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Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • IS retains its five-star safety rating
  • Lots of autonomous tech added with 2017 facelift
  • All cars get eight airbags plus tyre pressure monitoring

There is a huge amount of equipment installed to improve Lexus IS safety. This all adds up to a five-star Euro NCAP crash testing score.

An all-new pop-up bonnet means pedestrian safety is improved, while you get eight airbags, a tyre pressure warning system and the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (braking, traction control and stability control functions).

As part of a 2017 facelift the IS gained full LED headlights that are 10% brighter, with a beam wider by one metre either side, covering the function of the front foglights too.

The Lexus Safety System+ was added, bringing with it a pre-crash system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and automatic high beam. This is standard on all cars except base SE trim. Premier grade and the Premier Pack additionally add a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.

  • Largest and most practical IS model
  • Means more legroom and boot space
  • Split-folding rear seats not standard

Lexus IS practicality is improved over the previous model. The car is 75mm longer than its predecessor and 10mm wider too. This translates to 50mm more rear legroom and a larger boot, now measuring 450 litres.

Although there’s a button on the key fob and a button in the car, it would be nice if the button on the boot was a little easier to find.

It’s a shame 60/40 rear seats don’t come as standard on SE version of the IS 300h, but are available on higher grades to boost practicality.

You’ll easily get four adults in the IS, although a fifth will be a squeeze since the transmission tunnel is fairly large and extends down the centre of the car.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus IS Saloon.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

Advance equipment

Advance standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Advance optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights

Executive Edition equipment

Executive Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Executive Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim

F-Sport equipment

F-Sport standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
F-Sport optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Luxury optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premier equipment

Premier standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Premier optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Takumi equipment

Takumi standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Takumi optional equipment
None available