2021 Lexus IS

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Performance

Lexus Driving Signature

The 2021 IS is the first to sport the new Lexus Driving Signature, that looks to forge an even closer bond between driver and car. To build the purest expression of a sports sedan, first we had to build the ultimate track to sharpen it.

Shimoyama Test Track

The newly built Shimoyama is a 5.3 km test bed of curves, corners and multiple surfaces, where IS was pushed to the limit to infuse an ever-higher dimension of performance.

Enhanced Chassis Rigidity

Countless tests focused on enhancing rigidity to create a vehicle that provides immediate steering feedback, while simultaneously reduce unwanted noise and vibration too, and elevate ride comfort.

Revised Suspension Layout

Multiple refinements were made to the suspension setup, including innovative parts and materials, and reductions in unsprung weight.

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Forged on Shimoyama. Proven in Canada.

From the race track to the roads you drive, Lexus IS is a proven performer, ready to make the most challenging conditions into its winter and summer playground.

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Powertrains & Drivetrains

Choose from three different powertrains, and the thrill of pure rear-wheel-drive, or the elevated confidence of dynamic torque all-wheel-drive.

Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Touch the throttle and Lexus IS 300’s RWD’s 2.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder puts 241 HP and 259 lb.-ft of torque at your command. Mated to an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission for optimum gear selection.

  • 241 Horsepower
  • 8 Speed Transmission
  • 2.0 L 4‑cyl Engine

Naturally Aspirated V6

IS 300 AWD adds an extra dose of exhilaration with a 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 that generates 260 HP and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. And dynamic torque all-wheel-drive for elevated confidence and control.

  • 260 Horsepower
  • 6 Speed Transmission
  • 3.5 L V6 Engine

Exhilaration

For those that crave maximum power, IS 350 AWD boasts a 311 HP 3.5-litre V6 with a performance time of 0-96 km/h in 5.7 thrilling seconds. Featuring a 6-speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission, and dynamic torque all-wheel-drive.

  • 311 Horsepower
  • 6 Speed Transmission
  • 3.5 L V6 Engine

F SPORT 

F SPORT  Series 1, 2 and 3

Fast, fun and furious. F SPORT  models let you take performance – and pure driving enjoyment – to a whole new level, including a Dynamic Handling Package available exclusively on IS 350 AWD with F SPORT  Series 3.

F SPORT  Wheels

For greater cornering force, F SPORT  Series 1 & 2 feature 19” alloys. F SPORT  Series 3 – exclusive to IS 350 AWD – add 19” high-performance forged BBS wheels that elevate stability while reducing weight.

Active Sound Control

F SPORT  models feature active sound control that dials up the roar of the engine, while dialing down unwanted noise.

Dynamic Handling Package

Enjoy exceptional control on all surfaces, and peerless cornering performance courtesy of the Dynamic Handling Package featuring an Adaptive Variable Suspension that instantaneously adjusts dampers based on G-force, yaw rate, speed, and your input, and puts power to the ground courtesy of its high-performance BBS wheels.

F SPORT  Exclusives

F SPORT  models boast a host of visual and performance cues that immediately set it apart, from a unique front bumper, rocker molding, F SPORT  19-inch wheels, and available carbon-fibre rear spoiler, to a race-inspired cockpit with features like F SPORT  accelerator pedal, brake pedal, footrest, and combination meter, along with distinctive ornamentation.

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Available Carbon-fibre Exterior Features
Integrated Rear Spoiler
Available Circuit Red Trim
Available Heated Steering Wheel And Shifter

Design

Agile and Provocative

The new IS is as thrilling to look at as it is to drive. Every feature and form speaks to its athletic abilities and aggressive intent – starting with its low and wide stance, bold front fascia, and muscular silhouette.

Aggressively Refreshed Outlook

A newly designed spindle grille helps create an undeniable sense of presence, flanked by sleek, yet light-weight headlamps that emphasize IS’ low centre of gravity. All wrapped in a series of new colours like Cloudburst Grey and Grecian Water.

Athletically Inclined & Designed

Sleek, yet sharp character lines mark IS’ profile, complemented by muscular fenders designed to accommodate the larger available 19” wheels and large diameter tires.

Lasting Impression

An all-new L-shaped blade-style light-bar spans the rear of the vehicle, creating an unmissable lighting signature.

Inspired Interior

Luxury and performance live in harmony in the new IS, with an interior that is designed to stir your soul and inspire the desire to drive

Seats of Power

8-way power front passenger seats, trimmed in NuLuxe®, hold you in firm comfort, ideal for long trips and spirited drives.

Sporty Touches

The instrument panel, centre cluster, centre display, and two-tone colour scheme all combine to elevate IS’ inherently sporty look and feel.

Intelligent Amenities

Intelligent amenities abound, like a dual-zone automatic climate control with touch-sensitive controls, available power moonroof, and Smart Key with push button start.

New Ultra Luxury Grade

The new Ultra-Luxury Grade builds on the enviably-equipped Luxury Grade with an exclusive Rioja Red interior, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system that immerses you in crystal clear sound, and a panoramic view monitor.

