2009 Lexus IS F vs. Its Competition

2009 Lexus IS F

The Mercedes-Benz C63 has a tad more interior room than the IS-F, and it rides with relative comfort and quiet if you just want to cruise on the freeway.

The BMW M3 is still the most focused, tech-savvy choice, with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it’s available in either coupe or convertible versions.

For those who don’t necessarily need the curve-carving track performance but want superior stoplight abilities, the Jaguar XF Supercharged gives the 2009 Lexus IS-F a run for the money and has an especially classy, awe-inspiring interior.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2009 Lexus IS-F is pricey, but it takes on the best from Germany.
9.0
The 2009 Jaguar XF is an easy car to love. It performs as well as anything in the class--and has unexpected glamorous touches that will win over converts.
9.0
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
8.8
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
MSRP From   
$56,760$49,200N/A$53,800
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8N/AGas V6
EPA Class   
Sub-Compact- TBD -N/ACompact
Style Name   
F 4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan LuxuryN/A4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
45N/A5
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4-Door SedanN/A4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic