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Lexus IS Lease Review - A worthy competitor for the BMW 3-Series, the Lexus IS offers innovation, comfort and style, combined with the bonus of Japanese reliability, making it a superb choice choice for a luxury saloon.
Each model in the IS range has its benefits. Whilst Lexus no longer offer diesel engines, the IS 250 V6 offers a responsive, strong drive, with refined steering, excellent brakes and a 0 – 60 of 8.1 seconds, while the Hybrid IS 300 boasts the lowest emissions in its class at just 99g/km. As a result, the IS 300 is lower on tax than its rivals making it an economical choice, however being green doesn’t mean sacrificing luxurious, sporty aesthetics.
Inside, the new IS has more cabin space than its predecessor, proving comfortable for adult passengers. Lexus have ensured comfort throughout, with cruise control and climate control standard on all models, along with digital radio and automatic headlights, whilst higher end models offer optional extras such as leather upholstery and a premium stereo. The IS was rated five stars in the EURO NCAP crash test, ensuring your safety during your commute.
Whilst the Lexus IS is more expensive than the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, ranging from £26,495 for the base model to £39,495 for the top of the range at retail price, its beautiful design and state-of-the-art features justify the difference.
Lexus have taken on a smart balancing act here in developing something in-keeping with current market demands whilst playing to their core brand strengths. Fuel economy plays a big part in the technical design of the Lexus IS with both hybrid and diesel models being at the forefront of the models advertising.
In a business car market where style has to be combined with economy and environmental factors Lexus has technically got it perfect with this car. If you don't want to go straight down the line with the normal German business car model Lexus are always there to offer a quality alternative.