While the Lexus IS has a plush interior and a relaxed driving manner, it lacks the sporty feel of some cars in this segment. Also, the interior is quite snug. Inside are high-quality materials, a hushed cabin, and a refined-sounding engine. Acceleration is quick, and fuel economy is commendable. However, the ride is stiff and the steering lacks feedback.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable ride, good pickup. GPS is expensive to upgrade and has been inaccurate at times."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus IS)

"The acceleration is very quick and very good. The handling is decent."

BRYAN R., VA (2006 Lexus IS)

"Awesome acceleration. Over 300hp for a small sedan"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus IS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Poor seats, lack of support and ergonomic shape"

MARKUS T., TX (2006 Lexus IS)

"rides great"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus IS)

"Back seat uncomfortable--not enough room. Sight line from rear window misleading and dangerous."

ELISSA C., NV (2006 Lexus IS)

"Slot of rode noise due to sporty nature of this model. If I had to do it again, I would buy the ES350 or ES300h just to get a quiet ride. Otherwise, this car has been wonderful!"

ANN H., CA (2006 Lexus IS)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"comfortable good ride god on gas"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus IS)

"Car was a gift (at 7 years old), so price was not an issue. However it is very expensive to maintain."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Lexus IS)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"My Lexus looks just as stylish today as it did the day I bought it 10 years ago. In fact, I like it better than todays Lexus."

Anonymous, ID (2006 Lexus IS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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