Lexus IS: The Details

For 2011, the Lexus IS gets a minor facelift that updates the car’s exterior, interior, adds a new F Sport package and brings a first for the IS lineup: an all-wheel drive IS 350. With AWD competition from Audi, BMW, Cadillac and Infiniti, it only made sense for Lexus to get in on the act.

While the 2011 Lexus IS looks sleeker, it is mechanically similar to than the older IS. Exterior updates include a new front grill and bumper, new LED daytime running lights, refreshed taillights and a revised tailpipe design. On the inside, the interior remains largely the same but the 2011 IS benefits from new, optional F Sport seats that have grippy microfiber to hold the driver in place during aggressive driving.

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    Safety
    Side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain-type airbags for the first and second rows, Active TRAC traction control and antilock brakes are included. Lexus' Vehicle Stability Control el ...

    Engine compartment
    1. Brake fluid reservoir. 2. Engine oil filler cap. 3. Engine oil level dipstick. 4. Power control unit coolant reservoir. 5. Fuse boxes. 6. Engine coolant reservoir. 7. Radiator. 8. Conden ...

    SRS airbags
    The SRS airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe impacts that may cause significant injury to the occupants. They work together with the seat belts to help reduce the ...