The Ten Minute Test - E46 M3 vs. FR-S vs. IS250

Welcome Jalopnik readers to a new segment where, I, as your intrepid reviewer get ten minutes to drive three cars and make some sort of meaningful, ideally insightful and maybe even witty, comparison. » 5/14/13 10:01am 5/14/13 10:01am

How To Stop Your Toyota Floor Mats From Killing You

Concerned your Toyota floor mat may kill you? Us too. Luckily, Toyota's provided this handy guide for what to do if you think your Toyota/Lexus is part of the recall. Click "more" to avoid a fiery death. » 9/30/09 3:45pm 9/30/09 3:45pm

2010 Lexus IS Convertible: First Drive

The 2010 Lexus IS Convertible shares only the hood and dash with its four-door sibling, with the rest re-purposed for the singular task of open-air grand touring. Can Lexus finally get a convertible right? » 6/12/09 1:00pm 6/12/09 1:00pm

The 2009 Lexus IS250 Gets Updated, Apparently

According to World Car Fans » 9/03/08 9:40am 9/03/08 9:40am, there's something new about the . We're having a tough time determining exactly what changes were made from the previous generation — it looks like there's been a minor change to the front splitter, those look like new wheels and the side mirrors appear to be a touch more stretched out…

2009 Lexus IS Facelift Brochure Scans Leaked

The folks over at the My.IS forum claim to have a set of scans of a Japanese brochure for the 2009 Lexus IS. The timing make sense, given that the current Lexus IS design is getting a bit long in the tooth. Though the bits of metal flesh we get to see aren't drastically different from the current generation, there is… » 8/14/08 2:30pm 8/14/08 2:30pm

Lexus IS Mystery Solved: It Was An Endurance Racer In Germany With The…

Remember that mystery Lexus IS circling the ring last week? Due to the camo, guesses as to what it could be ranged from a new hybrid to a mid-cycle refresh. Turns out that the most obvious answer was right: it's a race car. Those questionable hood bumps were merely an illusion created by the camouflage. This is the… » 5/12/08 11:00am 5/12/08 11:00am

"Chrome" Lexus IS 250 Unveiled at Sydney Show

Lexus's Austrailian aftermarket team went arse over tit for 50 Cent's chrome Lamborghini, to paraphrase today's press release. So much so that the accessory squad worked up a chrome-like IS250 for the Oz market. It's layered in Alsa Corp.'s MirraChrome paint, a reflective formulation that contains microscopic bits of… » 10/25/06 1:22pm 10/25/06 1:22pm

Lexus Launches Microsite for 2006 IS Models

With the 2006 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 models starting to trickle into dealerships, and a new ad campaign already foaming at the airwaves, the company has launched a microsite to promote the new-generation models. We've yet to see any ISs at our local dealership, but we're assured they're on the way. In the mean time,… » 10/21/05 2:37pm 10/21/05 2:37pm

Lexus Announces Pricing for 2006 IS 250 and IS 350

The all-new entry Lexus will hit showrooms in two days, and the Toyota division is finally talking price. The IS 250 gets about as close to $30,000 as you can get and still have enough for a pack of smokes (and a box of Tic Tacs). MSRP for the IS starts at $29,990 (rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual); $31,160 with… » 10/12/05 8:32am 10/12/05 8:32am