New Lexus IS: prices and specifications

The Lexus IS is a premium sports saloon which offers the perfect balance of luxurious comfort and performance.

See also:
Lexus IS 300h F Sport in matt black wrap
Lexus IS review
Lexus IS finance offers and running costs

The line-up includes the first full-hybrid IS, the IS 300h, as well as the petrol-powered IS 200t. Both versions feature rear-wheel drive and will be available in Lexus F Sport specification. All versions of the third-generation IS showcase Lexus’s new focus on rewarding driving experience and bold design, featuring the brand’s signature spindle grille.

Both the IS 200t SE and IS 300h SE are priced at £28,995 on-the-road. The IS 300h uses the new 2.5-litre full hybrid system, giving it CO2 emissions below 100g/km and zero car tax.

The IS range comprises seven grades – SE, Executive Edition, Luxury, Advance, Sport, F Sport and Premier. Here’s the breakdown on how they are specified.

Lexus IS SE specification

Entry point to the new range is SE grade, priced from £28,995 for either the turbocharged 2.0-litre IS 200t or 2.5-litre full hybrid IS 300h. This model is generously equipped, and includes 16” alloy wheels, drive mode select, cruise control, smart entry and start, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, power-fold heated mirrors, HID headlamps with dusk sensing function, eight airbags, 60/40 split rear seats (IS 250 only), Lexus display audio with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity and a temporary spare wheel (a tyre repair kit is supplied with IS 300h).

Lexus IS Executive Edition specification

Priced at £29,995 for the 2.5 litre full hybrid IS 300h. The IS Executive Edition features 17’’ wheels, Parking Pack (front and rear sensors), Lexus Navigation and leather seats as standard.

Lexus IS Luxury specification

Likely to be the biggest selling model in the IS range, the IS 300h Luxury is priced at £30,995. It adds 17” alloy wheels, Lexus Park Assist, rain-sensing wipers and 60/40 split rear seats.

Lexus IS Advance specification

Priced at £31,495 for the 2.5 litre full hybrid IS 300h. The IS Advance features 17’’ wheels, Parking Pack (front and rear sensors), Lexus Navigation and electric & ventilated leather seats as standard.

Lexus IS Sport specification

Released in autumn 2015, the Sport model is priced at £28,995 for the turbocharged 2.0-litre IS 200t and £29,995 for the full hybrid IS 300h. It delivers a number of attractive sports-themed styling touches including five-spoke black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black finish for the front spindle grille and matching black door mirror casings. Further unique features include specific black cloth and grey leather effect trim, new body colours, and Lexus Navigation fitted as standard.

Lexus IS F Sport specification

The F Sport is priced from £31,495 for IS 200t, and £32,495 for IS 300h, and adds further sport cues to the interior and exterior design, including 18” 10 spoke F Sport alloy wheels, sport suspension with lateral damping system, an F Sport mesh grille, instrument meters inspired by the Lexus LFA, aluminium sports pedals and leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever.

Lexus IS Premier specification

Premier models are priced from £35,750 for IS 200t and £36,750 for IS 300h. Premier offers the highest standard equipment, including 18” 5 spoke alloy wheels, automatically folding wing mirrors, eight-way power-assisted leather seats including heating and ventilation functions, an electrically operated steering column, 7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system with dynamic route guidance, rear view camera and connected services and a high-quality Mark Levinson sound system with 15 speakers and 5.1 channel surround sound.

Lexus IS accessories

Black leather upholstery is available on Luxury and F Sport models. Pricing starts from £1,400 for six-way adjustable leather seats with heater function (available on Luxury models only). F Sport customers can also specify eight-way adjustable leather seats with heater and ventilation functions for £2,300, in either black or dark rose leather.

7-inch HDD full map satellite navigation system featured as standard on Premier models is available as an option on the rest of the range for £1,995.

Premier models can be equipped with a sunroof for £1,000. Metallic or mica paint can be specified on all models for £610.

Lexus IS colour range

The 2016 Lexus IS can be supplied in ten colours, two of which are exclusive to F Sport models: Sonic White, Satin Silver, Mercury Grey, Sonic Titanium, Velvet Black (solid), Celestial Black, Mesa Red, Fuji Red (solid), F Sport White (F Sport only) and Azure Blue (F Sport only).

*Final UK production specification and equipment may vary from these images

See also:
Lexus IS 300h F Sport in matt black wrap
Lexus IS review
Lexus IS finance offers and running costs


  1. I think it will be the best selling car for Lexus as it will be revolution and will compete with BMW 3 Series, Merc C Class and Audi A4 market. i’m looking forward for my self.

