A blue 2020 Lexus IS sedan sits in front of two gray buildings.
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Should You Buy a Lexus IS or a Mercedes-Benz CLA?

Competition in the luxury sedan segment is growing increasingly tighter. If you’re in the market for a new car, it can make choosing one a difficult task. And neck-and-neck are the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and Lexus IS.  If you’re torn between these two compact luxury cars, check out our breakdown of their pros and cons. …

A photo of the 2021 Lexus IS outdoors.
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The 2021 Lexus IS Has 1 Major Flaw

The Lexus IS has made a tremendous leap in recent years, cementing itself as a luxury car coupled with Japanese reliability. For 2021, Lexus gave the IS a new look and interior. However, it isn’t an all-new vehicle, given that it carries over the same chassis, engine, and transmissions from the previous generation. Motor1 recently …

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The 2015 Lexus IS250 Is a Budget Luxury Car That Lacks Power

If you’re looking to buy a used luxury sedan that’s budget-friendly, sensible, and has plenty of power, then the 2015 Lexus IS250 is not what you’re looking for. It’s not that the Lexus IS250 was a bad car by any means, it just needed some refining, specifically in the power department. The 2015 Lexus IS250 …

A bright blue Lexus ES 350 in drive mode.
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Most Complained About Lexus Cars

Lexus, the renowned luxury branch of the Japanese car company Toyota, is reputed for reliability. Although Lexus reliability is strong, the cars aren’t entirely without fault. Some Lexus owners have filed complaints on CarComplaints.com. The models on the following list are the most complained about Lexus cars. Lexus LS 460 This Lexus sedan is on …

2019 Genesis G70 sedan drifting around a racetrack
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The Genesis G70 Is What the New Lexus IS Should Be

The 2021 IS’ updates, relatively minor as they are, are welcome. Lexus’ compact sports sedan has fallen behind the competition in some ways. And not just to its main rival, the BMW 3-Series. The Genesis G70 has been making a name for itself as a worthy 3-Series opponent. And arguably, the G70 is what the …

Gray 2021 Lexus IS sedan
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The 2021 Lexus IS Is Tweaked, Not Fully Updated

Though the Supra’s 2JZ remains a first-gen IS300 exclusive, Lexus has updated its compact sports sedan over the years. The second-gen, for instance, got the V8-engined IS F. And now, for the 2021 model year, the Lexus IS enters its fourth generation. But the new model is less a full overhaul than a careful refinement. …

Black 2002 Lexus IS300 sedan
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The Original Lexus IS300: A Supra-Engined Reliable BMW

With the launch of the LS400, Lexus showed how serious Toyota was about competing with the luxury German brands. But it wasn’t enough just to rival them in comfort and reliability. The Japanese carmaker wanted something to rival BMW’s famed 3-Series. The result was the first-gen Lexus IS300, a sports sedan with the heart of …

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These Are the Most Reliable Luxury Cars of 2020

Every year, Consumer Reports rates vehicles depending on their driving experience, customer satisfaction, and reliability. A luxury car typically costs more upfront than a car in the non-luxury segment. So it’s important to know that you are paying for something with reliability to justify the extra initial cost. These are the most reliable luxury cars …