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2012 Lexus IS-F Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2012 Lexus IS-F Overview

The performance-oriented 2012 Lexus IS-F is a fast, luxurious, and show stopping sedan.

Changes to the 2012 Lexus IS-F are minimal and include wider 19-inch wheels and red monotone seats. Unchanged is the immensely powerful 416-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 that generates 371 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Sport Direct Shift takes the place of a manual transmission and can be utilized with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, which changes gears within one-tenth of a second.

The IS-F was built with aggressive, sporty driving in mind, and it that vein features a Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system that makes high-performance driving easy. It helps to control braking, steering, Vehicle Stability Control, and traction control so you can drive at the limit. Gloss black Brembo-brand calipers add to the stopping power of the IS-F.

After getting a makeover in 2011, the 2012 Lexus IS-F features a flared bumper with a larger mouth, vents behind the front wheels, a domed hood, quad tailpipes, trunk lid spoiler, and the aforementioned 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires. Bi-Xenon HID headlamps include LED daytime running lights and the available Intuitive Parking Assist, which utilizes ultrasonic sensors to aid you during parallel parking.

With sports styling in mind, the interior of the Lexus IS-F is just as sharp as the exterior. Highly bolstered leather-trimmed sport seats help support aggressive driving, while a clean-looking aluminized composite trim adorns the doors, armrest, and center console. A voice-activated HDD navigation system features touchscreen capability, an advanced voice-command system, and real-time traffic, weather, sports and stock updates. An optional 14-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system, as well as Bluetooth® and iPod/USB connectivity enhance your listening and connectivity pleasure.

Safety features in the 2012 Lexus IS-F performance sedan include front knee airbags, side-impact torso-protection airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags in both rows. All-disc antilock brakes and seat belt pretensioners for front seats and outboard rear seats are standard. In the event of an accident, Lexus Enform with Safety Connect automatically puts you in touch with a live response center agent to help with emergency assistance.

Enjoy the thrill of a race car with the luxury of a Lexus in the exciting 2012 Lexus IS-F sedan.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 16 MPG
  • Highway: 23 MPG