2011 Lexus IS 350 Styling

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The Lexus IS hasn't changed much in many years; its exterior is sleek, low, and attractive but not particularly eye-catching, though the design overall has nice proportions. In some respects, the styling echoes that of the larger GS sport sedans, with its rather low hoodline and rising beltline, which altogether gives it a wedge-like appearance from some angles.

For 2011, the IS sedans receive a light touch-up that includes a new grille and front bumper, slightly different rear exhaust tip and taillamp covers, HID headlamps with LED running lamps on the IS 350, and a new 17-inch wheel design.

The newly available F-Sport Package changes the IS's look somewhat, adding dark-chrome-finished 18-inch alloys, a dark-chrome grille, a front lip spoiler, rear spoiler, and a special Ultrasonic Blue exterior.

The 2011 Lexus IS 250 and 350 are 2010 Lexus IS are good-looking, though far from overt or attention-getting.

The interior of the IS sedans is rich-looking but by no means trend-setting. The four well-bolstered seating positions are split by a console that divides the cockpit. Here the matte-metallic center stack of controls and softly curved dash appear a bit dated, at a time when sport sedans are getting either curvier inside or more overtly angular. Wood and aluminum trims, along with new silver-finished trim for the steering wheel, gauge cluster, and the area above the glovebox, add some richness.

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