- February 6, 2013
2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan – Review
Lexus has managed to grab the attention of the car buyers for many decades mainly because of the luxury sedans that they have launched in the market. At the recent Detroit Auto Show the company decided to unveil their new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan which clearly indicates that Lexus is once again trying to capture the luxury sedan buyers with their new vehicles that will be out in the market soon. Lexus has announced that this is the entry level luxury sedan that they are offering to buyers that would like to buy Lexus at an affordable price.
Let’s take a quick look at the top features of the vehicle in the 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan review below.
Lexus has already announced that they will come up with two cars IS250 and IS350 but both the cars will have similar exteriors that will make it convenient for the buyers. The overall design of the car is elegant and sophisticated like most of the Lexus sedans.
On the front side of the vehicle it has this spindle grille that makes Lexus stand apart from the rest of the vehicles. On both sides of the grille are headlamps that also have daytime running lights. The car also has a longer wheelbase compared to some of the earlier sedans that Lexus has already introduced in the market making it one of the most comfortable sedans that has lot of room on the inside as well.
The car also has a stiffer body and retuned suspension that works well for the overall exteriors of the car. The front fascia is aggressive and sporty in terms of appearance.
Lexus has confirmed that the 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan gets an updated and fresh interiors that will appeal to many young buyers as well. The interior of the car will be very much like the earlier Lexus cars but it will have a strong horizontal dashboard that sweeps across the cabin area.
The center console of the vehicle is angled for better ergonomics and it offers a better display to the driver. The Drive Mode knob offers drivers with various settings. These settings change the interior options and also the overall performance of the car. All the IS models will have Lexus Display Auto or Remote Touch controlled multimedia systems that will also offer real time traffic details and weather information.
For the first time ever the climate control option is also through touch sensitive electrostatic switches. While the driver seat has been redesigned to offer more comfort. There is enough of space in the cabin for tall passengers as well making it ideal sedan for most buyers.
2014 Lexus IS 250 gets the new 2.5 liter V6 engine that has the capability to produce 204 horsepower and which is combined with six speed automatic transmission.
While the IS 350 gets 3.5 liter V6 engine that has the capability to produce 300 horsepower. The engine is mated with eight speed automatic transmission.
There is no confirmation about the fuel economy and acceleration of the vehicle at the moment because Lexus has not provided with more information on it.
Lexus has definitely paid lot of attention to the security and safety of the consumers and therefore the company also introduces various standard safety features like antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, frontal and side curtain airbags, Lexus has also come up with various other safety options for the driver like better steering wheel.
Lexus has not announced the market price for 2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan but the estimated base price for the car is $36,000 and above.