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

"When I need to accelerate and maneuver quickly, I don't have to worry about the car not performing the way I need it to perform. Completely reliable."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Lexus IS)

"It handles well and has more than adequate acceleration. Very comfortable to drive."

James B., NC (2007 Lexus IS)

"Great acceleration when need and handles well"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Lexus IS)

"Great feel, takes off quickly and hugs the road."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Lexus IS)

"It handles like a race car and accelerates well. It makes very tight turns very well and has an excellent turn radius. But it rides rough due to the performance tires. I purchased it for these reasons as a commuter car. Now that I'm retired, I want the speed and acceleration with a smoother ride. So next pirchas probably will be an ES-350."

Valerie H., MD (2007 Lexus IS)

"Very quick acceleration and solid handling."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS)

"4 Wheel Drive; computers maintain traction even in very slippery road conditions."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Lexus IS)

"Love the handling of this car."

Syed H., CA (2007 Lexus IS)

"Has excellent handling and acceleration"

D J., AZ (2007 Lexus IS)

"Peppy fun to drive and handle."

Gil R., AZ (2007 Lexus IS)

"Needs more power 25 to 50 HP more would be great. Needs the ability to completely turn off the Dynamic Vehicle Stability Control."

Anonymous, OK (2007 Lexus IS)

"Great acceleration, quick handling"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Lexus IS)

"Handling is like driving a sports car-excellent. Acceleration is average."

Fred R., PA (2007 Lexus IS)

"The acceleration is phenomenal! I drive like a little old lady but when I need to accelerate I'm not disappointed."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Lexus IS)

"In the DMV area, while driving on the beltway I-495, one needs to be able to quickly accelerate and to adeptly maneuver to avoid dangerous situations. I can depend on this car to get up and go when I need it. And it brakesbin a dime."

Valerie H., MD (2007 Lexus IS)

"Accerlation and handling are excellent. the car is tight and makes you feel like you are always in control"

Cory N., NV (2007 Lexus IS)

"Relatively small car with a relatively big V6 engine is quick and the suspension is rock solid on curvy roads"

ROBERT B., FL (2007 Lexus IS)

"Very fast, handles well"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus IS)

"I have had many problems with this car.The most recent one replacement of Tire pressure sensor, which was very expensive. I do love the handling on this car but lacks the acceleration. This brand has been a disappointment for me."

SYED H., CA (2007 Lexus IS)


Anonymous, HI (2007 Lexus IS)

"very quick and high top end"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Lexus IS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable and roomy"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Lexus IS)

"It's fine in comfort. Leather loses a bit of its suppleness after 11 years but it has held up pretty well. The car is very quiet and has a quality feel and ride."

Cory N., NV (2007 Lexus IS)

"Driver seat not easy to get in or out. Need to bend to a particular angle to get inor out. Same problem with passenger seat."

Ginette B., CA (2007 Lexus IS)

"Very comfortable car to drive or ride in. It is quiet and handles well. Seats fit well and add to comfort."

James B., NC (2007 Lexus IS)

"Seats are comfortable and it’s a very quiet, smooth ride"

Julie M., OR (2007 Lexus IS)

"Very comfortable seating position."

Phil L., AB (2007 Lexus IS)

"It's a bit small for my large frame. But quick response and good handling"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS)

"The seats can be adjusted to fit me perfectly and lumbar support is good"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Lexus IS)

"This car handles very well especially taking corners, acceleration and its turn radius. It was my commuting car prior to retirement and I plan to drive it until the wheels fall off."

Valerie H., MD (2007 Lexus IS)

"Love the a/c front seats, I winter in Florida"

DONALD E., IN (2007 Lexus IS)

"Above average road noise"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Lexus IS)


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

What Owners Say

"This car is fun to drive, and it has been very dependable. The materials and workmanship is excellent. The car still looks new."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Lexus IS)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Still looks good at 9yrs old"

Anonymous, ON (2007 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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