The 2014 Lexus IS is so strikingly different from the car it replaces that it almost deserves a new name.
The contrast starts with how it looks. The wheelbase has been stretched three inches and the car is nearly half an inch wider.
This makes the 2014 Lexus IS look much more muscular and menacing. Flared fenders and the huge, signature spindle grille—which Lexus is adding to all of its cars—help too.