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’m due for a new company car shortly and my company really encourage environmentally friendly motoring. So I’m keen to know what the B.I.K figure will be to see if it’s worth me waiting for this car to arrive at the dealers.

    1. Hi Jim,
      Thank you for your interest in the new IS!
      Unfortunately, this information has yet to be released. We are expecting to have this confirmed over the next month so we will be sure to update you here on the Lexus Blog.
      If there is anything further we can help with in the meantime, please do let us know.
      Kind regards.

    2. In reply to JIm. From personal experience of buying a CT200h on business, if you can wait for your car until July (first availability) then order an IS300h now. Our CT200h is 10% BIK (the lowest) 100% write-down tax on purchase price and zero road tax – an absolute no-brainer. And the ownership experience has been great, average 45 mpg and I drive it in Sport mode. Even though the new IS will not be quite as tax beneficial as the CT 200 (but I’m guessing less than 109g/km) I am confident enough to be ready to pre-order one next week to replace the CT. And just for good measure, if you have not experienced a Lexus before and you like the look of the IS then I have no hesitation in recommending the car. I think the new IS is going to lead the Lexus brand forward but don’t tell everybody as they will all want one.

      1. The F Sport doesnt seem to offer leather. I need to order a car in the next month or two. Could anyone tell me if leather is available and at what cost. Also when will lease rates be available to lease companies?

        1. Hi Paul,
          For both the IS 250 and IS 300h F Sport models, leather sports seats are available as an option at £2,300. These feature front heated and cooled seats which are electrically adjustable with memory.
          Do let us know if you need any more from us, very happy to help.
          Best wishes.

      2. Thanks Rob, I need the prices to come out to know that I can qualify for one! The website quotes less than 100g/kg CO2, so it sounds great. I just need to know if the lease price will be right to suit my allowance!
        I looked at the CT, but its just too small, otherwise it makes a great choice!

        1. Thanks for your interest in the new IS, Jim.
          We’ll be sure to update you with this information here on the Lexus Blog as it is released.
          If there’s anything else we can help with in the meantime, please let us know.

          1. I’ve got some prices on contract hire, and its in the ball park so just got to wait to test drive now! Can roof bars be fitted? My only concern is that I’d be downsizing a little and would need to be able to use a roof box at times.

          2. Hi Jim,
            That’s great news! Thanks for your interest.
            Yes a roof rack is available as an accessory for the new IS, your local Centre will be able to help you with further information on this.
            If we can help with anything further please let us know.
            Have a lovely week.

  2. Lexus IS 300h: I am looking at changing cars in July and would be able to order one now if I know the OTR list price and if the driving position is ok. Can you advise if demo models are available in the UK for this car now and can you advise if a full price list with specifications is available?

    1. Hi Charles,
      Thank you for your interest.
      Demonstrator vehicles will be available in Centres from mid July, your local Centre will be able to provide you with more specific dates. You can find full specification and pricing details through our website here:
      Please let us know if we can help with anything further.
      Kind regards.

  3. Hi
    Could you send me pictures of the sonic titanium and Messa red metallic please as I want to make a decision on which colour might be appropriate.
    Oh and please explain powerfully mirrors on the luxury version as opposed those on the Premier?

    1. Hi Nick,
      Thanks for your interest in the new IS.
      We will be emailing you the images you have requested.
      The IS Luxury grade has Electro Chromatic Powerfold Heated Mirrors. The Premier grade, in addition to ths, has an auto-fold feature, which means that the mirrors can be set to automatically fold in when the ignition is switched off. The Premier grade also features a memory function, which is linked to the seat position memory setting. This means that the mirror position can be adjusted for each driver’s memory seat setting.
      We hope this helps and thanks again for your question.

  4. I think it will give BMW & Audi a run for the money, however I am concerned that like previous Lexus, the extras are limited to each model type. I would like to see additional leather seat colours & wheel combinations. Limiting the sport to two colours is not good marketing! Why not offer in black surely this is the most popular colour for a sporty looking car?

  5. Hi.
    Will In premier grade mesh grill from f sport be available ??? And what kind of suspension we suppose to expect on premier version?


    1. Hi Damien,
      The grille and bumper on F Sport grade are unique to that model and not available on Premier grade. The suspension set-up on Premier grade is multi-link rear and double wishbone front.
      Hope this helps, many thanks.

