Lexus is one of the market’s favorite and most-trusted automotive brands according to Kelley Blue Book. This is, in large part, because of the brand’s affordability while still offering premium luxury features and performance that rival its more expensive competitors. Lexus was even named J.D. Power’s most dependable auto brand out of the 33 ranked. The 2021 Lexus IS, a powerful sports-sedan, is set to hit the market with updated specs and a more refined outward appearance than ever before. This release is one to look out for.

The 2021 Lexus IS

To keep up with high-selling rivals like the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series, the Lexus IS has opted for a sleek and bold exterior design with angular headlights and a generally athletic build. The IS350 F Sport model, one upgrade above the IS’s base, features even more ambitious exterior styling and larger tires. For only a marginal difference in price and still less than its competition, the F Sport upgrade is a reasonable one for many customers.

The Lexus IS’s exterior isn’t the only aspect changing and improving significantly from previous model years; its performance and interior have also been overhauled. The new model’s engine will continue to produce a respectable 241 horsepower from its four-cylinder but the upgraded model is even stronger with a V6 that takes its capabilities to the next level. From 0 to 60 in about five seconds, this premium sports sedan packs a significant punch. 

Additionally, the IS’s interior accommodates its passengers very well. Creature comforts like multi-zone climate control, a sizable sunroof, and premium leather seats round out an impressive overall design. The Lexus IS doesn’t slack from a technology standpoint, either, as the base model comes equipped with an 8-inch infotainment system with in-dash navigation, and a 10.3-inch screen with even more capabilities is available upon request. Smartphone integration is also included to ensure that everyone can stay connected while on the move.

We like keeping you up to date on new car releases at Absolute News. The 2021 Lexus IS is a great premium and affordable release heading into the new year. Staying true to its best attributes while still finding room to improve, this model is certain to find a comfortable segment in a somewhat crowded luxury sports-sedan market. If you’re interested in browsing through our CB Absolute Advantage inventory of Lexus vehicles, or any make and model, you can do so through our website here.