Cars – Sedan offers Lexus IS 2021 is one of the best experiences for owning a compact luxury car. It comes with two engine options and a high level of safety with impressive reliability and a unique and distinctive exterior design in its class, although at the same time it suffers from several defects in other points such as interior space, entertainment system and fuel consumption, and therefore Today we will learn together about a review Lexus IS 2021, its advantages and disadvantages.
The Lexus IS follows the Japanese luxury manufacturer’s usual design language in recent years, which enjoys a high level of prestige through a huge spindle grille surrounded by intense LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights and lower side ventilation outlets that increase the sporty character of the compact compact sedan.
As for the sides, we see sharp, prominent lines that increase the dynamism, especially with the back diagonal line that connects the rear fenders and the lower sides of the sedan in a distinctive and attractive way.
The sporty look is complemented by extremely slim taillights such as the front and LED strip, below a simple spoiler integrated into the boot lid, and above two tailpipes.
Cabin and Technologies
Inside, the Lexus IS offers a luxurious cabin with front seats with bolstered mattresses and good viewing and legroom despite limited knee and elbow space, and the rear seats are enough for only two adult passengers or 3 skinny people, although the experience of riding in general is not comfortable on long distances, Rear view is relatively limited to the thickness of the rear pillars, but the leather interior is very refined with the position adjustment support and heating and cooling of the front seats.
In terms of technologies, we find a central screen of 8 or 10.3 inches with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to the presence of a touch panel to control the screen remotely, in addition to the availability of a 10-speaker audio system, with an optional luxury system from Mark Levinson Stereo with 17 Loudspeaker, dual-zone air conditioning and sunroof.
In terms of safety, the Lexus IS has received an excellent 5-star rating in NHTSA safety tests, as well as a good rating and a Top Safety Pick+ award for being one of the safest cars in its class by IIHS, and it offers many standard safety systems including a vision camera Rear, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front Collision Detection with Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition.
performance and consumption
Lexus IS offers two engine options as follows:
- 4 cylinder 2-liter turbo with 241 horsepower, average fuel consumption of 11 km / liter
- A 3.5-liter V6 with 311 horsepower, with an average fuel consumption of 9.5 km/l
Both come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
As for the disadvantages of the Lexus IS, they are mainly concentrated in that it suffers from high fuel consumption, a narrow row of rear seats, in addition to an infotainment system that needs some time to get used to, in addition to an unenthusiastic acceleration experience.
The Lexus IS is available in Saudi Arabia, with a starting price of 180,000 riyals after tax, while the global price starts from 39,050 dollars.