    1. Thanks for your comments, Dhaval.
      We’re pleased you like the new Lexus IS, if we can help you with anything please let us know.
      Kind regards.

  2. Hello. A very nice car indeed, but the IS250 premier is now more expensive than the ( better equiped and bigger) GS250Luxury + MarkLevinson after your recent GS offer !!

    IS there a mixup with pricing?

    1. Hi Vasilis,
      Thanks for your feedback.
      The GS 250 Luxury price which you refer to is an offer that is currently available. The IS 250 Premier is a list price.
      We recommend speaking to your local Centre directly for the latest offers: and ‘Find a Centre’.
      Have a great weekend.

  3. The new model looks sensational and I can’t wait to see it. However, I was disappointed by the spec pricing.

    Is it correct that the base models come with cloth seats? (To upgrade to “leather/heater” is GBP 1400 extra, and even then that is on top of the Luxury trim only. This seems extortionate.)

    I would also be concerned at GBP 1900 for the Sat-Nav – equivalent Audis are just 500 for this. Why the differentiation?

    1. Hi Ian,
      Many thanks for your comments and we’re with you, we can’t wait to see the new IS on the road.
      We appreciate your feedback and would like to address your points. The fabric/Tahara seat trim combination on New IS is a premium alternative to the fabric in many other cars in the segment. In addition, our cars feature high value additional spec such as Xenon headlights, DAB and Smart Entry (keyless) that are, again, not standard on many similar models in the market.
      Our optional navigation package also offers customers additional value including a DVD player, back-up camera, voice recognition, connected services ability, HD display and a speaker system upgrade.
      When considering the technology, refinement, emissions, power and tax advantages (of new IS Hybrid), we hope this places the new IS as an even more compelling option.
      You may well be interested in seeing this video from Lexus about the new IS: This will help to explain the position this new model will hold for us.
      Please do let us know if you’ve any further questions,
      Many thanks.

  4. Having had several BMW’s, I then had an IS250SEL for 5.5 years and was very pleased with everything except two important features namely, road noise and the very hard ride/suspension. I would expect a luxury car to have a comfortable & quiet ride, especially on our roads. Will the new car be improved here and/or will there be a “comfort” adjustment for those who do not want a hard/noisy ride? If the above problems are sorted, this car will be a winner!

  5. Why are national newspaper adverts for the new IS today saying price is not yet available when it is clearly being shown on the Lexus UK website?

    1. Good morning,
      Unfortunately, when these adverts were sent to print the new IS pricing wasn’t available. In future editions these will be up to date.
      Many thanks for your comment.

  6. Is there any early pictures of a car in sonic titanium? It looks a potentialy great colour but i would like to see it on a real car before ordering it

    1. Hi Rob,
      I’m afraid we do not have an image of the new IS in the Sonic Titanium colour as yet. We are currently working on a preview brochure which will be available in approximately April, we are hoping this will include this colour reference. As we have confirmation, we will let you know.
      Thanks for your interest and we will continue to keep you updated here on the Lexus Blog.
      Kind regards.

      1. Hi Amy,

        Thank for your response last week regarding Sonic Titanium. I want to make a final decision next week to order an IS300h F Sport with Red leather, and would really like to take a chance on Sonic Titanium as it has the potential to look really classy if the eventual colour is not too gold or even worse ‘beigy’. I just wondered if you know anyone who is going to the Geneva Motor Show and if by any stroke of luck there is a car in that colour on display that they could get photos of. You can understand my dilemma, I don’t want to compromise on another colour and then find Sonic Titanium would have been perfect. Conversely I don’t want to pick Sonic Titanium then be disappointed and wish I had picked White.

        1. Hi Rob,
          Very good news to hear you are hoping to make a final decision about ordering the new IS!
          We understand the importance of this decision. We have had a couple of photos through from the Geneva Motor Show for you, we will send these to you by email.
          We hope this helps and if there’s anything you need further please let us know!

  7. Hi,

    It looks really great and the price is competitive. it’s just such a HUGE shame that the UK won’t be getting the AWD version they get in the States 🙁 … i had the pleasure to drive one of the last generation AWD cars for a couple of weeks last year and really didn’t want to give it back. I would have been heading to my local dealer with the deposit if you had done …

    Any idea when you might be getting any cars to test drive ?


    1. Hi Andy,
      Thank you for your feedback and we’re sorry for your disappointment here, we have passed on your comments to our Product Development colleagues.
      The new IS showroom and demonstrator vehicles are planned to be at Lexus Centres from mid July.
      If we can help with anything further, please do let us know.
      Kind regards.

  8. Is it just me or does the design remind anyone else of the (American) Pontiac G8? Have the designers said what their inspirations were?

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