Lexus made major changes to the IS range for the 2021 model year after introducing the latest generation in 2014. For 2023, the updates are mostly aesthetic, with a few extra packages. The model is intended to maintain a new advantage over a proven package, accompanied by a processing package. Prices also only increased by a few hundred dollars. The MSRP for the upcoming IS range after the $1,150 destination fee, and changes from 2022, are:
- 2023 IS 300 RWD: $40,585 ($310)
- 2023 IS 300 AWD: $42,585 ($310)
- 2023 IS 350 F SPORT DESIGN RWD: $43,660 (new trim)
- 2023 IS 350 F SPORT DESIGN AWD: $45,660 (new trim)
- 2023 IS 350 F SPORTS: $44,910 ($210)
- 2023 IS 350 F SPORT AWD: $46,910 ($210)
- 2023 IS 500 F SPORTS PERFORMANCE: $58,270 ($270)
- 2023 IS PREMIUM SPORTS PERFORMANCE 500 F: $62,770 ($270)
There are two additions to the lineup, the IS 350 F Sport Design with rear- or both-axle drive. It carries F Sport exterior trim elements such as the grille, bumpers, deck spoiler and badging, as well as a quartet of 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels. There are two reasons the trim is less expensive than the regular F Sport, the first being that it lacks standard and optional features. The design lacks conveniences like a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel, climate-adjustable front seats or rain-sensing wipers, and no tech options like a memory driver’s seat and NuLuxe surfaces with black geometric trim. .
The second reason is that the IS 350 F Sport gets the Handling Pack for 2023, which installs adaptive suspension, Drive Mode Select with Sport S/S+ and Custom Mode, and on the RWD version a microprocessor. false anti-slip limited Torsen. Because the AWD version lacks LSD, the package costs $770 on that model, compared to $1,610 for the RWD trim. The F Sport Handling Package can be upgraded with 19-inch matte black BBS wheels.
There’s even more of a threat on the IS 350 F Sport with its $1,500 Special Appearance Package. On this car, the hood and hood are painted black, the wheels are changed to a 19-inch F Sport Performance unit, 10 dual-spoke Enkei with dark paint. Lexus will only offer 480 units with this package for the model year.
The standard 19-inch Enkei alloy wheels on the IS 500 F Sport will be available in a dark color for 2023. The IS 500 F Sport in both standard and premium trims has its own Limited Edition Special Appearance Package, which includes costs $3,570 and is offered in only 150 examples. There’s Molten Pearl paint, which is orange instead of the white that one usually thinks of when it comes to pearls, 19-inch matte black BBS wheels, and a black NuLuxe interior with satin chrome trim and color matching. floor mats and key holder. Those BBS wheels can be ordered a la carte for $2,450.
The 2023 lineup is available on Lexus configurations. The small-running Special Appearance Packages won’t go on sale until the fall, but anyone interested should probably send information to their local Lexus. seller right.