NEW FOR 2013:

- Special Edition package available on IS250 AWD: adds 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, heated/ventilated driver and front passenger seats, two-tone premium leather seating, unique interior colour scheme, HID headlights, and front and rear spoilers.

In its final year of its second generation, the 2013 Lexus IS sport sedan and convertible continues on relatively unchanged, the only addition being a new Special Edition trim for the IS250 AWD.

The IS lineup consists of the IS250 and IS350, in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive; the ISF, in rear-wheel drive; and the IS250C and IS350C convertibles, in rear-wheel drive.

The IS250 uses a 2.5-litre V6; it comes with a six-speed manual in rear-wheel drive that can be optioned to a six-speed automatic that is the only choice in all-wheel drive. The IS350 uses a 3.5-litre V6 with six-speed automatic. The IS250C also uses the 2.5-litre V6 with six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, while the IS350C uses the 3.5-litre V6 with six-speed automatic. The ISF uses a 5.0-litre V8 with eight-speed automatic transmission.

Features on the IS250 RWD include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and USB jack, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, cloth seats, rear-seat pass-through, keyless entry with pushbutton start, outside temperature gauge, multi-information display, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, auto up/down windows, cargo mat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor mats, cruise control, driver and passenger knee airbags, first-aid kit, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, variable intermittent wipers, automatic headlamps, and fog lamps.

The IS250 AWD adds an eight-way power driver’s seat.

The IS350 AWD adds leather upholstery, LED daytime running lamps, and xenon headlamps with washers.

The IS350 RWD adds 18-inch alloy wheels, premium leather upholstery, eight-way power passenger seat, navigation system, stainless steel scuff plates, aluminum sport pedals, three-spoke power tilt-and-telescopic ISF-style steering wheel, auto-dimming exterior mirrors with tilt in reverse, sport grille, power sunroof, rear spoiler and rain-sensing wipers.

Features on the IS250C and IS350C include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and USB, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated and ventilated eight-way power leather seats with memory, keyless entry with pushbutton start, outside temperature gauge, multi-information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, auto up/down front windows, three-spoke power tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, woodgrain trim, aluminum sport pedals, floor mats, rear passenger one-touch walk-in function, cruise control, garage door opener, cargo net, driver and passenger knee airbags, heated auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, headlamp washers, fog lamps and windshield wiper de-icer.

Features on the ISF include 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and USB, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated eight-way power leather seats with memory, rear-seat pass-through, navigation system, keyless entry with pushbutton start, compass, outside temperature gauge, multi-information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto up/down windows, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, cargo mat, three-spoke power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, garage door opener, driver and passenger knee airbags, heated mirrors, power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, fog lamps, and LED daytime running lights.

The ISF can be optioned with a Series 2 Package that adds alternate 19-inch alloy wheels, Mark Levinson audio, wallet-size smart card key, clearance and backup sensors, and headlamp washers.

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