Lexus sedans routinely strike fear into the hearts of the traditional powers inside of the luxury vehicle segment. Not only can Lexus vehicles offer features and other appointments go toe-to-toe with anything built in Europe but does so at a very competitive price point. A comparison of the 2021 Lexus IS vs. 2020 Lexus IS will help Lexus of Concord understand the updates and changes made for the automaker’s nimble and compact sedan.
For the new model year, Lexus has updated the infotainment system offered by the IS family, made some changes to the front and rear fascia elements, as well as making some important changes to the sedan’s suspension that have improved its handling characteristics. Finally, Lexus has chosen to eliminate the F Sport accessory/equipment package.
Lexus of Concord customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Lexus IS, or any vehicle available at our showroom, today by calling 925-520-3134.
2021 Lexus IS 300
2020 Lexus IS 300
|Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|143 mph||Top Track Speed||143 mph|
Lexus has chosen to keep the same engine menu in place for the 2021 IS family that was available for the 2020 IS lineup.
The IS 300 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, that will make 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing the IS 300 with all-wheel-drive will have a 3.5-liter, V-6 under the hood that will make 260 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. An IS 350 will use the same V-6 engine as the previous Lexus IS version, but it is tuned to make 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. An eight- or six-speed automatic transmission will be attached to each engine, depending on if it employs rear or all-wheel-drive.
Finally, each 2021 Lexus IS will have an electronically controlled top speed of 143 miles per hour.
Versions of the 2021 Lexus IS with rear-wheel-drive will be able to achieve at least 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Versions of the IS with all-wheel-drive can post 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
All 2021 Lexus IS models will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that will be centered around an 8-inch touchscreen. This will include access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Other device integrations include Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Finally, all models are available with Lexus Enform and its 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.