Club Lexus In-Depth: 2014 Lexus IS & IS F SPORT - Photos, Video & Full Review
The list of new features are very extensive on the third generation IS so we’ll have to break up the full in-depth coverage on the 2014 IS in several parts as well as drive impressions on the road and on a race track. For now, here are just a handful of features for the 2014 IS:
Product Specs: 2014 Lexus IS (PDF)
GSE30 - IS 250 RWD
GSE35 - IS 250 AWD
GSE31 - IS 350 RWD
GSE36 - IS 350 AWD
AVE30 - IS 300h RWD
8 Colors, 1 New (Atomic Silver), 1 Exclusive to F SPORT (Ultra White). Ultrasonic Blue is not available in the USA.
Interior Colors (IS Standard):
Optional Leather (Luxury Package Only)
Matte Black (Standard)
Brown Wood (LuxuryPackage)
Interior Colors (IS F SPORT):
Rioja Red NuLuxe
Light Gray NuLuxe
*Leather is available in other Lexus world markets.
Silver Metallic Trim (F SPORT)
Hitachi Automotive Systems (Tokico)
Double Wishbone Front
17-inch double 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Available 18-inch split 10-spoke aluminum wheels (IS 250)
Available 18-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels (IS 350)
Dark Graphite LFA inspired 18-inch split 5 spoke aluminum wheels(IS F SPORT)
Bridgestone Potenza S001 (F SPORT)
Bridgestone Turanza ER33
A960E (IS 250 RWD)
A760H (IS 250 & IS 350 AWD)
AA81E - 8 Speed Sport Direct Shift w/Lockup Torque Coverter. (IS 350 RWD Only)
3 Mode Drive Mode Select - IS Standard
4 Mode Drive Mode Select w/SPORT S+ & AVS - Available on IS F SPORT
2014 Lexus IS Start Up Screen:
2014 Lexus IS F SPORT LFA-style guage cluster:
B-Roll of the 2014 Lexus IS provided by Lexus USA
GSE30 - IS 250 - Silver Lining w/Flaxen NuLuxe -
GSE30 - IS 250 - Silver Lining w/Flaxen NuLuxe - Luxury Package
is that LFA style cluster standard on the F sport? or is it an option for both?
It's only avaialble on F-Sport.
I notice in the video, the LFA cluster this time is showing everything in metric and Celsius. I assume this is on the US car.
I assume the car can change units in the GPS and climate controls as well? Maybe can demonstrate that on video?
So F-sport with red leather is not leather but Nuluxe and 10 way power seat.
Nice to see 2 USB ports
No USB color...wtf.....
Curb weight is pretty similar for IS 350 RWD
10 cubic foot trunk? No wonder they had to make those seats drop
Overall I like it but not blown away like I thought I would be on paper. Will have to drive it I guess.
No USB for us, apparently it wasn't a popular choice so they ended up axing it for the USA.
flip - whats the difference in real life between trunks of 2IS and 3IS? From pics I saw, 3IS looks bigger and deeper, and European specs are that it is actually bigger. So whats the difference between that and EPA?
2IS trunk capacity is 13 cubic feet. Some room had to get eaten up for the extra room in the backseat and folding seat feature and it got reduced to 10.8
What the hell Lexus? :mad: No USB, what the freaking hell!?! I am beginning to question their judgement, we are going to have 3 shades of silver and no USB?:confused: Hopefully they will reconsider this along with the stupid decision not to include fog lights on the f sport and put in that fake leather:thumbdn: Not so sure I am even interested in this car anymore...
Sorry had to vent, looking like I may just buy mine out of it's lease.
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