We, like the general public, never believed it. Still, the IS F had serious potential; its hp V-8 left no doubt about that. It would hobbyhorse down uneven pavement and batter occupants in a straight line but roll excessively in corners. For , Lexus addressed these concerns in a big way, changing or retuning every major suspension component. There are softer front springs, stiffer rear springs, larger-diameter anti-roll bars front and rear, stiffer bushings on the rear subframe and rear anti-roll bar, and a new steering knuckle and front lower control arms for reduced unsprung mass.
2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport First Test
Tested: Lexus IS F Sport Deserves a Better Engine
We turn the spotlight on the car world's newest and brightest stars and ask the big questions, including the most important -- would you buy one? Lexus' rear-wheel drive sports sedan. Name your poison. What's under the bonnet? The 3. It's paired with a sequential 8-speed automatic with quick shift and throttle blipping as well as torque lock up from 2nd to 8th gear.
Tested: 2021 Lexus IS350 F Sport Deserves a Better Engine
Petrol 95 9. Fuel Economy claimed : 9. With a gutsy 3.
Sedans are dead, at least that's the conventional wisdom. The trend toward crossovers has seemingly placed four-door cars on death row, but while they're down, they're not out of appeals. New sports sedans are still being introduced. Lexus's updated IS F Sport is just such a sedan, but is it good enough to find enough buyers to save itself from the gallows? Designers went to work on the sheetmetal with a smoothed-out profile, squinty headlights, and following the trend, an even larger grille.