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

"Acceleration is just OK. Ride is a bit jiggly especially notable upfront (as the tires age, I think)"

MARK P., FL (2013 Lexus IS)

"It needs Michelin pilot Sport A 3 tires to be quiet. The Dunlops that it came with are VERY noisy. Michelin's are way better!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus IS)

"Love the low center of gravity and wide rear tires...great on sweeping turns!"

Steven H., TN (2013 Lexus IS)

"Great to drive, fast and responsive!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus IS)

"Good feeling for the road . Very response . Excellent acceleration when passing ,or entering highway ."

Louis K., CT (2013 Lexus IS)

"The top of the line tires only get @25,00 before they need to be replaced. All tire are toed in and the inside tread wears out fast and the rest of the tire is great."

Arnie K., AZ (2013 Lexus IS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The front seats are narrow, tight and feel stiff, almost too firm."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Lexus IS)

"Best seats we own."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus IS)


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

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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