Exterior Design

The Lexus IS sedans show a strong family resemblance to the Lexus GS models while establishing their own distinctively sporty identity. A notably wide stance and long wheelbase, coupled with tightly drawn bodywork, give the IS an athletic, road-hungry yet sophisticated style. Carefully shaped body contours, a subtle ducktail-curved trunk lid and "air kick" tail lamps contribute to a low 0.28 coefficient of drag (Cd).

A highly rigid body structure is the starting point for controlling noise intrusion. Strategically placed noise-suppression materials, including special window and door seals, acoustic windshield glass and asphalt sheeting, take over from there.

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    PCS (Pre-Collision System)
    When the radar sensor detects an unavoidable frontal collision, safety systems such as the brakes and seat belts are automatically engaged in an attempt to lessen damage. Pre-collision seat belts ...

    Dynamic radar cruise control
    Dynamic radar cruise control supplements conventional cruise control with a vehicle-to-vehicle distance control. In vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, the vehicle automatically accelerates or ...

    Hood
    Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood. Pull the hood release lever. The hood will pop up slightly. Lift the hood catch and lift the hood. CAUTION: Pre-driving chec ...