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 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.