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On Styling
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On Styling
With fresh but familiar looks, the 2014 Lexus IS is an improvement inside and out--if you can handle the spindle grille.
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Naturally, the design has evolved as well, and poaches cues from the LF-CC concept.
Motor Trend

There are some unusual design strokes in the rear, to be sure, but with its obvious rear-drive proportions, the new IS will remain one of Lexus's better looking cars.
Auto Week

Happily, the rear spoiler is no longer tacked on but is a part of the trunklid’s trailing edge.
Car and Drvier

The headlights sort of melt into the front bumper, with a swoosh of LED daytime running lights strung a few inches ahead.
Cars.com

From our first moments behind the wheel, we found the Lexus cockpit to be fashionable and comfortable and loaded with surprising technology.
Autoblog

Coupled with angular, expressive lines around the front end, lean and graceful curves down the sides and rear, and a purposeful stance, the 2014 IS looks like it's up for anything, be that a day chasing canyon curves or a night on the town.

With its aggressive new spindle grille, dynamic stance, and sharp curves, the 2014 Lexus IS is all-new, but still, somehow, familiar. That familiarity is a good thing, as it kept the best of the essence of the previous IS while moving the overall design forward. Angular, expressive lines around the front end, lean and graceful curves down the sides and rear, and a purposeful stance make the 2014 IS look like it's up for anything, be that a day chasing canyon curves or a night on the town.

The interior is a noticeable improvement on the IS' past as well. Materials are slightly nice, but the design is what really shines. With a wide, squat center console and a tiered dashboard, the visual effect is similar to interiors of cars costing twice or three times the 2014 IS' price.

There are a few design quirks that will not be for everyone, however. At the front, the LED daytime running lights are housed in their own strip, just below the headlight, rather than as part of the headlight unit. At the rear, the tail lights wrap around the sides to form a noticeable spike, and the duct just behind the front fender can seem a bit awkward from some angles.

Conclusion

With fresh but familiar looks, the 2014 Lexus IS is an improvement inside and out--if you can handle the spindle grille.

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