan shoppers--with offerings ranging from conservative all-weather all-wheel drive sedans to sunny convertibles and serious track-duty sport sedans. The IS sedans ride and handle well and offer some of the tech options of larger luxury models, while the IS C models have excellent packaging with a tight-fitting, quick-folding automatic hardtop that stows away without taking up the entire trunk. While Lexus makes an ES 350 model that's roomier and more comfortable-riding, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
461.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/210

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
85.7 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
43.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Front Hip Room
54.1 in

Second Head Room
36.7 in

Second Leg Room
30.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.7 in

Second Hip Room
53.7 in

Wheelbase
107.4 in

Length, Overall
180.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in

Height, Overall
56.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3527 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.90

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V340000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 23, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,654,713

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jer...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners July 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3.5L 24-valve direct injection V6 engine -inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

Push button start

6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/OD -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), paddle shifters

Rear wheel drive

Double wishbone front suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Multi-link rear suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive electric pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes

Stainless steel exhaust w/dual polished pipes

Tool kit

17" split-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

P225/45VR17 all-season front tires

P245/45VR17 all-season rear tires

Temporary spare tire

Front/rear body-colored bumpers

Body-colored front air dam w/low grille

HID headlamps w/LED daytime running lamps, washers

Front fog lamps

LED taillamps

Acoustically laminated, tinted windshield glass

Ultraviolet ray reducing glass on all windows

Body-colored heated pwr mirrors -inc: puddle lamps, integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: 194-watt amplifier, (13) speakers, aux audio input, USB input, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), integrated XM satellite radio w/90 free trial subscription, electronic crossover network

Bluetooth w/audio streaming

Rear glass-imprinted antenna w/FM diversity antenna

Shark fin satellite antenna

Leather front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat

Rear bench seat w/trunk pass-through

Foldable rear headrests

Center console -inc: sliding armrest, storage box, USB & aux input, pwr outlet

Rear seat w/console, dual cupholders

Carpeted floor mats

Illuminated scuff plates

Optitron gauges -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, coolant temp

Exterior temp gauge

Digital clock

Pwr windows -inc: auto-up/down, jam protection

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks -inc: anti-lockout, speed-sensitive auto lock/unlock

Lexus personalized settings (LPS)

SmartAccess remote keyless entry -inc: lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable tone, rolling code tech

HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Cruise control

Illuminated trunk & fuel filler door release

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Automatic climate control

Rear window defogger w/timer

Cigarette lighter & ashtray

Dark Bird's-eye maple interior wood trim

Leather trimmed interior

Silver metallic finish interior accents

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Front seatback pockets

Lighting -inc: door courtesy, glovebox, trunk, front/rear dome & lighting, LED map, outside mirror button controls, illuminated entry

(2) front/(2) rear assist grips

Retractable coat hooks

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Brake override system

Traction control (TRAC)

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Vehicle dynamics intrated management (VDIM) w/cutoff switch

Front/rear door side-impact beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: front passenger on/off switch

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Safety Connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, (1) year trial subscription

All-position 3-point seat belts

Front/rear outboard seat belts w/force-limiting pretensioners

Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

Emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all seating positions

Automatic locking retractor (ALR) for front/rear passenger seats

Child restraint seat (CRS) w/top tether anchor brackets, safety locks

Emergency interior trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

First aid kit

 
GLACIER FROST MICA
$0

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
SMOKY GRANITE MICA
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
ULTRASONIC BLUE MICA
$0

 
CERULEAN BLUE MICA
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ECRU, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PERFORATED SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ECRU, PERFORATED SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, PERFORATED SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SPORT MICROFIBER/LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG VALUE EDITION
$640

 
LUXURY PLUS VALUE EDITION
$1,760

 
LUXURY PLUS VALUE EDITION
$2,590

 
F-SPORT PKG
$2,440

 
F-SPORT PKG
$2,440

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS
$830

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS
$830

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,465

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO PKG
$3,905

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$220

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$296

 
F-SPORT SUSPENSION UPGRADE
$1,999

 
F-SPORT BRAKE UPGRADE
$5,575

 
F-SPORT PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM
$1,600

 
F-SPORT 19" FULL-FACE ALLOY WHEELS W/19" TIRES
$3,995

 
F-SPORT 19" ALLOY WHEELS W/19" TIRES
$3,995

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEEL W/18" TIRES
$2,450

 
18" ISP MODE ALLOY WHEEL W/18" TIRES
$2,450

 
18" ISP MODE ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,375

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,375

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
EXTERIOR PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$389

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

 
CARGO NET
$64


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