Lexus IS Saloon 300h Executive Edition 4dr CVT Auto

4 doors
Petrol/Electric Hybrid
Auto
Manufacturer price from:£32,910
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The Lexus IS is stylish and beautifully put together, but it struggles to compete with its more conventional executive car rivals

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One step up from base trim is our preferred specification. There’s heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and automatic high beam headlights. As part of the Safety Plus system you also get impact anticipation, lane keep assist and a sway warning system. The Executive Edition’s relatively small 17in alloys also help to keep fuel economy reasonable.

Engine:

300h

Drive in a relaxed manner around town and the hybrid drivetrain provides enough electric power for smooth progress, and it’s sufficiently punchy to nip out into fast-flowing traffic. It’s more compromised on the open road, however, because whenever you ask for a burst of pace, the CVT automatic gearbox pauses before sending the revs sky-rocketing. Not as economical as diesel rivals but cheaper than most for benefit in kind payments.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

65.7

Urban: 62.8Motorway: 62.8
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

104

g/km