Lexus IS Saloon 300h Premier 4dr CVT Auto [Sunroof]

4 doors
Petrol/Electric Hybrid
Auto
Manufacturer price from:£41,640
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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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The most expensive trim choice is Premier, which supplements the Luxury edition’s kit list with five-spoke 18in alloys, premium navigation, a larger 10.3in central display, DVD player, 15-Speaker Mark Levinson sound system, electrically adjustable steering column, auto-folding, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with puddle lights, and laser-cut dark wood inlay.

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

61.4

Urban: 60.1Motorway: 58.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

109

g/km