  • Exterior

    Agile and Provocative

    The new IS is as thrilling to look at as it is to drive. Every feature and form speaks to its athletic abilities and aggressive intent – starting with its low and wide stance, bold front fascia, and muscular silhouette.

    Aggressively Refreshed Outlook

    A newly designed spindle grille helps create an undeniable sense of presence, flanked by sleek, yet light-weight headlamps that emphasize IS’ low centre of gravity. All wrapped in a series of new colours like Cloudburst Grey and Grecian Water.

    Athletically Inclined & Designed

    Sleek, yet sharp character lines mark IS’ profile, complemented by muscular fenders designed to accommodate the larger available 19” wheels and large diameter tires.

    Lasting Impression

    An all-new L-shaped blade-style light-bar spans the rear of the vehicle, creating an unmissable lighting signature.

  • Interior

    Inspired Interior

    Luxury and performance live in harmony in the new IS, with an interior that is designed to stir your soul and inspire the desire to drive

    Seats of Power

    8-way power front passenger seats, trimmed in NuLuxe®, hold you in firm comfort, ideal for long trips and spirited drives.

    Sporty Touches

    The instrument panel, centre cluster, centre display, and two-tone colour scheme all combine to elevate IS’ inherently sporty look and feel.

    Intelligent Amenities

    Intelligent amenities abound, like a dual-zone automatic climate control with touch-sensitive controls, available power moonroof, and Smart Key with push button start.

    New Ultra Luxury Grade

    The new Ultra-Luxury Grade builds on the enviably-equipped Luxury Grade with an exclusive Rioja Red interior, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system that immerses you in crystal clear sound, and a panoramic view monitor.

Technology

Standard Lexus Display Audio with Remote

Enjoy the luxury of elevated connectivity and enhanced peace-of-mind with Lexus Display Audio with Remote, including: Enform Remote35 (3-year trial), Enform Safety Connect37 (3-year trial), and Enform Service Connect36. All models also include compatibility with Apple CarPlayTM,41 and Android AutoTM,42, providing easy access to your favourite apps, music, navigation and more.

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Enform Remote35

Control your Lexus from a distance with features like remote start, door lock/unlock, and the ability to check the status of doors, windows. You can also complete certain commands using an Amazon Alexa39 or Google Assistant enabled device and select smartwatches.

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Enform Service Connect36

Have vehicle health reports, service alerts and your maintenance schedule at your fingertips via the Lexus app.

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Enform Safety Connect37

Next level peace of mind with Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Emergency Assistance Button, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance.

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Lexus App40

Control your Enform Connected Services using your smartphone. Simply download the Lexus App and enroll.

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Available Lexus Navigation with Remote

Lexus Navigation with Remote elevates your experience with additional convenient features and services, including: embedded navigation, and Destination Assist44 (1 year subscription) that offers 24/7 access to a live Agent who can help you find a point of interest and seamlessly send the route to your embedded navigation. Available on F SPORT  Series 2 and 3, and Luxury and Ultra-Luxury packages.

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Safety

The Confidence of Control

The 2021 IS elevates performance while enhancing peace of mind with a portfolio of advanced safety systems, including our most advanced suite of active safety technologies with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5.

Blind Spot Monitor19 with Rear Cross Traffic Alert32

Change lanes and backup with greater confidence. IS’ Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) is designed to help detect and warn you of vehicles in adjacent lanes that may have entered your blind spot. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) offers added peace of mind by helping to detect vehicles approaching from either side while backing out with a visual and audible warning.

Available intelligent Clearance Sonar

An invaluable aid when backing in or backing out, Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) uses sensors to scan for stationary objects that might be in your way. Then warns you with audible and visual alerts. Available on IS 300 AWD equipped with Luxury or Ultra Luxury packages.

Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.5

The 2021 IS is the first Lexus to receive Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 (LSS+ 2.5), with our most cutting-edge enhancements. Like a Pre-Collision System that warns you of vehicles or pedestrians when performing a left-hand turn. Emergency Steering Assist which can perform semi-autonomous maneuvers. All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control that allows for the smooth overtaking of slower vehicles. And so much more.

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  • Pre-collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection10
  • Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control15
  • Automatic High Beam34

2021 LEXUS IS


Build & Price

1. Navigation System
The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available for every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. Navigational systems in some vehicles are available with bilingual capability.

2. Backup Camera
The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance.

3. 835-watt
Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz.

4. Satellite Radio
Functioning Satellite Radio requires a compatible receiver and monthly service fee. Please see your Lexus Dealer for further details. Reception of satellite signal may vary depending on location.

5. Net HP
Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

6. Horsepower @ RPM, Torque @ RPM
Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher.

7. Top Track Speed
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures.

8. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and if applicable Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) are electronic systems designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. They are not substitutes for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC and VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

9. Brake Assist
Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.

10. Pre-Collision System
The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

11. Tire Pressure Monitor
The Lexus Tire Pressure Monitor alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Owner's Manual for details.

12. Airbag Systems
All the airbag ("AB") systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information/warnings.

13. SmartAccess
The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

14. Smart Stop Technology
Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions, driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

15. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control was designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Please see your Owner's Manual for important cautions and instructions.

