Gray 2021 Lexus IS sedan
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The 2021 Lexus IS Is Tweaked, Not Fully Updated

Though the Supra’s 2JZ remains a first-gen IS300 exclusive, Lexus has updated its compact sports sedan over the years. The second-gen, for instance, got the V8-engined IS F. And now, for the 2021 model year, the Lexus IS enters its fourth generation. But the new model is less a full overhaul than a careful refinement. …

Black 2002 Lexus IS300 sedan
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The Original Lexus IS300: A Supra-Engined Reliable BMW

With the launch of the LS400, Lexus showed how serious Toyota was about competing with the luxury German brands. But it wasn’t enough just to rival them in comfort and reliability. The Japanese carmaker wanted something to rival BMW’s famed 3-Series. The result was the first-gen Lexus IS300, a sports sedan with the heart of …