Lexus IS Reliability

Lexus combines a high level of craftsmanship with exaggerated styling across its range of diverse models. It functions as the luxury division of the well-known Japanese automaker, Toyota, but with a greater level of personality and appeal. Since 1999, Lexus has sold the Lexus IS, a compact executive car developed from the Toyota Altezza nameplate in Japan (the word Altezza means “highness” in Italian).


The IS 300 AWD is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Finally, both IS 350 models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The Lexus IS300 comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine known as the 2JZ-GE. MkIV Supra fans should be familiar with that engine code.


J.D. Power expects the 2021 Lexus IS to have a predicted reliability score of 81 out of 100. A score of 91-100 is considered the best, 81-90 is excellent, 70-80 is fair, and 0-69 is below average. As of 2017, Lexus has won the JD Power Dependability Award 6 years in a row as the most dependable car brand on the market. Dependability, reliability, and durability are key to delivering long-term value to our customers and have helped build unprecedented trust and loyalty in the Lexus brand.

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Lexus is pleased with it IS 350’s 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The NHTSA awards the Lexus IS five stars for overall safety, as well as four stars for front crash protection. The IIHS gives it a top good rating for most tests, including its headlights earning a Top Safety Pick award.

Resale Value

A Lexus IS 350 will depreciate 44% after 5 years and have a 5-year resale value of $29,195. Like virtually the entire Lexus lineup, the IS 350 holds its value well and makes for a great investment (from a car standpoint). With exceptional quality and value, you can be confident purchasing one new or used, and enjoy it for years.

Maintenance and Repair

Since Lexus is the luxury division of Toyota, maintenance and repairs are cheap, relatively speaking. Lexus owners spend about $551 per year on maintenance and repairs, though costs grow as vehicles age.


Is Lexus IS a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Lexus IS is a All Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Lexus IS?    

The Lexus IS is a car with 5 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Compact Cars    

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What is the horsepower in a Lexus IS and does it have a turbo?    

The Lexus IS has 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Premium Unleaded V-6 with a displacement of 3.5 L The fuel system is: Port/Direct Injection.    

How big is the trunk in the Lexus IS?    

10.8 Cubic Feet ( 0,306 m3 )    

How much ground clearance does the Lexus IS have?  

5.5 inches ( 13,97 cm )  

What type of wheels does it have?  

Lexus IS has 18 X 8.5 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 18 X 8.5 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

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