Lexus IS Turbo 2.0 F Sport Review
Effing Sporty Yeah

clifford chow
6 Apr 2017

Introduction and Exterior

The F SPORT does set its sights on the BMW 320i, with the M suspension (that one’s good) and even the Audi A4, with S-Line trim

The IS has always been seen as somewhat the Japanese answer to the 3 Series BMW. Now in it’s third generation, and now facelifted, the IS Turbo F SPORT retains their new 2.0 turbocharged four banger, ups the game with some kitting.

But how does it fare on the road?

Revised head and tail lamp cluster design makes the IS more striking, with the rear featuring even more “L”s this time. The mesh designed grille, with a new bumper assembly certainly makes the F SPORT look even more aggressive.

The biggest change to the rear treatment comes in the form of the reshaped exhaust finishers, and some added sculpting to the lower lip of the bumper.

Perhaps the styling is not everyone’s cup of tea, but the IS does look well proportioned, sitting on the 2,800mm wheelbase.

One thing we positively liked though was the retention of those beautiful gun metallic 18” alloy wheels.

The F SPORT does set its sights on the BMW 320i, with the M suspension (that one’s good) and even the Audi A4, with S-Line trim.

Sell Fast With Ease - SwiftQuote

With SwiftQuote, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end


Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

Fast n good services no hiding cost to sold car thank very much.

Pook Wee Ming - 2 weeks ago

Fantastic service. I call back and they immediately know who am I and what's my situation without me repeating, even when i was just calling the main line! Very fast service, and work over weekend. I cannot say more!

Tan Siak Lim - 2 weeks ago

Angie from swiftquote was super efficient, friendly and patient. The bids from swiftquote's dealers are also much higher compared to what agents and dealers would buy in your car.

Abel Chang - 4 weeks ago

Sold my Car using SwiftQuote portal, very fast and easy for 1st time seller like me ;)

Jt Chia - 4 weeks ago

SwiftQuote was able to get me a quote in two days and it turned out to be the best quote in the end. I had listed the vehicle on another site for one month prior and was pleasantly surprised with a swift quote.

joshuahho - 4 weeks ago

We have check others and no doubt this is the best! From the prompt and reliable agent Angie to the honest dealer David, everything is 10/10. Other platform not only charges transactions fee the dealer will squeeze you below market rate.

RICHARD YEO - 4 weeks ago

An efficient sell between buyer n seller. Quite, fast and save time . Well done!

Seah Siong Huat - 4 weeks ago

The process was swift and easy and it really give us the highest valuation of our car compare to another dealer or platform.

Jimmy Tay Eng Chye - 1 month ago

Sold my car through them. Gotten higher than those I asked outside. Prompt, hassle free and introduced a trust worthy dealer whom is friendly and prompt too! Thank you!

Lawrence - 1 month ago

Hi, it was a great experience working with SwiftQuote. Like the name the service was super swift and fast. I remember posting the photos of my car and filling up details and within the next few days I managed to sell my car without any hassle. The service was prompt, helpful, sincere, and fast!

Pitchai Chelladurai - 1 month ago


Engine Capacity 1998cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10:1
Bore x Stroke (86.0 x 86.0)mm
Power 241bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1650rpm
Power to Weight 148.8 bhp per ton


Acceleration 7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 230 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 13.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4680 x 2027 x 1430) mm
Wheelbase 2800 mm
Turning Circle 10.4 metres
Kerb Weight 1620 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs