2016 Lexus IS | Vehicle Showcase
The 2016 Lexus IS is one of the entry-level luxury 4-door sedans in the Lexus family. It comes available in two trims; the IS 250 and IS 350, both of which come with front-wheel drive but are also available in all-wheel drive (AWD) versions. The 2016 Lexus IS starts at a base price of $37,900. Today, we are going to take a closer look at what makes the new IS a consumer favorite amongst car enthusiasts.
Engine and Transmission
The 2016 Lexus IS 250 comes with a 2.5-litre, six-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine with dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i), direct ignition system (DIS), electronic throttle control system with intelligence (ETCS-i). The engine comes paired up with a 6-speed automatic super electronically controlled transmission (Super ECT) with sequential multi-mode shifter. The IS 250’s engine and powertrain combination are capable of putting out 204 horsepower and 184Nm of torque.
The IS 350 gets a bit of a bigger block, coming with a 3.5-litre engine featuring all of the same feature sets as the IS 250’s, with the addition of a sequential multiport electronic fuel injection system. The IS 350 also gets an 8-speed automatic transmission with similar specs as the IS 250’s, with the ability to put out 306 horsepower and 277Nm of torque.
Features and Amenities
Part of what makes the 2016 Lexus IS so special amongst other 4-door sedans on the market is its impressive design and luxury features that come to be expected with the Lexus brand and philosophy.
From a physical standpoint alone, the IS comes oozing with elegance and class from all angles, in and out. From the outside, the IS seduces onlookers with dark tinted glass, 17-inch or 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, color-keyed bumpers, mirrors and door handles, moonroof, heated, foldable exterior mirriors with integrated signal lamps, bi-xenon HID headlamps and LED daytime running lights matched with a sleek body design ergonomically put together to look striking from all angles. Those who opt to get the F SPORT IS 350 model will get 18-inch F SPORT wheels, custom F SPORT front grille and aero package.
Sitting at the drivers seat you’ll find a heated leather wrapped, 3-spoke steering wheel with audio controls and transmission paddle shifters, air conditioning in the vehicle with dual zone automatic climate control, rear seat heater ducts, a slew of modern audio peripherals including integrated SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth capability, in-dash DVD, Lexus premium audio and display audio. The seats in the IS are highly adjustable with 8-way power controls and adjustable headrests. In terms of convenience, you’ll find retained accessory power, cruise control, smart key system with push button start and keyless entry.
Aside from all the standard amenities, Lexus offers optional upgrade packages for those inclined on taking their new IS to the highest degree of customization.
Safety and Security
Lexus Motors is always proud to showcase a world-class set of safety features on all their vehicles; the 2016 IS is no exception in this regard. Scoring perfect grades in all safety performance tests, the Lexus IS stands proud amongst its peers in keeping its passengers and driver at ease in terms of being as safe as possible.
With the 2016 IS, we’ll find the following safety and security features:
- Front and rear seat belt pretensioners and force limiters
- Front passenger occupancy classification system
- Front seat mounted side airbags
- Driver and passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
- Driver and front passenger knee airbags
- Front and rear side curtain airbags
- Rear seat side airbags
- Rear cross traffic alert
- All-position 3-point lap and shoulder belts
- Child protection for rear door locks
- Front and rear seat assist grips
- Anti-theft system
- Fuel door lock
- Tire pressure monitoring system with auto location
- Front driver and passenger seat belt warning
- Front ventilated disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes
- Antilock braking system (ABS)
- Brake assist (BA)
- Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
2016 Lexus IS at Lexus of Edmonton
Lexus of Edmonton is proud to sell and service the 2016 Lexus IS with all its option and upgrade packages. Our staff are always eager to do help you out in your inquiries regarding the IS or any other Lexus vehicle. If you would like to test drive a 2016 IS or any other vehicle, don’t hesitate to give us a call at +1 866-936-8300 or come down to our showroom in west Edmonton at 11204 170 Street NW, and we’ll help you move your story forward with a Lexus vehicle.