Car Reviews Lexus IS 300h Luxury 4dr The AA

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Bold elevate status of 3 Series Hybrid variant is refined level of standard specification ambience easily justifies tag


No diesel option, petrol and hybrid Some controls could be more Rear seat space is but not overly generous Brand struggles in face of more German opposition

With the executive saloon market a competitive one, Lexus’ attempt at making the IS a viable centres on boosting its visual and further refining its now trademark hybrid powertrain.

At one level the IS in the same tyre tracks as its rival, promising high of refinement and comfort. Lexus is known for focusing on the detail, and IS boasts build quality to anything in this market

Lexus also likes to do differently, which in the case of the IS has in a radical overhaul of the exterior and the of the petrol-electric powertrain option. And time Lexus is gambling big by its sole diesel alternative, the range petrol only if you the straight 2.5-litre variant.

If in the mood for a change from the diet of executive saloons, can offer you an IS bursting with equipment and capable of delivering one of the refined experience on the market. no mistake, this is a top notch

It’s not all plain sailing, What you gain in terms of the you lose a little in terms of the dynamic range. All the pieces are but Lexus doesn’t quite the car gel in the way BMW has with its 3 Series.

In hybrid guise the IS still that a continuously variable gearbox doesn’t quite the skills to match a conventional and keen drivers will the slightly detached feel of the steering.

Our verdict on the Lexus IS Luxury 4dr

For most buyers to try something different, the Lexus IS prove to be a pleasingly satisfying Exceptionally well built and refinement and comfort levels are The hybrid variant presents a chance to reduce your and tax bills, while visually the car a bold statement.

Keen might not feel fully but, as an illustration of the brand’s progress, this is good from the Japanese firm.

Opting for the hybrid IS will you benefit from low fuel rates and qualification for one of the lowest CO2 available. This last is likely more of an attraction for users keen to minimize tax exposure. Elsewhere, with the IS well equipped, there’s need to dip into the admittedly cost options list.

Space and practicality

A little in all the key areas, this IS proves accommodating for both front and now seat occupants. There’s a useful amount of oddment space, along with a size boot that in 300h guise is no longer by the intrusion of the hybrid hardware.

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Car security


Although the firm doesn’t shout about it, Lexus has a good a safety record as its rivals. A high standard of is included right across the IS with numerous airbags a sophisticated traction and stability

Driver appeal

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As the IS brand has so has the driving experience. Ever to that of its German rivals, IS retains rear-wheel drive and promises in terms of engaging the ken While the straight petrol is not rocketship, the hybrid variant enhanced acceleration and, quiet running in EV mode at low

You don’t feel as engaged as you in, say, a BMW but the overall experience is no more enjoyable.

Family car

First car appeal

Quality and

Drawing level with the opposition when it comes to materials and build quality, no question that Lexus is of praise. In image terms the does lag behind the opposition, sportier version like the and previous generation ISF do help the brand image.


With this generation IS comes an expanded and easier access fore and aft for Doors open wide and rear seat access is improved. There’s little a gaining access to the car’s which opens without or the need for much physical

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

Like cars, the main focus is the car’s infotainment system centrally in the fascia. It’s the hub for the of the car’s functions, and after a learning period is reasonably The usual outputs and sources are from radio and CD to Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity, while a Mark branded upgrade promises a quality output.

Radical design sets IS apart European rivals

Colours and trim

The car’s looks work best accompanied by a bright exterior In contrast, dark colours do to flatter the car’s complex and angles. The same is true the cabin, with lighter shades doing much to the otherwise somber cabin

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

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