2021 Lexus IS

Pure Driving Pleasure

This popular luxury compact sports sedan has been revamped!

For 2021, three powertrains and nine models are available.

What's New

The new IS is the first vehicle from Lexus to debut the Lexus Driving Signature development standard.
Owners will appreciate a brand new multimedia system with an available 10.3” touchscreen display. You can easily stay connected with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility!
Enhanced and new standard safety features are available with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5.

19” wheels will be available for the first time ever to improve handling capabilities. Two 19” wheel options are offered with F SPORT models, including a forged BBS wheel specifically for the F SPORT 3 with the Dynamic Handling Package.

2021 Lexus IS Design

The 2021 IS looks sportier and more aggressive than ever with a low profile and a wider body than the outgoing model. Muscular fenders accommodate standard 19” wheels and larger tires for improved performance.

The exterior styling is bold while still appearing sharp, elegant, and athletic.

In the cabin, NuLuxe-trimmed seating gives the new IS a luxurious feel while features like heated and ventilated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control ensure maximum comfort.

2021 Lexus IS Performance

All-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations are available with three different powertrains for the 2021 IS:

  • A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission
  • A 3.5L V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission (260 hp, 236 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • A more powerful 3.5L V6 sending powder to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission (311 hp, 280 lb.-ft. of torque)

17” wheels were standard on the outgoing IS and are now replaced with standard 18” options.

The new 2021 IS has been tested at the Toyota Technical Centre Shimoyama in Japan to ensure peak performance which is what Lexus enthusiasts have come to love about this sports sedan.

2021 Lexus IS Technology

An 8” touchscreen multimedia system comes standard on the 2021 IS, and a larger 10.3” touchscreen is also available. The multimedia system is now 80mm closer to the driver for easy access!

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are available.

2021 Lexus IS Safety

Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 is standard on the 2021 IS, and several features receive enhancements while others are completely new for 2021.

Features include:

  • Front-to-front risk detection
  • Left turn intersection support
  • Automatic high beams
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • Lane tracing assist
  • Full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control
  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and bicycle detection

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