LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT

  • OTR £29,495
  • Petrol Hybrid, Executive
  • 2494cc (2.5 litre), Continuously Variable, 4 door
CO2
97 g/km
MPG
67 mpg
NGC Rating
35

LEXUS IS review

NGC verdict 17.09.2017

For a while now, the Lexus IS has been an alternative choice for compact executive saloon buyers. Since it has been around, the traditional German choices from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes have topped the pecking order, while Jaguar's XF has come along and gone mainstream in a relatively short amount of time. Now though, the market is turning towards Lexus' strengths - moving away from diesel and towards hybrids. Having spent many years quietly refining their product, have Lexus' engineers played the waiting game to perfection? NGC tests the latest IS 300h to find out.

Review by Chris Lilly

Review by Chris Lilly

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Fuel
Economy

Official MPG
67 mpg
4.2 litres/100km
Real MPG
51 mpg
5.5 litres/100km
Fuel cost
10.7 p/mile
Fuel price
121 p/litre

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
97 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:6 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
45GHG
AQ20
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

First Year
£110 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
Standard
£130 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
BIK rate
18% 17/18
20% (18/19)
23% (19/)

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT key information

  • Practicality
    4 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    2494cc (2.5 litre)
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable
  • Engine Power
    181 HP / 184 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    8.3 seconds
  • Top Speed
    125 mph / 201 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    £11.50

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Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017

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