The 2018 Lexus IS is a compact sport sedan that competes squarely with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It offers sharp handling, crisp styling and a sporty driving experience without sacrificing comfort. Accommodations are fairly small, so be sure to try the IS on for size. Prices start at an MSRP of $38,210.
Pros: Stylish, Dynamic, Lots of Tech Features
Cons: Small Cabin & Trunk, Available All-Wheel-Drive
Looks Best In: Obsidian exterior/Rioja Red interior
Competitors: Kia Stinger, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A3
Summary: Although not quite as composed as the BMW 3, the Lexus IS is a compelling alternative, especially if you find its knife-cut body sculpting appealing.
Did You Know? The 2018 Lexus IS is available with a four-cylinder (IS 300) and six-cylinder (IS 350). The IS 300 is plenty quick, however enthusiasts will enjoy the effortlessly powerful IS 350.
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