Exterior changes include newly designed 17 and 18in wheels, front and rear bumpers, a revised front grille, and side rear-view mirrors with incorporated turn signals. The interior will receive an updated center cluster and foldable rear headrests.
Mechanically, both the IS 250 and IS 350 receive a revised suspension and steering tuning. In addition, the IS 250 will come standard with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) with a cutoff switch, which was previously available only on the IS 350.
The 2009 IS 250 manual and automatic, IS 250 all-wheel drive, and IS 350 receive a 0.8-1.0% price increase of $300. This means that the IS 250 with manual transmission will carry a base price of $31,155, while the automatic starts at $32,325. The IS 250 with AWD will set you back $34,785, while the IS 350 has a base price of $36,605.
Launched earlier this year, the Lexus IS-F also will receive a few enhancements for the 2009 model year. New features include a revised instrument panel cluster, illuminated mirror controls, a newly designed moonroof switch, and a piano-black center-cluster finish for navigation-equipped vehicles. The 2009 IS-F will have a base price of $56,610, an increase of 1.1% or $610 over the current model.