High points of this version of the Lexus IS include eye-catching styling and a silky smooth V6 . Performance is rather pokey though. We originally tested the 2.5-liter V6 version, which delivered just 21 mpg overall. Beginning with the 2016 model year, the 2.5-liter was replaced by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and fitted to a new trim line: IS 200t.
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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 slow acceleration especially in Eco mode"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Lexus IS)

"Love the acceleration & handling. It is excellent in both. There is a sport drive for better acceleration--works great. (I'm an impatient driver.) The handling, also great, it hugs the road."

BARBARA L., FL (2014 Lexus IS)

"Very good steering ratio, performance excellent, joy to drive."

LLOYD B., TX (2014 Lexus IS)

"The car is quick and fun to drive. Handling is crisp and steady. Never a problem even on snow covered roads."

R R., OH (2014 Lexus IS)

"Handles great, goo acceleration"

A H., CA (2014 Lexus IS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"seats very comfortable and climate control is excellent. road noise above average"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Lexus IS)

"The interior is very suited to my taste,climate system is great, seating is comfortable but takes practice getting in gracfully. Handling is precise,and excelleration is nice,not a rocket but fast enough. I get better than average mileage. Currently on this tank 26.1 on 93 octane. Need to close windows and slow climate fan to use Bluetooth phone. Styling is great, turns heads. Not many on the road."

MICHAEL C., MA (2014 Lexus IS)

"seats are very low, doors on 2 dr are very long, hard to get in or out, expecially when parked next to another vehicle"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus IS)

"I look forward to seating in my car, it fits my back prefectly"

A H., CA (2014 Lexus IS)

"The drivers seat adjustments have improved significantly over previous IS models. One drawback for short people is that when you raise the seat all the way up it can hit the roof. Minor problem for a fantastic comfortable and reliable car."

ANTHONY K., MA (2014 Lexus IS)

"Somewhat disappointed in lack of smoothness in ride. Didn't notice this during test drive, but now find ride rougher than that of previously owned vehicles of this type."

ROLAND M., KY (2014 Lexus IS)

"The seats and climate control are excellent, but the ride is noisier than I would like."

J M., IL (2014 Lexus IS)

"The seats, climate control and ride are great. The road noise can be loud."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus IS)

"It is a luxury car that handles reasonably well."

PHIL W., BC (2014 Lexus IS)


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


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Sharp looking. Still getting comments from folks who think that it is a new model."

R R., OH (2014 Lexus IS)

"Unique design and styling."

BRUCE L., CA (2014 Lexus IS)

"One of the "sharpest" cars on the road. Still notice admiring looks from people who see the vehicle."

ROLAND M., KY (2014 Lexus IS)

"I'm getting tired of the big black grill--looks a bit like an open fish mouth."

J M., IL (2014 Lexus IS)


W H., NC (2014 Lexus IS)

"Love the way it lookd. No problem there. Complements all the time."

Anonymous, NC (2014 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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