Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Lexus IS F benefits from the same active, passive and preventive safety equipment that earned the regular IS a five-star Euro NCAP rating and comes with ten airbags as standard. In addition, it benefits from substantially larger and more powerful brakes, to provide appropriate stopping performance in line with its greater power. It also features adaptive cruise control, which maintains a safe, pre-set distance from the vehicle in front as well as a Pre-Crash Safety system (or PCS) to predict when an accident is unavoidable.

In certain cases it will tighten seatbelts to draw passengers into the safest position and trigger the brake assistance for maximum braking power. In the back are two Isofix points.

Like the standard IS there’s a severe lack of foot and legroom for rear passengers and adults will find it cramped – plus there’s only two seats. Luggage space is reasonable, but the boot does suffer from considerable wheelarch intrusion though which hampers the luggage area. What’s more, the rear seats don’t fold down so carrying long loads is impossible though there is a ski hatch in the rear seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus IS F (08-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Electric sunroof

IS F equipment

IS F standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
IS F optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

Euro NCAP Rating

The Lexus IS F (08-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.