New 2023 Lexus IS in Birmingham

2023 Lexus IS 300 parked on a city street

Inviting & Invigorating: The New 2023 Lexus IS is the Luxury Sports Sedan Others Desire to Become

Few luxury sports sedans are as inviting as the new 2023 Lexus IS. This compact executive sports car brings agile performance, elegant styling, and seamless connectivity to the life of Birmingham drivers, who can find this new Lexus in Jefferson County off I-459 at Alabama's Elite Lexus Dealer.


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Learn More About the Lexus IS

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What's New for the 2023 Lexus IS?

Have you not yet been introduced to the latest generation of the Lexus IS? The 2023 Lexus IS marks the third model year of the current generation, leaving changes for this loveable luxury sports sedan few and far between. Still, the latest Lexus IS offers an array of new design options and new packages. Visit Alabama's Elite Lexus Dealer in Birmingham to see what's new for the 2023 Lexus IS, as well as the additional changes introduced in its current generation that you may have not yet seen.

Key Updates to the 2023 Lexus IS & the Latest Generation

  • New Wheel Designs: Both F Sport models for the Lexus IS welcome new wheel designs, with 19-inch Enkei wheels shown on the 500 trim.
  • New Packages: The Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Premium, the top trim, now offers a special appearance package that coats the luxury sedan in Molten Pearl while providing BBS-forged alloy wheels  and black faux-leather upholstery. The Lexus IS 350 F Sport gains a similar appearance package, swapping Molten Pearl for Incognito paint, paired with an Obsidian-colored hood.
  • Current Generation Ups Lexus IS Driving Dynamics: When welcoming the current generation, the Lexus IS enhanced its driving dynamics to amplify thrills for Alabama drivers and give them better handling on Birmingham highways.
  • Latest Generation More Modern & Safe: The 2023 Lexus IS continues to modernize its safety and tech setup, as the latest generation includes a more modernized infotainment system and enhanced driver-assistance features. The Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 is more advanced than before, and the same can be said for the Lexus Interface, which offers Birmingham Lexus IS owners a personalized multimedia experience that acts as an extension of them.
  • Racier Models Join the Fray for the Latest Lexus IS Generation: Powered by a 472-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, the Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance is the latest addition to the Lexus IS lineup. The racier Lexus IS 500 also joined a year ago to introduce V8 engine power to the range. The 2023 model year marks the second rendition of these high-powered Lexus IS models.

Explore 2023 Lexus IS Model Options

  • Available AWD and RWD options
  • In-line 4 2.0L Engine - 241 horsepower output
  • Optional V6 3.5L Engine - 260 horsepower output in AWD option
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • NuLuxe® interior trim
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Traction Control
  • Electronic Power Steering system
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  • V6 3.5L Engine - 311 horsepower output
  • Different Available Styles of: F SPORT DESIGN, F SPORT DESIGN AWD, F SPORT AWD
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Remote Touchpad
  • Bi-LED headlamps with daytime running lamps
  • F SPORT exterior styling including unique front and rear bumpers, grille surround, rocker moldings, rear spoiler and rear valance
  • Backup camera with dynamic gridlines
  • V8 5.0L Engine - 472 horsepower output
  • RWD Drivetrain in all options
  • Different Available Styles of: F SPORT PERFORMANCE
  • Stacked quad exhaust tips
  • Two-piece aluminum 14.0-in front and 12.7-in rear brake rotors
  • G-force display
  • Raised hood
  • Power tilt-and-slide moonroof
  • Rear armrest with cupholders
  • Aluminum sport pedals

Exterior Design

Long known for its good looks and elegant styling, the Lexus IS is prettier and more aggressive than most luxury sports sedans. The Lexus IS is a pure sports sedan featuring a signature Lexus spindle grille, dramatic character lines, and a low, imposing stance. A distinctive singular LED Blade Taillamp tapers to millimeters in the rear's center, while premium triple beam LED headlamps are integrated with daytime running lights.

The F Sport models have unique exterior styling elements, and stacked quad exhaust tips come with the F Sport Performance model. The Lexus IS can ride on either 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels or 19-inch split-10-spoke alloy wheels. Lexus IS color options for Birmingham luxury car buyers include Matador Red Mica, Grecian Water, Caviar, Cloudburst Gray, Atomic Silver, Iridium, and Eminent White Pearl.

Interior Design

Head inside to the driver-inspired cockpit of the Lexus IS, with both the shift knob and steering wheel trimmed in hand-selected leather. The dash features accent stitching. With dual-zone climate control, it's easy to customize the temperature of the Lexus IS while heading to a film festival in downtown Birmingham. Interior design combos include open-pore wood trim or metallic trim with NuLuxe® seats in Glazed Caramel, Roja Red, or Black. F Sport bolstered seating is available for comfort at high speeds along I-459 in your Lexus IS.


Base Lexus IS models are powered by a 241-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that achieves 258 pound-feet of torque. A 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 260 ponies and 236 pound-feet of torque in the Lexus IS, while a heartier 3.5-liter V6 engine is available, delivering 311 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. F Sport models are powered by naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engines that produce up to 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque.

The Lexus IS is more fuel-efficient than most new luxury sports sedans by earning up to 31 miles per gallon on I-459 and Birmingham highways. All-wheel drive is available for this luxury sports sedan if Alabama Lexus enthusiasts desire all-weather performance. Have the Lexus IS shift power to the rear wheel with the most grip with the available Torsen® limited-slip rear differential. With the paddle shifters and an eight-speed sport direct-shift transmission in RWD Lexus IS models, Birmingham motorists can own Alabama roads their own way while experiencing rev-matching downshifts and lightning-fast upshifts.


The Lexus Multimedia Display includes a 10.3-inch touchscreen with navigation and pinch-and-zoom access. Thanks to standard Apple CarPlay® integration, Alabama Lexus IS owners can unlock smartphone features on the way to work or their evening out with friends in the Dinner Table of the South. Enjoy a concert atmosphere on the move with this luxury sedan's 17-speaker, 1,800-watt Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound system that features 3D audio technologies.

Onboard Wi-Fi is available to keep Birmingham motorists connected on the go headed to a UAB Blazers college basketball game or another Magic City destination. Have even more convenience with Alexa compatibility in your Lexus IS, which also offers a Panoramic View Monitor. The Lexus IS even features performance-inspired digital instrumentation in F Sport models so Alabama drivers can receive key readouts.


The class-leading Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 is standard on all Lexus IS models, packaging these driver assists:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Intelligent High Beams

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