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Test Drive A 2018 Lexus IS Online in Chantilly, VA

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2018 Lexus IS in Chantilly, VA

2018 Lexus IS

 

Engine:

2.0L In-Line 4

Fuel Economy:

22 city / 32 hwy

Horsepower:

241 hp

Torque:

258 lb-ft
 

Serving Chantilly, Washington D.C., and Alexandria

Lexus designers and engineers have been asking themselves what it means to deliver cutting edge design. It certainly shows in the 2018 Lexus IS. The sporty design promises and delivers an exhilarating ride.

Performance

All three Lexus models see a bump in horsepower this year. The Lexus IS 300 RWD has a twin-scroll turbo four engine. It delivers 241 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque at revs as low as 1,650 or as high as 4,400 rpm. While you are driving, the engine slips seamlessly between low-pressure port injection and high-pressure direct fuel injection. An eight-speed Sport Direct Shift system controls the action. Steering wheel paddles give you a manual feel. The IS 300 AWD has a 3.5-liter V6. It delivers 260 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. Electronically controlled, it redistributes torque to the wheels, dividing it as much as 30:70 front/rear when needed for traction. The IS 350 driver commands 311 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ve got a Drive Mode Select and available adaptive suspension to help you control the ride. The IS 350 RWD F-Sport now has more capability thanks its Torsen® Limited-Slip Rear Differential. This model also has Variable Gear Ratio Steering for pinpoint accuracy during high speed maneuvers.

Interior

Taking cues from the Lexus LFA supercar’s interior, designers created the sporty steering wheel and instrument panel in the 2018 IS. The cockpit has unique steering wheel switches and other racy touches to enhance the overall feeling of this performance sedan. Stitching atop the gauge hood adds flair as well. Soft touches abound in a cabin with your choice of NuLuxe or leather upholstery. The climate system is a dual-zone, high-efficiency programmable thermostat with touch sensitive controls. Push button start is part of a SmartAccess system. Two multimedia system are offered. The seven-inch screen shows you streaming audio functions and Enform information. HD Radio and GPS Scout Link app make it a well-rounded infotainment system. For tech lovers, there’s a 10.3-inch screen with navigation. With the Remote Touch Interface, you’ve got a control under your right hand on the console. Two enter buttons make it even easier to use. A 15-speaker system by Mark Levinson can surround you with 835 watts of sound. Taking the look in a new direction, F-Sport models have their own unique trim. The front seats are heated and ventilated.

Safety

When it comes to safety, Lexus leaves little to chance. There are ten airbags. The car has a lane departure alert that is backed up by a steering assist. The pre-collision system watches for pedestrians and stopping cars, alerting the driver and even braking on their behalf if it becomes necessary. Intelligent high beams regulate the car’s lights. With less input needed from the driver, High Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control brakes, accelerates and decelerates as needed to meet busy traffic demands. Side traffic is less of a danger with the available blind spot monitor. Sweetening every deal, a ten-year subscription to Enform Safety Connect and Connect Now is complimentary with every purchase. A backup monitor is on the standard list. Adaptive front lighting and Intuitive Park Assist are on the options list.

 

There’s much more to explore with the 2018 Lexus IS. Take a test drive at Pohanka Lexus today to experience the drive of this luxurious sedan.