2015 Lexus IS 250
Mid-ranking luxury Small Car
The IS takes direct aim at Germany’s sporty sedans. With a 204-hp V6, the base trim is rather timid, while the middle of the family 306-hp V6 version quickens the pulse. It is, however, the F model with its 416-hp V8 that unleashes thunder and lightning. The V6 rear- and all-wheel drive models use a six-speed automatic. The F model comes with rear-wheel drive only and an eight-speed automatic.
The 2016 Lexus IS is a mid-ranking luxury small car that features one of the better interiors in the class. However, it isn’t as engaging to drive as competitors, and its infotainment system is difficult to navigate.