A good car is kind of like a good suit. You just feel right in it. It consistently satisfies and makes you happy every time you put it on. The all-new 2014 Lexus IS350 AWD sedan is such a car.
Aside from a bold new look, which I will comment on later, my delight with the IS350 started in the driver’s seat. It is the most comfortable I have experienced since a late 80’s Peugeot 505 sent me to a junk yard in an unsuccessful search for a 505 front bucket I could convert to a desk chair. But that’s where the similarity ends with the 505.
The IS cabin is all high tech modern with top quality materials exquisitely fitted and well designed. There’s plenty of power to cruise effortlessly or play road games with paddle shifters while loading extra G forces on an improved and more rigid chassis and well balanced suspension. And with the wheelbase extended 2.7 inches and overall length up by 3.4 inches, there’s extra legroom front and back. For my average frame, it’s just the right fit.