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2017 (67) Lexus IS 300h Sport 4dr CVT Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" colour screenAdaptive cruise control
Analogue clockBluetooth telephone connectivity
Drive mode selectorDusk sensor
Front and rear parking sensorsLane keep assist
Lexus Navigaton SystemPush button starter
Rear view cameraSpeed sensitive power steering
Traffic sign recognitionTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersAux-in socket
DAB Digital radioRadio/CD
USB socket 

Exterior Features

Black door mirrorsBlack scuff plates
Door mirror puddle lightsElectric front/rear windows
Electric/heated/folding door mirrorsElectrochromatic rear view mirror
Headlight washersHigh beam assist
LED brake lightsLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsRain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear lower bumper in blackSports styling

Interior Features

2 cupholders3 spoke multi-function steering including paddle shift
4 Load area hooks6 way manually adjustable front seats
60/40 split folding rear seatActive sound control
Carpet matsCoat hooks
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsDual climate control air conditioning system
Fabric/Tahara synthetic leather upholsteryFront centre armrest with storage
Front door pocketsFront headrests
Heated front seatsIsofix standard child seat restraint mounting
Leather gear leverLeather steering wheel and gear knob
LED interior illuminationRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear armrest with 2 cupholdersRear door map pockets
Rear headrests 

Safety

3 point rear seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Active bonnetCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Electronically controlled brakingFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHill start assist control (HAC)
Passenger airbag deactivate switchPassenger knee airbag
Pre crash systemSway warning system
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Automatic door lockingImmobiliser
Intrusion sensor and alarmLocking wheel nuts
Smart keyless entry 

Technical

VDIMVehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Trim

Metallic black inlay 

Wheels

18" Black Alloy WheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)107NOx0.007
Particles0.0003Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2494Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)90Cylinders - Stroke (mm)98
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears1 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)61.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)60.1

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.5
Badge Power223Coin Descriptionh
Coin SeriesSportGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %80NCAP Safety Assist %66
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4Engine Power - BHP223
Engine Power - KW164Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT163
Engine Torque - MKG22.5Engine Torque - NM221
Engine Torque - RPM4200Top Speed125

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/35 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1430Length4680
Wheelbase2800Width1810
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2145
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)450Max. Loading Weight525
Max. Towing Weight - Braked750Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1620No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Lexus IS

The third generation Lexus IS has its own take on compact executive saloon motoring. You might like it. Jonathan Crouch drives one.

Ten Second Review

The Lexus IS has a simple mission. It needs to be a car that you'd enjoy owning more than a Mercedes C Class, an Audi A4 or a BMW 3 series, the three leading choices in the compact executive saloon segment. Lexus used to simply try and copy these class leaders but with this third generation IS, they've been a bit cleverer, primarily through the offering of petrol/electric hybrid power rather than the kind of 2.0-litre diesel engine business buyers will be used to. It's a refreshing approach for people in search of something just that little bit different and its been lightly embellished since the introduction of this revised MK3 model.

Background

Here's an interesting car, the Lexus IS. For many potential buyers, its main appeal lies not in what it is but in what it isn't. Namely a BMW, an Audi or a Mercedes, these being the three Teutonic heavyweight brands who dominate the compact executive saloon sector in which this Japanese contender competes. As a result, our company carparks are overflowing with 3 Series, A4 and C-Class models, with the cars in question nearly all powered by clattery diesel engines and mainly driven via the kind of over-firm sporty set-ups that the magazines insist buyers should have. If though, you're fed with these predictable choices and want something that reinterprets what a car of this kind should be, then this, I'd suggest, is where you need to start your search. Almost everything about this IS is different from the norm in its chosen segment. The styling, the single saloon bodystyle, absence of manual transmission and, perhaps most notably, the fact that no, you can't have a diesel. Here instead, you get a unique four-door look, an auto gearbox and an overwhelming emphasis on petrol/electric hybrid power with its sensible running costs and limo-like silent start-up. The result should be a car to change your mind: about hybrid power, German brand domination - and Lexus itself. Let's try it.

Driving Experience

Back in 2018, Lexus made small changes to both the steering and the suspension of this improved model in an attempt to create a more dynamic feel. Under the bonnet, there's no longer a conventional petrol engine offering, so IS buyers are limited to the 2.5-litre IS 300h petrol/electric hybrid. Unlike the brand's slightly smaller CT 200h hybrid model, it's more than a smartened up Toyota Prius, instead based on a proper large Lexus, the BMW 5 Series-sized ES 300h. True, the 2.5-litre engine used may only offer four cylinders, but it does develop 178bhp, with a further slug of power contributed by an electric motor, resulting in a combined 223bhp output. That's enough to easily match the performance of the rival 2.0-litre diesel models at which this car is aimed, 0-62mph occupying 8.3s on the way to 124mph. You access that performance via a thrashy, rubber belt-driven CVT auto gearbox which doesn't help this car's sports saloon aspirations. On the plus side, the handling changes make the car feel sharper than before into corners, the steering's much better and you get a 'Drive Mode Select' system that allows you to tweak engine output, throttle response, gearshift times and even the air conditioning to suit four different driving modes. Plus there's an electric-only EV setting on the hybrid so that you can trickle along on battery power for short distances.