  6. That’s really a shame. I love look of F sport but I don’t want uncomfortable ride which comes with sport suspension in F sport. It would be nice if Lexus would offer mesh grill in Premier grade as a option.

  7. I went to test drive the new IS today. Lovely car and polite, friendly staff. However, I was a little disappointed at the reluctance for any discounts that match reputable broker sites. Having previously bought both a new Audi and Mercedes who accepted the price quoted by brokers sites as a basis for negotiating, I was a little bemused by my Lexus dealerships refusal to match these – with the rationale that “Lexus will not allow discounts”.

    Surely if a reputable broker site can promise the same car from a UK network at a discounted price and the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes will honour and also try to better these prices Lexus could do the same?

    1. Hi Ashley,
      Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We’re pleased to learn of your interest in the new Lexus IS and agree it’s a great car! Thanks also for your kind comments regarding the staff at the Lexus Centre you visited.
      With regards to the comment “Lexus will not allow discounts”, we can confirm categorically this is not the case. Lexus Centres are independent business who work closely with us in partnership, but in no way does Lexus prohibit Centres discounting from the recommended retail price (RRP). As the retailer, it is the Lexus Centre who determines the final transaction price. We are keen to know more about why you were offered this advice so would appreciate it if you could tell us which Centre you visited and we’ll be happy to investigate this further. In the meantime, we’re are sorry if this has provided some confusion rather than any peace of mind.
      Many thanks,
      Lexus UK.

  8. I am in the process of looking at the new IS 350 F Sport, Is it possible to have a photo sent with the Titanium (1J7) color.

    Regards Trevor

  9. Hi, I’m looking at a is350h f-sport, but want a sunroof! I have received conflicting information from my local Lexus dealer. Can you advise whether a sunfoof option will become available in the future on an f-sport please.

    1. Hi Mark,
      Thank you for getting in touch.
      We presume you mean IS 300h F Sport not 350h, as the 300h is the UK model.
      There are no current plans to introduce a sunroof option on IS 300h F Sport. This is the first such request we have had at Lexus Head-Office but one we’ve passed on to the team, so they’re aware of your feedback.
      Please do let us know if you’ve any further queries, otherwise your Lexus Centre is well placed to assist.
      Many thanks and kind regards.

      1. Thank you Kerry for your speedy reply. This a is a shame and one that will force me to look at alternatives or delay purchase in the hope of a change.

  10. Having just purchased the Lexus IS Premier am disappointed to find only one Zeon headlamp fitted,although brochures and ads clearly show the model with 2.It may be said that the images refer to continental models,and the spec list the headlites as ZEON and not BI ZEON,but remain unconvinced as to the correct description.

    The Car has also paint issues which cannot now be resolved in its finished state without first removing the lacquered finish.It isn’t all doom and gloom though as the Car has a good power train and the sweetest transmission ever.

    The fact remains at £39105 I would have expected a higher degree of excellence from Lexus which it is renowned for.

    1. Hi David,
      Thank you for taking the time to contact us, we’re delighted to hear you’ve recently received your New Lexus IS. You are among some of the first people in the UK to have this car and we very much hope you enjoy taking to the roads in this very special new car.
      With regards to your paint queries we advise contacting our Customer Relations team. They’ll investigate this for you and liaise with your local Lexus Centre to help further. Please visit: for their contact details.
      Many thanks.

      1. Thank you Kerrie and have wrote to Customer Services and my viewpoint as an expert ,in particular, finishers.The Car is so beautiful to drive with its delightful transmission,a set up which future buyers will adore after a one month ownership.

        For a long time now Lexus have been credited with fitting Toys to their vehicles,this statement is totally not true,on the contrary they are useful and necessary aids in todays world.In particular the Blind spot monitor,and that superb mark levinson audio system which I rate as the worlds best.A beautiful car spoilt by this unacceptable paint finish,I am unable to rectify the faults alone and regrettable have to live with them much to my deep regret.



        1. Unfortunetly more powerfull engine versions are just avaiable to buy on US market, talking about
          (IS 350 AWD or RWD) and (IS 300)… it is very sad 🙁 but i am still believe we will be able in future see both engine versions in UK quickly…

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