Lexus isn't making any changes to the IS sports sedan for 2019. And that includes the price, holding firm starting from $41,050.
The IS is offered with three engines, though the naming scheme is a little confusing. The base car is the IS 300 RWD. That one gets a 2.0L turbo-four that makes 241 hp. The next step up is the IS 300 AWD, which gets all-wheel drive, but also a 3.5L V6 that makes 260 hp. Finally, the IS 350 AWD which gets a 3.5L V6 – which makes 311 hp – and also has all-wheel drive.
The base IS 300 has a 10-speaker audio system and heated sports seats. Buyers can add an F Sport Series 1 pack that adds active noise control, ventilated front seats, moonroof, and F Sport styling that includes 18-inch wheels.
The IS 300 AWD is similarly equipped, with the addition of the bigger engine and all-wheel drive, but has more available options. A Premium package heats the steering wheel, ventilated the seats, and gets blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. A Luxury package adds navigation and a 10.3-inch display, driver seat memory, and adaptive front lights. F Sport Series 1 adds the same pieces as on the RWD version, and the F Sport Series 2 the rest of the Luxury package convenience features to the F Sport's upgraded wheels and styling.
The IS 350 starts with the Executive package that adds a 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, navigation, ventilated seats, power moonroof, adaptive lighting, seat memory, and more. It gets the F Sport aerodynamics as the F Sport Series 2, and adds an adaptive suspension but loses the Mark Levinson stereo and adaptive lighting. To get that back, pick the F Sport Series three that comes with the stereo, LED headlamps, and power rear sunshade.
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All IS models get a safety suite that includes radar cruise, lane departure with lane keep assist, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams.
The 2019 Lexus IS series is on sale now.
2019 Lexus IS Canadian Pricing:
IS 300 RWD: $41,050
IS 300 RWD F Sport Series 1: $44,850
IS 300 AWD: $43,600
IS 300 AWD Premium: $45,500
IS 300 AWD Luxury: $48,450
IS 300 AWD F Sport Series 1: $47,400
IS 300 AWD F Sport Series 2: $50,200
IS 350 AWD Executive: $53,100
IS 350 AWD F Sport Series 2: $54,400
IS 350 AWD F Sport Series 3: $56,000