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The front is aggressive-looking, while the rear end has lovely taillights and nice lines.
the IS 350 looks good and stands out from the pack
Lexus is offering a whole range of components to sharpen up its entry-level sedan
sporty interior is as good as you'll find in this segment
It's been six years since the Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sedans were last redesigned. That considered, they're showing their age inside, while on the outside they still look contemporary and quite fresh.
The exterior of the two IS sedans, which is virtually the same whether you go with the IS 250 or IS 350, combines a sleek, low, and attractive silhouette with a rather low hoodline and rising beltline--which altogether gives it a wedge-like appearance from some angles, and an undeniable go-fast look compared to the more luxury-oriented (and Camry-based) ES 350.
The IS models got a light touch-up last year in front and in back, including new exhaust tips, HID headlamps with LED running lamps on the IS 350, and a new 17-inch wheel design. An F-Sport Package gives the IS an even more serious performance look.
Inside, the IS sedans arguably show their age the most, with a rather tight, cockpit-like layout--although trims feel upscale and high-quality.
The 2012 Lexus IS 250 and 350 still look good, even though they're the most dated designs in this class.