View all Lexus reviews

All the latest information on Lexus's IS range. Read expert and owner Lexus IS reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse the photo gallery and get accurate pricing for any Lexus IS.

Plus, get a great deal on new or used Lexus IS cars for sale.

Older reviews

Saloon (4 reviews)

2013 - 2020

  • Striking styling and hybrid efficiency help the IS stand out

    Parkers rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
    Used price: £5,091 - £22,617
    • Hybrid powertrain means low running costs
    • Quiet and refined drive
    • Different from the norm
    • Petrol engine not very efficient
    • Poor performance
    • Doesn’t handle as well as rivals
    Read full review

2005 - 2012

  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £9,803 - £25,128

    Astonishing pace, great V8 soundtrack, plenty of standard kit


    Doesn't look particularly aggressive, hard ride, not involving enough

    Read full review
  • Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £385 - £6,307

    Excellent build quality and reliability, good standard equipment levels, superior refinement


    Cramped rear seats, ungainly styling, limited engine choice, notchy manual gearbox

    Read full review

1999 - 2005

Convertible (1 review)

2005 - 2012

  • Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    Used price: £2,845 - £8,412

    Very well equipped as standard, smooth and refined on the move, quick-action metal folding roof


    Poor in corners, sluggish automatic gearbox, no diesel engine, lacks the feelgood factor

    Read full review

Estate (1 review)

1999 - 2005

Latest news

  • Best family SUVs based on testing and reviews by Parkers, fully updated for 2024 - VW Tiguan driving round corner

    The best family SUVs in 2024

    Families and lifestyles come in all shapes and sizes and so cars do, too. Sports Utility Vehicles, better known as SUVs, can often give you a level of comfort, convenience...

  • Best hybrids on Motability

    Best hybrid cars on Motability in 2024

    The Motability scheme means that people with disabilities can lease a hybrid car at a discounted rate compared with standard lease deals. You can use your disability-related benefits to finance...

  • best hybrid cars

    Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2024

    The best hybrid cars have enjoyed an upturn in popularity among buyers recently because they’re a good first step towards electrification, offering lower running costs without the hassle of EV...

  • Best hybrid SUVs: Lexus NX front three quarter driving, grey paint, British country road

    The best hybrid SUVs 2024

    UK motorists love big SUVs, but legislators are doing their darnedest to stamp them off the roads by introducing ever-tightening emissions regulations and chargeable low-emission zones. The purpose? To try...

  • How to buy a car online

    How to buy a car online

    Shopping for a great deal and buying a car online is no longer limited to adventurous technology nerds. Today, it’s the most convenient and flexible way to purchase a new...