What’s New With the 2023 Lexus IS?

Experience the pleasure of driving in the stylish and dynamic 2023 Lexus IS. A feat that only Lexus can achieve, this luxury sport sedan eloquently combines dynamic performance with evocative styling and bulletproof reliability. Recently undergoing an extensive model redesign, the 2023 Lexus IS lineup receives slight updates, highlighted by a new special appearance package. Continue reading below as our product experts at Lexus of Royal Oak have compiled the key highlights and changes to the 2023 Lexus IS.


Special Appearance Packages

An all-new Special Appearance Package is available exclusively on the 2023 IS 350 AWD variant. Exclusive enhancements such as 19" Enkei Gloss Black H/P wheels, black window frames and two-tone exterior paint differentiate this package from F SPORT Series 3 equipped IS 350 variants. Further enhancements to the IS 350 AWD included in this special appearance package includes:

  • SPORT+ Mode
  • Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
  • Parking Support Brake
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
  • 17 Speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio System

Multiple Powertrain Options

The 2023 Lexus IS offers drivers three powerful powertrain options to choose from. Exclusively found on the rear-wheel drive IS 300 variant is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 241 horsepower and 259 l0ft of torque. Those who opt for the all-wheel drive variant of the IS 300 receive the Lexus brand’s venerable 3.5L naturally-aspirated V6 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that generates 260 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. Exclusively available in all-wheel drive, the 2023 IS 350 ups the ante in styling and performance with a sport tuned 3.5L naturally-aspirated V6 engine producing a respectable 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. True Lexus driving enthusiasts will opt for the all-new IS 500 variant powered by a 5.0L V8 generating 472 horsepower and 394 lf-ft of torque, available in both rear- or all-wheel drive configurations.

Specifications: IS 300 RWD IS 300 AWD IS 350 AWD IS 500
Engine 2.0L turbo four-cylinder 3.5L V6 3.5L V6 5.0L V8
Horsepower 241 260 311 472
Torque (lb-ft) 258 236 280 394
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) Automatic 6-Speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) Automatic 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) Automatic
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive RWD or AWD
Fuel Economy (L/100km) (City/Hwy) 11.0 / 7.6 12.2 / 9.0 12.2 / 9.0 14.1 / 9.3

Performance-Oriented Lexus IS 500 RWD F SPORT

A revival of the beloved previous generation IS F, the 2023 Lexus IS F SPORT brings back pure driving excitement in the Lexus sport sedan lineup. Powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0L V8 engine that’s exclusively mated to an eight-speed sport direct shift automatic transmission, this dynamic sport sedan generates an impressive 472 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. For those looking for a truly enthusiast-focused vehicle, the rear-wheel drive variant of the IS 500 is the vehicle that is sure to satisfy your cravings for a traditional V8 sport sedan. An all-wheel drive variant of the IS 500 is also available for those looking to enjoy year-round excitement.

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