16. Driver Attention Monitor
The Driver Attention Monitor is designed to alert the driver if a potential hazard is detected ahead and the driver's face appears to be turned away. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

17. Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL)
Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats can help reduce the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear end collisions.

18. Night View
Night View is designed to alert the driver to objects beyond the projected light of the low-beam headlamps. Driver should only glance at image occasionally. Factors including cold weather and the vehicle's air conditioner may limit the effectiveness of the system.

19. Blind Spot Monitor
Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor System to determine if a lane change is safe. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal before changing lanes. There are severe limits to the function, detection range and clarity of the monitor system. For a complete list of limitations and directions regarding use of the monitor system, please see your Owner's Manual.

20. Mark Levinson®
Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harmon International Industries Inc.

21. iPod®
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

22. Bluetooth®
Lexus tests certain Bluetooth® capable phones for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Please see your Lexus Dealer for details. Note that the recommendation of Lexus is not a warranty of the performance for any phone and that some problems may occur with any type of handset based on the phone software version or the service coverage available in your area. Some vehicles equipped with Bluetooth® technology are available with bilingual capability.

23. HomeLink®
HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.

24. HAC & DAC
DAC is designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control and speed on steep downhill descents. HAC is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. These suggestions are not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether DAC and HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

25. Dual Screen Rear DVD Entertainment System
A single disc DVD player is standard on vehicles equipped with the dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System. A separate DVD player or game system utilizing the centre console's video/audio inputs is required in order to use the split-screen function.

26. Wireless Headphones
Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while operating vehicle.

27. Wide-view Front and Side Monitor
The Wide-view Front and Side Monitor does not provide a comprehensive view of the front and side areas of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

28. TORSEN®
TORSEN® is a registered trademark of Zexel Torsen, Inc.

29. Roof rack (LX)
Roof rack capacity is 130 lb. Crossbars are not recommended for luggage.

30. Towing
Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up properly and you have any necessary additional equipment. If gross trailer weight is above 5,000 lb (2,268 kg), it is necessary to use a weight-distributing hitch with sufficient capacity. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions and cautions from your trailer-hitch manufacturer and vehicle Owner's Manual. The maximum amount you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment.

31. Intelligent High Beams
The Intelligent High Beam headlamps can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually change the high beams from on to off.

32. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert System. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. You should also look around outside your vehicle, over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. For a complete list of limitations and directions, please see your Owner’s Manual.

33. Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
Lane Departure Alert: Lane Departure Alert is designed to read the lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner’s Manual for more information

34. Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Automatic high beam feature can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually adjust the highbeams from on to off. Please see your Owner’s Manual for details.

35. Enform Remote
Use only if aware of circumstances surrounding vehicle and it is legal and safe to do so (e.g., do not remotely start engine if vehicle is in an enclosed space or vehicle is occupied by a child). Enform Remote is dependent upon an operative telematics device, a cellular connection, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, and other factors outside of Lexus’ control, which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Registration and app download are required. App and services subject to change at any time without notice. See usage precautions and service limitations in Owner’s Manual. To learn about Enform data collection, use, sharing and retention, please visit www.lexus.ca/enform-privacy. The Enform Remote trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

36. Enform Service Connect
Vehicle information and service alerts are provided based on the last time data was collected from the vehicle and may not be up to date. Enform Service Connect is dependent upon an operative telematics device, a cellular connection, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, and other factors outside of Lexus’ control, which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Apps/services vary by phone carrier; functionality depends on many factors. Select apps use large amounts of data; you are responsible for charges. Apps and services subject to change at any time without notice. See lexus.ca/enform for details. To learn about Enform data collection, use, sharing and retention, please click here www.lexus.ca/enform-privacy. The Enform Service Connect trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the respective trial period expires, enrollment in paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

37. Enform Safety Connect
Enform Safety Connect (Automatic Collision Notification/Emergency Assistance/Enhanced Roadside Assistance/ Stolen Vehicle Locator): Contact with Safety Connect™ response centre is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connectivity availability, and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response centre or receive emergency support. The Enform Safety Connect trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

38. Stolen Vehicle Locator
Stolen vehicle police report required to use Stolen Vehicle Locator.

39. Amazon Alexa
Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Skills and services subject to change at any time without notice.

40. Lexus App
Services are dependent upon connection to a compatible wireless network (either 3G GSM/GPRS or LTE; varies by model), provided by a third-party wireless service provider. Lexus is not responsible for cellular network discontinuance.
A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges.

41. Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges.

42. Android Auto
Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google Inc. A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges.

43. Lexus Enform
Services are dependent upon connection to a compatible wireless network (either 3G GSM/GPRS or LTE; varies by model), provided by a third-party wireless service provider. Lexus is not responsible for cellular network discontinuance. A compatible customer phone pairing is required and customers are responsible for all data charges. The Enform trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.

44. Enform Destination Assist
Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by Destination Assist is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city on every roadway. The Destination Assist trial period is at no extra cost and begins on the original date of purchase or lease of a new vehicle. After the trial period expires, enrollment in a paid subscription is required to access the service. Terms and conditions apply.