This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Lexus IS Saloon (13-20) review.

4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Lexus IS Saloon (99-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £18,435 - £31,000
Used price £665 - £5,420
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £280 - £340
Insurance group 25 - 33 How much is it to insure?


Well built, well priced, fun to drive.


Overstyled cabin - some might say tacky.

Lexus IS Saloon rivals

Written by Parkers on

If you fit into Lexus' buyer profile for the IS, you're probably young, affluent and style-conscious. But that was before ex-Rover-driving, sports-casual-wearing Alan Partridge decided to buy one. Image apart, the average buyer opts for IS for its proven reliability and generous equipment. The range was expanded in September 2001 with the addition of the three-litre powerplant and the Sportcross ‘lifestyle estate’ bodystyle.

Lexus IS Saloon rivals

Other Lexus IS (1999 - 2005) models: