NEW FOR 2011:

– IS250 and IS350 add new front and rear fascia and dash trim
– IS350 available in all-wheel drive
– New 17-inch wheels on IS250; new 18-inch wheels on IS350
– IS350 RWD adds standard sport suspension, paddle shifters, hard-disc-drive navigation system, sunroof and rain-sensing wipers
– ISF adds new 19-inch wheels, windshield de-icer, Alcantara sport seat, hard-disc-drive navigation system and new option packages; redesigned gauges; Sport mode switch moved to the steering wheel; neoprene added to the steering wheel for better grip; improved suspension and power steering; all-season floor mats added; adaptive front lighting discontinued as standard feature
– ISC models add standard windshield de-icer, LED front daytime running lights, one-touch up/down windows and new option packages
– Exterior colours: Starlight Black Mica and Deep Sea Mica added

For 2011, the Lexus IS lineup undergoes several changes. The IS350 is now available in all-wheel drive, a configuration previously available only on the IS250. Both the IS250 and IS350 undergo a mild facelift with new front and rear fascias, new dash trim, and new wheels. The rear-wheel drive IS350 receives several new options, as do the ISF and ISC models, and the ISF has improvements to its suspension and power steering for better performance.

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 rear-view 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 rear-view 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.

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