Lexus IS-F Review

Lexus IS-F Interior
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Lexus IS Review

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Inside, you get the same impression - although the large, silver, carbon-fibre-effect surround to the gearshift and most of the high, central tunnel, is a little overstated.

Inside, you get the same impression - although the large, silver, carbon-fibre-effect surround to the gearshift and most of the high, central tunnel, is a little overstated. But, if that is your only complaint - and it will be - then it's not much to be bothered about. Besides, its effect is subdued by the metallic-effect, centre console and the whole forms the cabin's focal point. The rest is a mix of perforated and smooth black leather in typical Lexus style.

As befits a performance car, the front seats of the Lexus IS-F have larger bolsters compared to the rest of the range. Both have 8-way, powered adjustment, including lumbar support and memory settings. To compliment this, the steering column also has powered rake and reach-adjustment. It seems as if everything is made as easy as possible so you can just enjoy the drive, beginning with the keyless-entry and start.

Luxurious comfort is assured and even the rear passengers are afforded plenty of support and more than enough legroom, while the drop-down, centre armrest can be pushed up for extra shoulder room.

The general feel and ambiance of the IS-F alone warrants the price tag. But when you factor in all the technology that works away, unseen, the car is nothing less than a bargain and more worthy of a £60-70,000 asking price.

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Lexus IS Road Test Data
Model ReviewedLexus IS-F
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourCadoxton Slate
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph4.8 Seconds
Top Speed 168 mph
  
Transmission8-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban16.8 mpg
Extra Urban34 mpg
Combined24.8
  
Insurance Group20
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Years / 60,000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 09/12/08)£50,076

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