2011 Lexus IS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,403 - $17,868
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
204
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,403 - $17,868
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
204
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 2.9 Styling 3.8 Value 3.0

You'll Like The 2011 Lexus IS If...

If you're stuck on Lexus' quality, sales experience and resale value, but you find some of their offerings a bit tame, test drive a 2011 Lexus IS 250 or 2011 Lexus IS 350. The sharp styling, impressive handling and potent engine choices may change your mind.

Lexus IS Models & Trims

2dr Conv Man $15,063 - $17,868*
Horsepower: 204 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2dr Conv Auto $15,063 - $17,868*
Horsepower: 204 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD $14,403 - $16,714*
Horsepower: 204 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD $14,403 - $16,714*
Horsepower: 204 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD $14,403 - $16,714*
Horsepower: 204 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.39

23 Reviews

57% 30% 9% 4% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great, but just a hair short of perfect

I love the car, but would really like it more if it was a bit better in performance. It handles well, and drives very smoothly. It is a great car, but would have liked more power and handling from it.

- Robert L

Adjustable, heated and cool seats are awesome.

Pluses: heated seats. GPS. Touch screen. Lexus destination assist. Problems: sunglass holder gets stuck. USB port has gone out and needed repair. Air conditioning always blows cold air, even when off.

- Alyssa S

Lexus is-250 AWD: the car that will change your life!

Great pick up speed, amazing sound quality with speakers, air conditioned and heated seats, sport mode option and power mode, leather seats, sunroof and extremely safe and smooth ride.

- Elizabeth K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,063 - $17,868
$15,063 - $17,868

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 hp
204 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 24
2.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
25.9 in.
25.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.8 cu. ft.
10.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40YR18
P225/40YR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
33.5 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 in.
182.5 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3840 .lbs
3814 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 hp
204 hp

Torque

Torque
185 ft. lbs.
185 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings