Lexus IS 3 (XE30) Sedan (2013-2016)
Lexus IS Mark III (chassis code XE30) is a compact executive sedan in production from 2013 to 2016, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.5 liters.
Style-wise, the Gen3 Lexus IS received a significant update. While the spindle grille has been argued by many not to work on some models, in its more restrained form it works well for the IS.
Powertrain-wise, however, things aren't as great: The IS 350 became limited to North American and Japanese markets. The rest of the world had access to only IS 250 with a 2.5L 4GR-FSE direct-injection V6.
More readily available was the hybrid IS 300h, while a small turbo-I4 was marketed as IS 200t.
Lexus has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the IS Mark III (XE30) comes with double-wishbone at the front and multi-link at the rear. Combined with RWD, this setup provides one of the best handling characteristics and tuning capabilities. Another plus is the small 10.4m (34.1ft) turning circle.
What we found**
Neofiliac score 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
- Superb double-wishbone + multi-link suspension setup
- Good 0.28 drag coefficient
- Small turning circle
- Good towing capacity
- Great styling
- No powerful engine options
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|IS 200t||IS 250||IS 300h|
|Cargo Capacity||480 L / 17.0 cu-ft||480 L / 17.0 cu-ft||450 L / 15.9 cu-ft|
|Coolant Capacity||7.8 L / 8.2 qt||10.5 L / 11.1 qt|
|Engine Oil Capacity||4.6 L / 4.9 qt||6.2 L / 6.6 qt||4.5 L / 4.8 qt|
|Fuel Capacity||66.0 L / 17.4 gal|
|Payload||445 kg / 981 lbs||445 kg / 981 lbs||425 kg / 937 lbs|
|Brakes | Front||Ventilated discs|
|Brakes | Rear||Ventilated discs||Disc||Ventilated discs|
|Power Steering||Electric Steering|
|Suspension | Front||Double-wishbone|
|Suspension | Rear||Multi-link|
|Tire Size||225/45 R17, 255/35 R18||205/55R16 91W, 225/40R18 88Y, 255/35R18 90Y||205/55 R16 91W, 225/45 R17 91W, 255/35 R18 90Y|
|Turning Circle||10.4 m / 34.1 ft|
|Body Style||4-door Sedan||4-door Sedan||4-door hybrid Sedan|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm / 5.3 in|
|Size | Height||1430 mm / 56.3 in|
|Size | Length||4665 mm / 183.7 in|
|Size | Width||1810 mm / 71.3 in|
|Track Width | Front||1535.0 mm / 60.4 in|
|Track Width | Rear||1550.0 mm / 61.0 in||1560.0 mm / 61.4 in||1560.0 mm / 61.4 in|
|Weight||1680.0 kg / 3703.8 lbs||1645.0 kg / 3626.6 lbs||1680.0 kg / 3703.8 lbs|
|Wheel Size||17 in, 18 in||7J x 16, 8J x 18, 8.5J x 18||7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 18|
|Wheelbase||2800 mm / 110.2 in|
|Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h||7.0 sec||8.1 sec||8.3 sec|
|Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph||6.7 sec||7.7 sec||7.9 sec|
|CO2 Emission||162 g/km||199 ~ 213 g/km||99 ~ 103 g/km|
|Coefficient Of Drag||0.28|
|Fuel Economy||7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (combined) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (urban) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (highway)||8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)||4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (combined) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (urban) | 4.4 L/100km / 53.5 MPG (highway)|
|Top Speed||230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph||225.0 km/h / 139.8 mph||200.0 km/h / 124.3 mph|
|Towing Capacity||750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)|
|Drivetrain Layout||Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive|
|Emission Standard||Euro 6||Euro 5||Euro 5|
|Engine | Bore||86.0 mm / 3.4 in||83.0 mm / 3.3 in||90.0 mm / 3.5 in|
|Engine | Compression Ratio||10.0:1||12.0:1||13.0:1|
|Engine | Displacement||2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc||2.5 L / 152.6 cu-in / 2500.0 cc||2.5 L / 152.2 cu-in / 2494.0 cc|
|Engine | Power||245.0 hp / 182.7 kW @ 5800 rpm||208.0 hp / 155.1 kW @ 6400 rpm||181.0 hp / 135.0 kW + 143.0 hp / 106.6 kW (electric motor)|
|Engine | Specific Output||122.6 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in||83.2 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in||72.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in|
|Engine | Stroke||86.0 mm / 3.4 in||77.0 mm / 3.0 in||98.0 mm / 3.9 in|
|Engine | Torque||350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1650-4400 rpm||252 Nm / 185.9 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm|
|Engine | Type||Turbocharged petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder||Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder||direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder|
|Transmission | Gears||8-speed||6-speed|
|Transmission | Type||Automatic||Automatic||e-CVT|
|Availability||2015 ~ 2016||2013 ~ 2016||2013 ~ 2016|
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