A true sport sedan in every sense of the term, the 2019 Lexus IS 350 delivers exhilarating performance, distinctive styling and world-class quality in a luxurious package. For 2019, the IS offers a new look up front with optional triple beam LED headlights. The Lexus IS 350 also comes equipped with safety and technology features that include Enform Safety Connect and Enform Service Connect. Both are complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership.
New upgraded LED headlight option
Amazon Alexa-integrated voice commands
Liquid Platinum replaces Silver Lining Metallic color
The 2019 Lexus IS 350 are available in RWD and AWD. Both offer an F SPORT model that further revs up the bold style and handling agility. It’s 3.5-liter V6 produces 311 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Rear-wheel drive models comes equipped exclusively with the eight-speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission that integrates advanced G-force Artificial Intelligence (G-AI) system to choose gears intuitively. Steering wheel paddle shifters are also available for those who prefer to shift for themselves.
For those seeking all-season grip, the 2019 Lexus IS 350 AWD model use a six-speed automatic transmission. The electronically controlled all-weather drive system is designed to help enhance traction and grip under most driving conditions by automatically varying front-to-rear torque distribution from 50:50 to as much as 30:70.
A Drive Mode Select system features up to five driving modes to tailor the car’s combination of economy, comfort, performance and handling characteristics. All IS sedans feature ECO, NORMAL, SNOW and SPORT modes. Equipping the IS 300 with the F SPORT package also adds Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), controlled with SPORT S, SPORT S+ and customizable drive mode.
V6 with aluminum block and cylinder heads
DOHC 24 valve with dual continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
3.5 liters (3,456 cc; 211 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke
3.70 in. x 3.27 in.
311 @ 6,400 rpm
277 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI, D-4S)
Premium 91-octane unleaded
LEV III ULEV
Front engine, rear or all-wheel drive
RWD: 8-speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission, with G AI SHIFT control and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
AWD: 6-speed Super Electronically Controlled (Super ECT) automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Max. Speed (RWD/AWD)
142 mph / 130 mph
Zero to 60 mph (RWD/AWD)
5.6 sec / 5.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph
Standing ¼-mile (RWD/AWD)
13.8 sec / 14.0 sec
EPA FUEL ESTIMATED (mpg)
20 City / 28 Highway / 23 Combined
19 City / 26 Highway / 21 Combined
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR
Available as an option across the model line, the new triple beam LED headlights deliver exceptional visibility for the driver along with a unique new look. Set in a distinctive “L” shaped pattern, the three, low-beam LED lamps project from the outside edge of the light cluster while a center-mounted high-beam bulb remains for even greater visibility when conditions allow.
At the rear, the Lexus 2019 Lexus IS 350 has an equally interesting light signature thanks to the refined look of the “L”-shaped LED taillights. The car’s sporting nature is further emphasized by the chrome exhaust tips and standard five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.
The 2019 Lexus IS 350 conveys its sporting intent from the moment the driver gets behind the wheel. Both the wheel and instrument panel designs were inspired by those in the Lexus LFA supercar. Everywhere you look and touch in the Lexus IS 300, you’ll see and feel unique details, including climate-control panel, analog clock and steering wheel switches. The speedometer and tachometer, as well as stitching atop the gauge hood, enhance the cockpit’s sporty feel.
The 2019 Lexus IS 350 offers two multimedia systems: standard high-resolution Lexus Display Audio (LDA) with a 7-inch screen and 8-speaker audio or the optional navigation system, which features a new 10.3-inch screen. This screen offers a larger and clearer image of the various functions of the multimedia and Enform systems.
71.3 in. (mirrors folded); 79.8 in. (mirrors extended)
Ground Clearance (RWD/AWD)
5.3 in / 5.1 in.
Max Cargo Capacity
10.8 cu. ft.
Curb Weight (RWD/AWD)
3,593 lbs. / 3,737 lbs.
TRIM LEVELS & PRICING
The 2019 Lexus IS 350 is a five-passenger small luxury sedan available in single trim levels. It powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine and can be paired with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission or all-wheel drive and a six-speed auto. The IS 300 is reviewed separately.
Standard equipment include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, simulated-leather upholstery (NuLuxe), 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, Lexus Enform Remote vehicle controls, two USB ports, a 7-inch color display, and an eight-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and HD radio. The IS 350 AWD comes with heated front seats. Safety features include a rearview camera, automatic high beams, lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection and automatic braking.
The optional Comfort package adds automatic wipers, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems (available separately). A Premium package adds heated and ventilated front seats. The Navigation package replaces the standard infotainment control dial with Lexus' Remote Touch joystick-type controller, a 10.3-inch display and a navigation system. A 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system can be added to this package.
The 2019 Lexus IS 350 F Sport package adds revised styling, staggered-width 18-inch wheels with all-season tires or summer, a sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip rear differential (RWD), upgraded brakes, an intake sound generator that amplifies engine noise during acceleration, heated and ventilated front sport seats, and a special sport-oriented gauge cluster.
Stand-alone options include upgraded LED headlights (triple-beam), a power rear sunshade, front and rear parking sensors, an automatic parking system, and a heated steering wheel.
The 2019 Lexus IS 350 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $42,955. Add $2,165 if you want all-wheel drive. Pricing for the F Sport package varies from model to model, but add approximately $3,000 on the price.