Read our most comprehensive review of the 2018 Lexus IS350 standard features, trim levels, and available options. Additional new features for the 2018 Lexus IS350 include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the 2018 Lexus IS350 is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
Many trims to choose from
Fuel efficient hybrid variant
An 8.4-inch infotainment screen on most trims
YOU WON’T LIKE
Choppy ride in SE trim
Subpar interior fit and finish
The V-6 engine could use more power
In a 2018 comparison test that included the Honda and Jeep, the 2018 Lexus IS350 placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another 2018 Lexus IS350 weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The 2018 Lexus IS350, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the 2018 Lexus IS350 doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only 2018 Lexus IS350 trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”