Discovering Off-Road Capabilities with the Lexus IS

January 24th, 2024 by
2023 Lexus IS Driving


When you’re navigating Holmdel streets in a new Lexus, you don’t want anything holding you back. While the Lexus IS is more commonly found pushing the limits on the tracks and highways in town, you still have confidence when traveling uneven trails. Discover the off-road capabilities of the Lexus IS with Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold and see how far you can go on your next adventure around Freehold. Browse our inventory of 2024 Lexus IS models today.

Performance of the Lexus IS

With three strong engine options, the Lexus IS delivers thrilling performance no matter which engine or drivetrain options you choose. This luxury sports sedan was built with the Lexus Driving Signature to give you responsive handling and confidence as you grip the twists and turns around Colts Neck. So, what can you expect from the performance of the Lexus IS? Take a look at these engine specs on the 2024 Lexus IS:

Standard 2.0L In-Line 4 Engine:

  • 241 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Top 0-60 MPH time of 6.9 seconds

Available 3.5L V6 Engine:

  • 260 hp & 236 lb-ft of torque (Lexus IS 300 AWD)
  • 311 hp & 280 lb-ft of torque (Lexus IS 350 F SPORT models)
  • Top 0-60 MPH time of 5.6 seconds

Available 5.0L V8 Engine:

  • 472 hp & 395 lb-ft of torque ( Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance models)
  • Top 0-60 MPH time of 4.4 seconds

Off-Road Capabilities of the Lexus IS

As the only vehicle in its segment to offer a V8 engine, the Lexus IS is more suited for the tracks around Old Bridge than the rugged trails. However, that doesn’t mean that the IS can’t handle itself on uneven terrain. When you’re looking to test the off-road capabilities of the Lexus Is, here are a few performance features that give you superior control:

  • Drive Select Mode: Five available driving modes enhance the agility and efficiency of your trips around Old Bridge. You can even create a custom driving profile to personalize your driving experience if you’re frequently taking the backroads home.
  • Eight-Speed Sport Direct-Shift Transmission (RWD): When the IS is equipped with RWD and paddle shifters, this sports sedan delivers lightning-fast upshifts and downshifts for superior control.
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension: Available on the F Sport models, the IS grips the road with enhanced cornering and stability.
  • All-Wheel Drive: Handle any road surface or weather conditions with all-wheel drive that automatically allocates power to the front and rear axles, from 30/70 to as much as 50/50.
  • Torsen® Limited Slip Differential: This performance feature improves traction while accelerating and cornering.
  • Enhanced Chassis Rigidity: Careful engineering went into the design of the Lexus IS. The strong performance and off-road capabilities of the Lexus IS are helped by a chassis that provides immediate steering feedback while reducing vibration and noise from the road.

Explore the Lexus IS at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold!

Add some excitement back into your trips around Old Bridge with the performance of the Lexus IS. Schedule a test drive of the 2024 Lexus IS or visit our Freehold dealership today. When you’re ready to start your next adventure in the IS, make sure you have everything you need for the ride with genuine Lexus accessories.

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