12Lexus IS

Lexus IS

4.4

64 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
86% · 557 · 11%

Build Quality
4.5 (14)
Value for Money
4.4 (13)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.2 (13)
Noise Level
4.1 (10)
Braking
4.4 (12)
Acceleration / Power
3.8 (12)
Gear Shifting
4.4 (12)
Suspension
4.3 (12)
Fuel Efficiency
3.8 (12)
Handling
4.3 (12)
Interior Design
4.0 (12)
Boot Size
3.7 (12)
Comfort
4.4 (12)
Features
3.9 (12)
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Reviews

Lexus IS64 reviews
Austin R.
Austin R.WAPerth, WA5 posts
  XE20
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fan
fanWAPerth, WA10 posts
  XE30

terrible car

I bought an is200t 2016
three days ago the car suddenly slowed down and cant accelerate
The PCS system engages in the engine lights on for no reason, there is no car in front of me
and the car stop on the middle of the road

contacted 1800 Lexus centre and been advised to bring the car to dealership to have it diagnosed with $200 out of pocket fee even there is a recall on the fuel tank leak

for anyone one who think Lexus is reliable and good customer service, don't dream of it Show details

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Josh C.
Josh C.
  F Sport

I keep going back

I’m not kidding, I’ve just purchased my 3rd is300h. I first got one around 2015 and ‘upgraded’ to a Tesla. When it was time for the Tesla to go I ‘downgraded’ back to an is300h. I just lost that one in a divorce and guess what I replaced it with… an is300h, 8 years old with 100,000 km on the clock. I don’t know what it is about this car but I just feel it’s the best made sedan for every day comfort, reliability and efficiency whilst having the right amount of power. It’s just perfect in my opinion. I’ve even gone to the effort of doing a product review. So there you go, I’ve gone back to this car 3 times over 8 years. Enough said. Show details
Tony B.
Tony B.NSWSydney, NSW
  XE10
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Gary Y.
Gary Y.7 posts
  F Sport

IS350 F Sport 2011 is the best & most reliable car

Lexus IS350 F Sport is an amazing car. combines luxury, comfort, power and safety.

Extremely reliable and long lasting car no matter how many klms it has it will just keep going and going with no issues and will hold its value and from what I have seen its actually going up in price than the current market value. Show details

First time Lexus owner
First time Lexus ownerWAPerth, WA
  XE30

Phenomenal car

I purchased this car secondhand and have had it now for a month… in a word… PHENOMENAL. I love it. Everything from handling , build quality, styling and all the options … it’s so good. The spindle grille does make it look sleeker than the Luxury variant. Love the moveable digital dash. Took it to my mechanic and showed it to him and he was impressed. He said I’ll be even more impressed when he sees the service bill in the future whilst secondhand Audi and BMW owners will be crying. My car has the Rioja Red leather seats … stunning. Also, the a/c front seats are so good on a stinker Aussie summer day. Show details
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Elie K.
Elie K.
  Fair Incentive XE30

Maddest car I love it

The car has power good control and for a convertible 2 door you have lots of room and the seat heater is necessary also the stereo goes off with its 7 speakers  Show details
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Rocketman
RocketmanHamilton45 posts
  XE20
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David
DavidSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  Luxury
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A jones
A jonesAustralian Capital Territory4 posts
  IS

My perfect car

I have owned this car since new, 16 years. I have been intending to update but I love it so much that I have yet to find anything I like as much. In that time, very little has gone wrong and even those things that have required maintenance have been minor things. In terms of Lexus, I cannot fault it; so impressive that my daughter bought a RX last years and I’m intending to buy a UX next. Comfort, safety but mainly that I feel the driver and the drive are one. Show details
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Anonwrites
Anonwrites
  XE30
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John M.
John M.VICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  Verified XE30

A luxury like no other

You can see the luxury before you sit in it. And once you sit in it, you can feel it. It's an amazing drive. I've own it for two years now and will definitely upgrade to the next model. Show details
Pete
PeteQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD14 posts
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Richard
RichardNSWSydney, NSW15 posts
  Verified XE30

Excellent workmanship, great value for money

After not a particularly good experience with a Mercedes C class I decided to see if the legendary reliability of Lexus is justifiable. Bought the IS 200t basic luxury model for a very good price and after one year and 20,000 km am happy to say that the car is performing extremely well. Some standard features such as the refrigerated seats are very handy on hot days, but this basic model doesn't have other potentially useful options so paying more for the upgrade is worth considering. The service is very good and they provide a complimentary car.

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Good Man
Good Man2 posts
  XE30

Luxury car with sub-standard parts, don't get trapped!

I purchased brand new IS 300H F Sports and after driving around 22000 KMS, disk rotors need machining/replacing and break shoes were 90% remaining. Contacted Lexus Australia and I have been advised that this is normal wear and tear and they can't do anything about this. I have been given quote to replace the rotors and breaks for $880 including labour. I am driving cars from past 25 years and never had to replace/machine the rotors before 80000 KM. I own 2 Lexus's and if I knew this before hand would have not recommended this car to any of my family & friends.

I got trapped and so are my family & friends, writing this review to save people their hard earned money.

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Questions & Answers

michelle D.
michelle D. · IS

I need some advice .
I have a Lexus is250 2007 and i want to put side skirts on my car . Would a 2010 isf side skirt fit my guards ??

Kym
Kym · IS

I would like to know is any other IS300h owners have had a problem with their cars getting a flat battery after leaving them locked and not used for a couple of weeks.... this has happened to me 3 times now over the past 2 years... every time I go on holiday .i have a 2014 model

mike
mike  

Any cars battery will go flat if not driven, its a common fault.

spadger
spadger  

Shouldn't happen in a couple of weeks unless you have a leak somewhere. I am assuming your battery isn't on its last legs or anything.

beetle234
beetle234 · IS XE10 (1999-2005)

Q to 8675309

What about the famous @ 150 000km timing belt change required & the coolant leak ? What's your take on this ?

grandman
grandman  
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CategorySedansSedansSedansSedans
Starting Price $61,890$72,880$70,310$59,340
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)AutomaticContinuously Variable (CVT)Automatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeHybridPetrolHybridPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption4.9 L/100km9.5 L/100km4.9 L/100km7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L66 L66 L66 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.5L6 Cylinder 3.5L4 Cylinder 2.5L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power133kW @ 6000rpm232kW @ 6600rpm133kW @ 6000rpm180kW @ 5800rpm
Max Torque221Nm @ 4200-5400rpm380Nm @ 4800-4900rpm221Nm @ 4200-5400rpm350Nm @ 1650-4000rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)4 year(s)4 year(s)4 year(s)
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