The Lexus IS 350 is a mid-class four-door saloon which has been in production between 2005 and 2013 with sales only being permitted in Japan and North America.
The second generation IS models didn't feature an estate body type but did feature a series of 4-door models and a 2-door hardtop convertible model. The IS 350 went on sale alongside the 250 model.
The 350 model features larger brake discs and callipers that are also used on the 430 model of the GS line. It is powered by a 3.5L V6 producing more than 300 horsepower. The IS 350 can be ordered with an all-wheel drive system.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The IS 350 is a decent Tier 2 car. Its steering is manageable in corners, but might be difficult to control during hard cornering.
The engine of the IS 350 produces a decent amount of power and does not prevent the player to keep up with other Tier 2 cars. The performance traits of the Lexus are best used in Grip, thanks to its controllability.
Need for Speed: World
The IS 350 accelerates significantly slower than most cars such as the Nissan 350Z and needs a longer time to reach its top speed of 125 mph (217 kmh) (155 mph/250 kmh as Class C variant), considering its nitrous only provides a moderate speed boost. With performance parts better than that of the Race series, this problem can be shrunk.
The Lexus IS 350 is a good allround car, which is suitable for both racing and police chases. The Mazda MX-5 however, has a better handling and is a better car for race events.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 1500. It was made available on February 21st, 2012.
|The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 169,000. It was initially released on May 31st, 2012.
On June 28th, 2015, its price was lowered from 350,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|Lexus IS (Model Range)|
|300 (XE10) • 350 (XE20) • IS-F (XE20)|