Design and Build

The changes made to this improved third generation IS back in 2018 were subtle but significant. Buyers get restyled headlamps, larger and deeper air intakes integrated in the bumper and a further evolution of the signature Lexus spindle grille. In profile, the character line along the side of the car has been made stronger and at the rear, chrome detailing has been added to the lower bumper panel. The rear lights have also been redesigned, with LED lamps and smarter light guides that create an L-shape motif. Inside, the high-resolution multi-information screen that accompanies the Lexus Premium Navigation system is now 10.25 inches, presenting larger, clearer images and providing a split-screen function so that different information displays can be presented at the same time. Changes have also been made to the steering wheel (matching the design of that in the Lexus RC coupe) and the driver and front passenger knee pads now run the full length of the centre console. There are also new cupholders, a satin finish for the gear lever, a larger, leather-wrapped and stitched palm rest for the Remote Touch Interface control, and classier dial markings on the analogue clock. Otherwise, things are much as they were before, which means a classy cabin with best-in-class standards of kneeroom at the back. And the boot? Well the batteries that must be housed beneath its floor in this hybrid IS 300h model rob you of 30-litres of space, but that still leaves a class-competitive 450-litres of room on offer. And, as long as you avoid entry-level trim, there's a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for those times when you want to avoid the home delivery charge after a trip to IKEA.

Market and Model

As before, there's a single saloon bodystyle on offer and prices start at around £33,000. That gets you base 'IS' trim. There are also various 'Sport Pack', 'Comfort Pack', 'Premium Pack' and 'F SPORT' variants, plus the flagship 'Takumi' version. Avoid entry level trim and you're guaranteed to get the 'Lexus Safety System+' portfolio of advanced safety systems as standard. Its features make use of camera and radar sensors to support the driver with improved information, better forward vision and prompt warnings of hazards and collision risks. Plus there's an added layer of protection in the form of autonomous braking for emergency situations. The IS benefits from a Pre-Crash Safety system with pre-crash brake assist and pre-crash braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Alert and Traffic Sign Recognition. There's also a 'Sway Warning' system. This monitors the vehicle's lane position and driver steering inputs, detecting any sway (deviations) that might be due to the driver losing concentration through tiredness or distraction. In such circumstances, the set-up will sound a buzzer and trigger a warning light in the multi-information display.

Cost of Ownership

On to consider the WLTP-rated running costs of the petrol/electric IS 300h hybrid - which make very impressive reading indeed, even against the best of this car's 2.0-litre diesel-powered compact executive saloon rivals. The CO2 return (up to 133g/km) means a VED band 'H' BiK rating, plus this car won't suffer from the 3% Benefit-in-Kind surcharge that's applied to all diesels. Independent experts KwikCarCost reckon that a 40% tax payer who opts for an IS 300h will save around £907 a year in tax over the cost of running a comparable Mercedes C220 diesel. As for fuel consumption, the official figures suggest that the IS 300h is capable of up to 48.7mpg on the combined cycle, which is pretty close to what you'd get in a rival diesel Audi A4 or Mercedes C-Class, while running on cheaper fuel. It'll also help that Lexus residuals are amongst the strongest in the sector: independent specialists CAP reckon that after 3 years and/or 60,000 miles, this IS 300h should still be worth around 37% of what you originally paid for it. Its insurance groupings range between 32 and 34.

Summary

If you thought that Lexus was the company that tried to copy the Germans and always turned up a day late and a dollar short, you need to try this car. It looks right, it feels good and it makes eminent sense on the balance sheet. Lexus didn't do diesel that well but it's hard to argue with the fact that it does hybrid brilliantly with a car that many will feel makes its German rivals look old, noisy and dirty. True, the vague response from the thrashy CVT auto gearbox undermines the driving experience somewhat but if you can live with that, there's plenty else to like. Affordable running costs and plenty of equipment for example, plus recent tax law changes mean that the pendulum is swinging back towards petrol power once again. Add in the arresting looks and a dealer network routinely steeped in praise by every survey going and I think there's room for this Japanese brand to be optimistic about its prospects with this car. It's the best small Lexus yet made. And that makes it a very desirable thing indeed.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
90%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£317.70
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£19,298
Credit amount£19,049
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9004
Total amount payable£24,185.90
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.44p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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