Used Lexus IS for sale
The Lexus IS is a premium executive car that offers a reliable hybrid powertrain as well as sharp exterior looks. As one of Lexus' best-selling cars, the third-generation IS makes for a good alternative to popular executive cars from brands such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
- Excellent safety rating
- Straight-forward engine choice
- Well-equipped as standard
- High build quality
- Comfortable ride
Engines and Driving Experience
When browsing the used IS listings you won't need to stress about which engine to choose as there's only one; a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid that produces a total power output of 220bhp, allowing the IS to complete the 0 to 62mph sprint in 8.4 seconds.
Whilst it's a pleasing car to drive, the IS can't match competitors when it comes to overall fun factor. Instead, it's much more comfortable cruising along motorways and A-roads in a chauffeur-esque manner.
All IS models come with a CVT automatic gearbox, making driving that little bit easier. Impressive fuel economy figures of up to 67mpg make it an ideal car for those who complete plenty of miles each year.
Practicality and Running Costs
There's a good amount of head and legroom throughout the cabin, allowing passengers to get comfortable for the journey ahead. When sat in the back, taller adults may find it a little more compact due to the sloping roofline though. There's also ISOFIX mounting points in the rear outer seats, allowing you to easily fit a child seat.
Due to the batteries from the hybrid system taking up space in the boot of the car, the IS' 450-litre boot space is less than what you'll find in most rivals. Folding down the rear seats in a 60:40 configuration does provide further room for larger bits of luggage when needed.
Insurance is about what you'd expect for a car of a premium nature, ranging between groups 28 and 38 (out of 50) dependent upon specification. Low-cost servicing and maintenance can also be carried out at your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The interior is typically-Lexus by design and is built out of various high-quality materials, enhancing refinement and overall comfort. A number of physical buttons and knobs make up the car's dashboard, as well as touch-sensitive controls for adjusting the air conditioning.
There's a cursor-controlled infotainment system instead of the large touchscreens you'll find in plenty of other executive cars. It can be a bit fiddly to use when concentrating on the road, but for the most part it runs smoothly. Other available bits of technology include the likes of satellite navigation, cruise control and an upgraded Mark Levison® sound system.
When the IS was crash tested by Euro NCAP, it was awarded the full five-star safety rating thanks to a range of available features, such as:
- Parking sensors
- Hill-start assist
- Lexus Safety System+ (includes Autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beam and lane departure warning)
- Lexus Advanced Safety Pack (includes pre-crash safety system)
- Sway warning system
Is the Lexus IS right for me?
The Lexus IS is a great choice if you're looking for an executive car that's a bit different from the norm thanks to sharp looks, an efficient hybrid powertrain and a high build quality. It also scored very well on reliability surveys, making it a top used car buy.
In a hotly-contested segment, there's plenty of other executive cars that you should consider before coming to a decision. The Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series are highly-rated and offer a more dynamic drive, while the Skoda Octavia is great value for money.
Why purchase a used Lexus IS through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.