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2022 IS 300 Base 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $39,125
2022 IS 300 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $41,125
2022 IS 350 F SPORT 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $43,550
2022 IS 350 F SPORT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $45,550
2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $56,850
2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance Premium 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $61,350
2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $67,400
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The 2022 Lexus IS lineup gains an IS 500 F Sport Performance model powered by a 472-hp V8 engine. The carryover IS 300 can get a new Premium Package with more than a dozen popular features. A power rear sunshade is available for the first time. The Lexus IS received a thorough redesign just last year.

Choosing Your Lexus IS

The IS now comes in four trim levels: IS 300, IS 350 F Sport, IS 500 F Sport Performance, and IS 500 F Sport Performance Premium. Pricing starts at $39,850 including destination and reaches $62,075 for the IS 500 F Sport Performance Premium.

Engine Choices

Rear-drive versions of the IS 300 carry a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while models equipped with all-wheel drive run with a V6. The IS 350 F Sport receives a high-output version of the V6 engine. A V8 is exclusive to the new IS 500 F Sport Performance trims.

The AWD and V6 combo costs $2,000 on the IS 300. AWD is available on the IS 350 F Sport for $2,000. The IS 500 F Sport Performance is RWD only.

RWD models use an eight-speed automatic transmission, whereas AWD versions carry a six-speed automatic. Both transmissions are equipped with paddle shifters.

Engine TypeTrim LevelHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-CylinderIS 300 RWD241 hp258 lb-ft25 mpg
3.5L V6IS 300 AWD260 hp236 lb-ft22 mpg
3.5L V6IS 350 F Sport311 hp280 lb-ft23 mpg
5.0L V8IS 500 F Sport Performance472 hp395 lb-ft20 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Lexus IS is a compact sport sedan with seating for five, although four is the limit for comfortable travel. Even then, taller rear passengers may feel squished on long trips. Trunk space is modest at 10.8 cubic feet, so the split-folding rear seat will come in handy.

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Safety Features

The IS comes well-equipped for safety from the start. Standard driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, road sign recognition, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection.

At this level of standard equipment, options are few. Buyers can select front and rear parking sensors with reserve automatic braking for $565. A surround-view camera can be added to the bundle for a total cost of $1,365. A head-up display isn't offered on the IS.

Connectivity

The standard infotainment system features an eight-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, two USB ports, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The IS 300 and IS 350 F Sport are available with navigation ($1,670) and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system ($1,080). Models equipped with navigation get a 10.3-inch touchscreen. These features aren't available on the regular IS 500 F Sport Performance, but come standard on the Premium model.

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2022 Lexus IS 300 – MSRP From $39,850

The IS 300 starts off with eight-way power front seats, NuLuxe leatherette upholstery, proximity entry, auto-dimming side mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The $2,475 Comfort Package adds heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a sunroof, automatic wipers, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated universal home remote. These items are also available in the $4,120 Premium Package, along with a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, auto-tilting side mirrors, a rear center armrest with cupholders, a power rear sunshade, and 19-inch wheels. Triple-beam LED headlights are a standalone option, priced at $1,250.

2022 Lexus IS 350 F Sport – MSRP From $44,275

The F Sport draws out the IS's sporting potential with the 311-hp V6, a front cool air intake, sport exhaust, performance instrumentation, aerodynamic body trim, and standard 19-inch wheels. Inside are heated and ventilated front sport seats, 10-way power driver adjustments, a heated sport steering wheel, and aluminum pedals covers. Automatic wipers are also standard.

The F Sport Dynamic Handling Package ($4,200) endows the F Sport with an adaptive sport suspension, a limited-slip rear differential, additional driving modes, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, carbon fiber body components, and ash wood interior trim. The sunroof and power sunshade are available on an individual basis, priced at $1,100 and $210, respectively. The $575 Memory Package adds the driver memory settings, power-adjustable steering wheel, and auto-tilting side mirrors.

2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance – MSRP From $57,575

The new IS 500 F Sport Performance packs the V8 engine, plus the Dynamic Handling package as standard. Other performance upgrades include larger brakes, stacked quad exhausts, Yamaha rear performance dampers, and 19-inch Enkei alloy wheels. A raised hood and dark chrome window surround complete the exterior look. The Memory Package and sunroof are standard on the IS 500. There are no factory options for this trim.

2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Premium – MSRP From $62,575

The F Sport Performance Premium picks up the remaining non-performance equipment: the Mark Levinson system, navigation, the triple-beam headlights, and the power sunshade.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2022 Lexus IS 300 almost begs for AWD since Lexus throws in the V6 engine for the same $2,000. The 350 F Sport is indeed faster, but doesn't handle any better without the pricey Dynamic Handling Package added. The new IS 500 F Sport Performance line dwells on a different performance plane, which is reflected in its price. Even so, it's a clear bargain among V8 sport sedans.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • IS 500 F Sport
  • Now offered with a touchscreen
  • Looks angry
  • Packed with features

Cons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Feels old
  • Lower engines lack grunt
  • Rivals are sharper
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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V8 Engine Arrives. The big news for the 2022 Lexus IS is that the automaker now offers the sports sedan with a V8 engine again. There’s a new IS 500 F Sport Performance that’s powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine. In the modern era where automakers are moving toward turbocharged six-cylinder engines for high-performance vehicles, the IS 500’s V8 engine should be celebrated.

While the IS 500 is new, the 5.0-liter V8 is virtually the same engine found in the IS F from 2008. With 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, we don’t think people will mind that the engine is now almost old enough to drive. The V8 brings a zero-to-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a distinctive sound that no other vehicle in the class can match.

While the V8 is a fantastic engine, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.5-liter V6 aren’t. These are the same engines that the IS has had for years and remain unchanged. They don’t compare well to engines found in rivals and feel like they’re in need of a serious makeover.

Still Good Value. Last year, the IS finally received a touchscreen. That fixed one of our largest issues with the sedan. Unfortunately, Lexus didn’t update the infotainment system and the touchpad is still fitted on the center console. Still, the standard eight-inch touchscreen is generous in size and comes with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, 10 Audi speakers, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. These features help the IS be a strong value option in the class.

Lexus offers the IS sedan with an impressive list of available features. A 10.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, an eight-inch digital instrument cluster, and a rich-sounding 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system are available. These features may not have the allure of more modern features on rivals, but they cost a lot less.

Beyond performance, there’s little reason to move up to higher IS trims. The sedan comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and power-adjustable front seats. It’s a great list of equipment for a sedan that costs $39,850 with destination.

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Great Safety Features and Scores. Every IS sedan comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 suite of advanced safety features. The suite includes the standard equipment of automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and pedestrian detection. But it goes above and beyond with traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The few optional safety features include parking sensors and a surround-view parking camera.

In crash-testing, the IS earned great scores from both the IIHS and the NHTSA. The IIHS named the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle, while the NHTSA gave the vehicle a five-star overall safety rating. You’re definitely safe in the IS.

Angry Exterior, Tranquil Interior. From the outside, you expect the IS to be a crazed sports sedan that only wants to go fast. With Lexus’ enormous grille, sharp headlights, angular body lines, and bulbous rear end, the IS certainly makes a case for being the most aggressive-looking sedan in the class. While the new IS 500 is the only one in the lineup that backs the design with serious performance, the others still look great.

The interior design of the IS feels old and outdated compared to rivals, but it still offers passengers with a premium experience. Everything you touch and look at is a high-quality material, while the nifty instrument cluster that transforms based on what drive mode you’re in is still a fresh take on how to incorporate technology in a sporty way.

The biggest issue with the IS sedan is its lack of spacious seats. The front seats are supportive but aren’t comfortable for long drives because of their stiff padding. In the back, there’s not much legroom for passengers and all-wheel-drive models have a hump in the back because of a driveshaft that eats into precious rear legroom. Forget about cargo capacity, as the sedan offers just 10.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Final Thoughts. The 2022 Lexus IS isn’t the newest kid on the block and it certainly falls behind competitors on the tech and comfort front. But the IS has a sporty design, a premium cabin, and a naturally aspirated V8 engine that feels alive. It continues to be a strong value option, though it lacks the same features as rivals.

The Genesis G70 is another standout value choice. It has a gorgeous design, an upscale interior, agile handling, and high-tech features. Just like the IS, it doesn’t have a lot of rear-seat legroom. The BMW 3-Series has been the benchmark in the segment for years. It has a mix of luxury, performance, and technology that only a few can match.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$66
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
90 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
185.4 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
56.5 "
Front Headroom
38.2 "
Rear Headroom
36.9 "
Front Legroom
44.8 "
Rear Legroom
32.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,715 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 Pioneer / 17 Mark Levinson
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor (bsm) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) With Steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Tracing Assist (lta) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System (pcs) W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intelligent High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Intuitive Parking Assist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

Used 2022 Lexus IS for Sale

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Color: Black
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41,645 mi

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STG Auto Group of Bellflower (15 mi)

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Phone: (949) 612-2109
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