2022 Lexus IS 500 Exterior and Dimensions

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2022 IS 500 Exterior

This four-door sport sedan oozes muscle, and it's quite a different beast from the standard IS. The hood, for example, has been raised by almost two inches, and it has aggressive power bulges to accommodate the larger engine. The front bumper and fenders also had to be lengthened for the same reason. At the rear, Lexus included the most noticeable homage to the now-defunct hardcore F models - the stacked quad exhaust tips. A revised lower rear diffuser and dark chrome window trim set the IS F Sport apart, and a rear lip spoiler ties it all together.

The new IS 500 F Sport gets 19-inch model-specific alloy wheels, which are lighter than the standard IS wheel by up to two pounds per wheel. This is even lighter on Launch Edition models that boast 19-inch seven-spoke forged BBS matte black alloy wheels, which are lighter by up to four pounds each. Only 500 serialized Launch Edition models will be produced, exclusive to the US market, and available only in one exterior hue, Incognito - a new addition to the Lexus range.

2022 IS 500 Exterior Photos

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Dimensions

The Lexus IS 500 sedan has an overall length of 187.3 inches, riding on a 110.2-inch wheelbase. It's 72.4 inches wide with the mirrors folded in and stands 56.5 inches tall. With its elongated body, it stretches nearly two inches longer than the standard IS. Before the IS 500 rolled along, the heaviest IS was the 350 F Sport AWD at 3,880 lbs. Even with that big 5.0-liter lump under the hood, the IS 500 weighs 3,891 lbs, which is just 143 lbs more than the 350 F Sport RWD.

2022 Lexus IS 500 Exterior Dimensions:

Lexus IS 500 TrimsF SPORT PERFORMANCEF SPORT PERFORMANCE PremiumF SPORT PERFORMANCE Launch Edition
Max Width72.4 in.72.4 in.72.4 in.
Length187.3 in.187.3 in.187.3 in.
Height56.5 in.56.5 in.56.5 in.
Wheelbase110.2 in.110.2 in.110.2 in.

2022 Lexus IS 500 Weight Information:

Lexus IS 500 TrimsCurb Weight
F SPORT PERFORMANCE3,891 lbs.
F SPORT PERFORMANCE Premium3,891 lbs.
F SPORT PERFORMANCE Launch Edition3,891 lbs.

2022 Lexus IS 500 Tires:

Front TireP235/40YR19
Rear TireP265/35YR19
Spare TireCompact

2022 Lexus IS 500 Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size19" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size19" x 9.5"

Exterior Colors

You can choose from eight colors when configuring your IS 500, including Ultra White, Caviar, Iridium, Infrared, Atomic Silver, Grecian Water, Cloudburst Gray, and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0. Certain premium colors have a $500 surcharge. Launch Editions come exclusively bedecked in Incognito dark gray. The Lexus looks spectacular in all these colors, especially in Infrared. We do wish there were more flamboyant colors available, considering the competition this car faces. Green seems to be a favorite at the moment, and we would have loved to see Japan's take on this color.

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