Lexus IS 300h Takumi 4dr CVT Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
Available colours:
Lexus IS
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RRP £42,970What Car? Target Price£39,822
Review

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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Trim: Takumi

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

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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