2009 Lexus IS 350 Review – A Perfect Combination of Performance and Comfort

May 31, 2009 by admin  
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IS 350 Lexus. Lexus is 350 is Lexus’ completely redesigned entry level sports sedan. It is a luxury sport sedan that competes with the Audi a4, BMW 3-series, Infinity g35, and Mercedes Benz C-class. Unveiled at The New York Auto Show in the first half of 2005, the 2009 Lexus IS 350 comes with a number of impressive features and specifications. A top of the line trim in the is line, the 2009 Lexus IS 350 is powered by a powerful 3.5-liter v6 engine generating a horsepower of 306. Be the refined styling, steeply raked windshield or splayed wheel arches contrast with a seamless sweep from hood to windscreen pillar, the 2009 Lexus IS 350 never fails to impress its potential customers. the 2009 Lexus IS 350 has a starting price of $36,605. If you are looking for luxury sport sedan that offers a perfect combination of performance and comfort, the 2009 Lexus IS 350 is for you.

2009 IS 350 Lexus offers a refreshing approach to designing controls as compared to some competitors that are making controls more complex to learn and distracting to use. One example is the multi-information display located within the speedometer. This versatile feature integrates a trip computer that provides outside temperature, driving range, average fuel consumption, average fuel consumption since refueling (per tank), current fuel consumption, and average speed. The display also includes an oil-maintenance reminder and system warnings, all grouped in one convenient location.

The 2009 Lexus IS line offers three models: The rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS 350, the rear-drive Lexus 250 and an all-wheel drive IS 250 Lexus. The IS 250 use 2.5-liter V6 engine delivers 204 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 185 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,800 rpm. The Lexus IS 350’s 3.5-liter V6 delivers 306 horsepower at 6,400 RPM along with 277 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800. Both engines use aluminum cylinder blocks and heads and employ dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), which controls timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The IS 350 comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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A direct-type fuel-injection system provides a cooling effect in the cylinders, enabling the high compression needed to extract maximum energy from the fuel. Aside from its larger displacement, the 3.5-liter V6 differs chiefly in that it augments the direct fuel injection with port fuel injectors. In light- and medium-load conditions, these additional injectors help produce a precise burn, increasing power and efficiency. A dual exhaust system reduces back-pressure at higher engine speeds. All 2009 Lexus IS models meet the Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV II) certification.

IS 350 Lexus is breaking lots of new ground. When you consider that this luxury rear wheel drive was engineered for race car performance while comfortably managing 5 passengers in a spacious luxury interior, the IS 350 looks all the more impressive. When Lexus sets out to create a high-performance luxury vehicle, they don’t cut corners. The IS 350’s performance is above anything in its class; and amazingly, Lexus did not have to sacrifice luxury and safety features to achieve this result. “compromise” is a word you are not likely to hear in regard to the is 350, 3.5-liter v6 engine that easily produces 306 horsepower at 6400 rpm; the is 350 is certainly no lightweight. It’s 0 to 60 acceleration time of 5.3 seconds means it is clearly the fastest luxury sedan in its class on the road.

Picking out an IS 350 Lexus is pretty simple, as there’s only one trim level. It’s very well equipped and includes 17-inch wheels, leather seats, power front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, a moon-roof and an impressive audio system with a six-cd changer. There’s an auxiliary jack for mp3 players, and a mark levinson 14-speaker, 300-watt 7. 1 surround-sound audio system is available individually or as part of an option package that also includes a voice-activated navigation system. Available are the luxury package (heated seats and hid headlights) and the sport package (18-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension and unique interior details such as aluminum pedals). Even without options, the Lexus IS 350 comes with a well-crafted interior boasting an attractive design and high-quality materials. The front and rear seats are built more for comfort than support during spirited driving, which sheds some light on the difference between the IS 350 and its more performance-oriented German counterparts.

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The 2009 IS 350 Lexus comes with the following features as standard – power accessories, vehicle/radio anti-theft, vehicle anti-lockout, child safety door locks, ABS brakes, traction/stability control, hill start control, CD changer with 13 speakers, speed sensing volume, radio data system, MP3 player, daytime running lights, fog lights, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, rear HVAC ducts, air filter, cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls, compass, temperature gauge, tire pressure monitor, trip computer with miles until empty, engine start/stop button, delayed courtesy lighting, tool kit, keyless entry, universal garage door opener, remote controls/releases, access card, first aid kit, trunk anti-trap, emergency fuel shut off, front dual reclining seats, power lumbar, leather seats, power tilt steering column, lockable/illuminated glove box, sunroof, sunshade, rear defroster, power/heated/signaling exterior mirrors, tinted glass, illuminated vanity mirrors and intermittent wipers.

Additional features on the IS 350 Lexus are added to the multi-information display depending on selected options. When an Lexus IS model is equipped with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the display can show a car icon with the selected following distance. When equipped with Intuitive Park Assist (IPA), the display can show a car icon with the location and distance of objects detected near the bumpers.Optional features include – wheel locks, navigation system, a Premium Audio Package, headlight washers, parking assistance with camera, a Sport Package, Accessory Package and a variety of upgrade packages.

For the 2010 model Lexus lunch IS convertible; IS 350C and IS 250C. These are the hard-top IS convertibles Lexus that give Lexus a coupe and Lexus convertible in the entry luxury segment for the first time. The IS C models combine the expressiveness of a convertible with the athletic styling of a coupe.

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