The Ballad of the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance

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Without even having to check an option box, the IS 500 comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5⁶. It’s an advanced suite of high tech features that include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection⁷, Lane Tracing Assist⁸, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist⁹, Road Sign Assist¹⁰,  All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control¹¹, and Intelligent High Beams¹²—all working together to keep your drive safe. For additional peace of mind Lexus also optionally offers intuitive parking assist with auto braking, rear cross-traffic braking, and a panoramic view monitor.

Optionally, as music fans, we would add the 17-speaker, 1,800-watt Mark Levinson¹³ sound system, one of the finest in the industry, for cruising speeds when the motor is more sotto voce. But, because the engine song is such a draw, we’d definitely want a moonroof during spirited sessions to better hear every note of the naturally aspirated V8’s beautiful music.

*Launch Edition

For drivers who want something extra special, Lexus will offer a Launch Edition of the IS 500 limited to 500 serialized vehicles across North America in an exclusive Incognito exterior color with Black and Gray Ultrasuede® trimmed seats and unique Silver Ash wood interior trim. The Launch Edition will also feature 19-inch, seven-spoke forged alloy Matte Black BBS wheels.

Available Fall 2021; lexus.com/IS500

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*Disclaimers

  1. Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.
  2. 0-60 in 4.4 seconds is applicable to the IS 500 F SPORT Performance only. AMCI Testing Certified.
  3. Torsen® is a registered trademark of JTEKT Torsen, Inc.
  4. Apps and services are subject to change at any time without notice. Data charges may apply. Apple CarPlay® functionality requires a compatible iPhone® connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
  5. To use Android Auto on your audio display, you’ll need an Android Auto–compatible vehicle and Android phone. For phone compatibility visit: android.com. Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statement apply. Requires compatible smartphone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port and data plan rates apply. Apps and services vary by phone carrier and are subject to change at any time without notice. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.
  6. Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather, and vehicle conditions. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  7. The Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection (PD) is designed to determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed and damage in certain frontal collisions involving a vehicle, a pedestrian or a bicyclist. PCS w/PD is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrian or bicyclist, and weather, light, and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  8. Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to read visible lane markers and detect other vehicles under certain conditions. It is only operational when DRCC is engaged. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  9. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions. It provides a visual and audible alert and slight steering force when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  10. Do not rely exclusively on Road Sign Assist (RSA). RSA is a driver support system that utilizes the vehicle’s forward-facing camera and Navigation System (when data is available) to recognize certain road signs and provide information to the driver via the multi-information display and/or Head-Up Display. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather, vehicle and sign conditions. Use common sense when using RSA and do not drive distracted. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  11. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors, including road, weather and traffic conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  12. Intelligent High Beams operate at speeds above 21 mph. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
  13. Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

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