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Lexus IS Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2013)

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2013 Lexus IS Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 2dr Hardtop conv.
Wheelbase 107.5 in 107.5 in
Length 180.1 in 182.5 in
Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Height 56.1 in 55.7 in
Curb Weight 3455 lb. 3806 lb.
Fuel Capacity 17.2 gal. 17.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 37.2 in 38.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.4 in 54.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.1 in 54.2 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.9 in 44.1 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.7 in 36.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 52.7 in 43.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 53.7 in 44.7 in
Legroom, Row 2 30.6 in 25.9 in
Total Legroom 74.5 in (over 2 rows) 70 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 13.0 ft3 10.8 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 Lexus IS

2013 Lexus IS Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2014 Following the Germans' lead, many car makers have been fitting firmer and firmer seats. Cadillac might have once been known for seats you could sink deep into, but those in the ATS are the opposite, with too little give and contours that are far from form-fitting. No fear, Lexus hasn't done the same with the IS. Even the more heavily bolstered seats that are part of the F Sport package lack hard points, which helps them provide a slop-free fit for a wide range of body types. (Oddly, you'll find seats similar to these in some Chrysler people haulers.) Personally, I wouldn't mind a little firmer support, but then I also prefer a firm mattress. Notably, the lumbar support in the Lexus IS is only two-way and the spread of the side bolsters is not adjustable. For four-way lumbar support and adjustable side bolsters (plus somewhat firmer support) you need to step up to the larger Lexus GS. see full Lexus IS review
 

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2013 Lexus IS 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 250 350 F
Standard Engine 2.5L V6
DOHC-4v
204 hp@6400
185 lb-ft@4800
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
306 hp@6400
277 lb-ft@4800
5.0L V8
DOHC-4v
416 hp@6600
371 lb-ft@5200
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD 
Standard Tires225/45VR17 tires (front)
245/45VR17 tires (rear)
225/45VR17 tires (front)
245/45VR17 tires (rear)
225/40YR19 tires (front)
265/35YR19 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/40YR18 tires (front)
255/40YR18 tires (rear)
225/40YR18 tires (front)
255/40YR18 tires (rear)
 

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2013 Lexus IS 2-door Hardtop conv. Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 250C 350C
Standard Engine 2.5L V6
DOHC-4v
204 hp@6400
185 lb-ft@4800
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
306 hp@6400
277 lb-ft@4800
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWD
Standard Tires225/45VR17 tires (front)
245/45VR17 tires (rear)
225/45VR17 tires (front)
245/45VR17 tires (rear)
Optional Tires255/40YR18 tires255/40YR18 tires
 225/40YR18 tires (front)
255/35YR18 tires (rear)
225/40YR18 tires (front)
255/35YR18 tires (rear)

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2013 Lexus IS

2013 Lexus IS Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2014 Lexus hasn't changed the engines as part of the IS's 2014 revisions. So they continue to offer the same pair of V6 engines introduced with the second-generation sedan, a 2.5-liter good for 204 horsepower and a 3.5-liter good for 306. While the smaller engine adequately moves the IS, it's far less torquey than the turbocharged fours offered by Audi, BMW, and Cadillac. Also, despite weighing less than the 350, the IS 250 feels no more agile. Anyone who cares about driving will want the larger engine. (As such, it makes little sense that the F Sport package is offered with the IS 250.) Even with the big six, brute acceleration isn't the Lexus IS 350's forte. Though the new car can hang with the Cadillac ATS 3.6, you'll experience considerably more shove in an Audi S4 or BMW 335i. Rather, the IS 350 distinguishes with smooth, seamless acceleration. At this price point you won't find a more refined powertrain. An eight-speed transmission new for 2014 (and only offered in the rear-wheel-drive IS 350, not with AWD or the IS 250) lends an assist. Though this transmission promptly selects the optimal gear for the circumstances (aided by new G-force-based artificial intelligence), and fully locks the torque converter in every gear save first, shifts are always smooth, and quite often aren't even detectable. The F Sport package adds rev-matching with downshifts. The 3.5-liter V6 engine surges to a 6,600 rpm red line with a song that is at once refined and exciting. It's far from silent, but any noises that might prove objectionable have been tuned out. The V6s in the Cadillac and especially in the Infiniti sound unrefined in comparison. see full Lexus IS review
 

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2013 Lexus IS MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan 250 35,065 32,611 895
4dr Sedan 350 40,320 37,496 895
4dr Sedan F 61,750 57,430 895
2dr Hardtop conv. 250C 42,610 39,627 895
2dr Hardtop conv. 350C 46,890 43,609 895

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