Lexus created the 2014 IS with one main mission in mind: to design and build a vehicle that is completely fun to drive. So, what goes into making a car "fun to drive"? Lexus began designing the all new 2014 IS by analyzing steering feel, brake feel, and the sensation of speed.
Throughout the entire development process, many parts and features of the car were changed to create a better (and more fun) driving experience, including getting a new steering gearbox that offers less friction, using a different type of oil, and also getting new shock absorbers.
And, according to Motor Trend, "the result is a Lexus IS that’s worlds better than its predecessor."
Motor Trend went on to say: "[The] shifts are fast and the gears are spaced tightly together, helping the car rocket down the track. Lexus incorporated accelerometers into the transmission to make it downshift on heavy braking, hold its gear through the corner, and help it accelerate quicker out of corners. That system mostly worked as advertised, though I eventually found myself using the steering wheel-mounted paddles to get the most out of the V-6. The IS 350 F Sport made a great track companion. Steering was sharp, offering excellent feedback, pedal feel was firm, and the car’s adaptive suspension easily absorbed the track’s curbing without getting upset, even when I got cocky and went way too fast through the corkscrew."
In conclusion, Motor Trend stated, "Ultimately Lexus is well on its way to making the IS most fun-to-drive vehicle in its class."
To test drive the 2014 Lexus IS, visit Lexus of Chester Springs!