TORRANCE, CA – Lexus has introduced the V-8-powered, 416-horsepower IS F. The IS, an entry-level Lexus, features leather upholstery, a power moon roof, a 13-speaker sound system, stability control, anti-lock disc brakes with brakeforce distribution and brake assist, side and side-curtain air bags, knee air bags for the front seats, first-aid kit, and tool kit, according to


Base price on the test car was $31,625, and that’s with a six-speed automatic transmission. The IS 250 is offered for slightly less with a manual transmission.

The IS 250 features larger 18-inch tires and wheels, an $830 option over the standard 17-inchers. Also optional: a navigation system with a rear back-up camera ($2,550), a premium package with upgraded leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats and wood trim ($1,290), and upgraded lighting ($875).