The Lexus IS sports sedan has won a place in motoring.com.au’s coveted and widely followed Recommends awards, underlining its appeal to luxury vehicle buyers.
The editorial arm of Australia’s largest classifieds network, autoizer.com, named IS as a recommended option in the Prestige Cars <$100K category.
Autoizer editor-in-chief Mike Sinclair said featured vehicles such as IS excelled in key areas of ownership.
“The cars we choose are the best in their respective segments and represent great buying choices for new car shoppers,” Mr Sinclair said.
“Experience gained from new car launch drives, both local and abroad, seven-day real-world tests and longer-term reviews that replicate the ownership experience all go into our deliberation.
“The selection has quickly become a key tool for new car buyers.”
Motoring.com.au factors in the following attributes for its Recommends awards: performance, refinement, handling, suitability for purpose and value for money.
It also considers resale value, reliability and warranty.
The Recommends awards form the basis for the autoizer.com’s People’s Choice Awards, the polling of which will be carried out later this year.
The latest generation Lexus IS was launched in Australia in 2013 with three engine choices, including a new hybrid, available across three grades: Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury.
IS also recently received a five-star ANCAP safety rating with an overall score of 35 out of 37 in a clear endorsement of its advanced passive and active safety systems.