2010 Lexus IS Reviews

2010 Lexus IS 220d 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired950 miles
Most recent distance6700 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Why would you choose this over a 320d?

Faults:

No faults.

General Comments:

This was a loaner from the lease company for just over a month while my 320d was on order.

I really wanted to like it, but it's well off the pace of the BMW. The engine is laggy and unresponsive; dangerously so under 2000 RPM in my opinion. Although outright performance isn't bad, Lexus really need to drive a 3 series to understand just how responsive and willing a modern diesel can be. Struggled to get 40 MPG out of it too. The 320d that replaced this never gives me less than 50 MPG in the same usage pattern.

In other respects, it was an OK car, but completely unmemorable. White goods on wheels. This is OK on a sub-£10k econobox hatchback, but in this part of the market where people have a huge choice, or if buying privately are investing a significant sum of cash, it's just not good enough. In all the time I had it, there were only two things I thought it did better than the BM - ride quality and noise levels.

The reason the roads are full of German exec saloons is very clear to me, if this is the standard of the alternatives.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th July, 2012

15th Jul 2012, 19:41

I agree with your review. This car has the soul of a refrigerator. Cheap interior, too, compared to the German makes.

16th Jul 2012, 01:34

Lexus Australia here have never brought in a diesel variant of any of their models, instead flogging off their over-priced Hybrids as a fuel saving alternative over the full petrol versions. I'm guessing the 2.2L TD in this is a bog-standard Toyota engine?

2010 Lexus IS 250 Prestige 2.5 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35 kilometres
Most recent distance37235 kilometres
Previous carHonda CR-V

Summary:

Sophisticated prestige car that turns heads. Very economical with all the bells and whistles!

Faults:

Navigation system will not allow keys to be pressed whilst the car is in motion, which is disappointing when you want the passenger to access the system.

General Comments:

The car drives very smoothly, with great responsive power when the acceleration is required.

However, the cabin is a little small and lacks head room. Also the leather seats are uncomfortable on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2011

7th Apr 2014, 08:51

It is interesting the navigation system is locked while the vehicle is moving. Maybe it would be possible to have it functional with a front seated passenger? There is already a sensor in the passenger seat that knows when someone is seated.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews