Lexus builds the IS sports sedan to challenge the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But we'll cut to the chase: Forget it; the IS doesn't even come close to the German pair's ride and handling prowess, fun to drive character, technology features, or luxury appeal. Add in the IS's cramped interior and mediocre fuel economy, and it's clear that Lexus phoned this one in.

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.

Predicted Overall Owner Satisfaction

Predicted Owner Satisfaction with:

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

Value

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

Would you buy this car again?

2020 vehicles
Acura TLX
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Audi A4
BMW 3 Series
Buick Regal
Genesis G70
Infiniti Q50
Jaguar XE
Kia Stinger
Lexus IS
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Tesla Model 3
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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