The 2020 Lexus IS a reliable and luxurious sports sedan that comes with polarizing exterior design, very modern interior, and great performances. The Lexus IS offers quality in basically all of the aspects, safety rating is above average and both handling and driving manners are superb. If you opt for this sedan, speed and comfort are guaranteed.
The styling is expressive and the upcoming model will arrive with an additional horsepower. Some optional features such as adaptive headlights are now standard and the interior follows the same with a standard rearview monitor.
2020 Lexus IS exterior looks refreshing
The forthcoming 2020 Lexus IS comes with more than the polarizing exterior. The design looks so refreshing and stylish and it comes with minor updates. The headlights, taillights, bumpers, and grille are slightly wider. However, the front “spindle” grille is huge and the headlights are adaptive. The corner vents are more aggressive and are including black trim inserts.
The taillights are looking narrower than before and exhaust outlets are finished in a rectangular shape. 17-inch wheels are standard and Lexus announced two new exterior color schemes, a Graphite Black Glass and Deep Blue Mica.
2020 Lexus IS interior comes with soft-touch surfaces
The interior of the all-new 2020 Lexus IS comes with plenty of high-quality materials and soft-touch surfaces. The center stuck is classic Lexus’, and it is a perfect match to a modern dashboard. Every corner of the cabin looks aesthetic, the seats are comfortable and are in a black leather, just like the door panels.
The Chateau colors are replaced with Ivory and Moonstone colors and red contrast stitching is available as well. Tachometer and speedometer are revised a bit and are looking much cleaner. The mouse-like controller on an infotainment screen is gone and the new screen looks very colorful and easy to use.
A rearview monitor is now standard instead of optional. Some new buttons are there and the HVAC controls suffered a redesign as well. Generally, the interior is slightly different, but everything inside of it now looks more modern and luxurious.
2020 Lexus IS engine options
There are three engine options within the new 2020 Lexus IS. A standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit produces 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is at 22/32 mpg. The optional drivetrain is a 3.5-liter V6 that can burst up to 260 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is slightly lower, both engines are available with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine offers only rear-wheel drive while the optional V6 comes with an all-wheel-drive configuration.
The third engine is the same 3.5-liter V6 but it comes with more horsepower and is only available on IS 350 model. It returns 311 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. This unit comes with both rear and all-wheel drive setups and the fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2020 Lexus IS price and release date
This sports sedan costs $40,000. An all-wheel-drive system costs an additional $1500 and the IS 350 model starts at $45,000. The 2020 Lexus IS is slightly above its competitors when it comes to price, but it comes with more standard equipment. A Lexus’ newest sedan will arrive at the beginning of 2019.