The holiday season is the perfect time for road trips and family fun. During Thanksgiving week, this publication got an opportunity to review the 2017 Lexus IS 350.

The first thing that stands out about the IS 350 is the style. It comes with 17-inch wheels, a moonroof, xenon headlights and a sleek body style. Features include keyless ignition, USB/iPod integration, automatic dual-zone climate control, and satellite radio.

The driving capabilities are also impressive. It features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 277 pound-feet of torque. The Lexus Safety System, which comes with lane assistance, helps drivers to stay aware and is helpful during long road trips.

I took a trip to southern Georgia where agriculture serves as the primary industry. The scenery consisted of miles of farmland and fields of grass where cows and horses roam. Coming from the city of Atlanta, southern Georgia provided a relaxing getaway from the hustle of city life. It was like driving to a place where simple times were a valued way of life.

I made my way to Old Dixie Highway, Ga. 111 to visit the POW/MIA Chair of Honor. The honor was for Anthony E. Jenkins. Jenkins, 25, served as a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. The POW/MIA Chair of Honor was presented by Rolling Thunder NY Chapter-1 and serves as a symbol to educate and advocate for the return of all POW/MIA. There is also a parking sign dedicated for all Purple Heart recipients.

Overall, the Lexus IS 350 provided a comfortable road trip for an unforgettable lesson on history.

 

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.