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2022 Lexus IS 500 flies under the radar

You'd never know there's a 5.0-liter V8 lurking under this sedan's hood.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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This is the 2022 Lexus IS 500.

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It's Lexus' compact IS sedan with a big V8 engine.

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Inside? Typical Lexus IS.

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Under the hood? Huge performance upgrade. 

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This V8 engine is shared with the RC F coupe.

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These 19-inch wheels are a dead IS 500 giveaway.

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As are these exhaust tips.

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The IS' LED headlights carry over.

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The IS 500 goes on sale this fall.

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