2012 Lexus IS -A Review

0 comments, 21/11/2011, by , in Auto Reviews, Lexus

2012 Lexus IS is a stylish Coupe which offers all the facilities of luxuries which you can imagine in a convertible. You can enjoy all the comfort of Coupe and it has been designed especially for young and enthusiastic drivers. 2012 Lexus IS present various performance oriented features (standard and optional) which includes 18-inches wheel, leather trimmed seats, front seats (heated and ventilated) and much more. Let’s discuss the features and specifications of 2012 Lexus IS in detail.

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Powertrain

  • 2012 Lexus IS 350C is powered by 3.5L V6 engine which produces 306 Horsepower and torque of 277 lb-ft. 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters is standard on 2012 Lexus IS 350C.
  • 2012 Lexus IS 250C is equipped 2.5L V6 engine which delivers performance and fuel efficiency altogether and produces 204 Horsepower and torque of 185 lb-ft. Lexus IS 250C is also available with 6 speed manual transmission/automatic transmission or paddle shift.

Note: Engines of 2012 Lexus IS 350 C and 250C uses dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and all the models equipped with these 2 engines have been certified as Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II).

Exterior

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Major parts of 2012 Lexus IS are composed of light weight aluminum especially the main roof panels. All the IS models of 2012 model year features styling and sporty cabin which is made from high quality material.

Standard exterior features

  • 17 inches alloy wheel
  • Foglamps
  • Xenon headlamps
  • Sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • LED running lights and much more.

Interior

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2012 Lexus IS is based on comfortable interior and equipped with high class features to offers full time comfort and luxury to passengers and driver. Standard interior features of 2012 Lexus IS 350 are;

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • 8-way power front seats
  • Safety connect telematics system
  • Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity

Safety Features

Various changes have been done in body structure to make 2012 Lexus IS safe and sound for the passengers and drivers. Much talked about safety features are;

  • Front seats features seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, rear seats consist of emergency lock retractor seatbelts along with automatic lock retractor.
  • 2012 Lexus IS Convertible also features front seat mounted head and torso airbags as well as knee airbags for driver and front passenger.

Other safety features are;

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Electronic Force Distribution System

Convenience features of 2012 Lexus IS

  • 2012 Lexus IS convertible features finest quality system of heating and cooling which adjust automatically according to the outside temperature.
  • SmartAccess Keyless Entry and push button for start and stop are standard and let driver to access the key fob either in pocket or purse.
  • Standard HomeLink programmable garage door opener runs home security device along with other systems.
  • All those models of 2012 Lexus IS which are powered by engine with automatic transmission features Hill Start Assistant Control as standard feature. This function protects the vehicle from moving back in the absence of driver’s foot on brake pedal.

Entertainment Features

  • 6-disc in dash CD changer
  • 8 speakers
  • SiriusXM satellite radio receiver
  • Bluetooth hands free phone capability and music streaming

Optional Luxury Features

  • Bi-Xenon HID headlamps with LED daytime running lamps.
  • IPA (Intuitive Park Assist) system which employs ultrasonic sensors to detect objects close to vehicle is also optional.
  • Pre Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System is also optional.

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