2009 Lexus IS F Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Practical aspects like fit and finish, seating, and interior space aren’t so much on the minds of reviewers as they hotfooted around in the IS-F.

Car and Driver notes that the “two non-folding buckets” that replace the IS 350’s rear seat have a “ski pass-through,” as if Lexus IS-F owners are schussing off to Tahoe on a weekly basis. MotherProof.com feels the Lexus IS-F is “pretty cushy for such a high-performance car.” Edmunds.com says that the “four-passenger interior” is “effectively identical to that of the IS 350,” which TheCarConnection.com reviews separately.

Don’t expect the typically pillowy, quiet Lexus ride in the 2009 IS-F.

But with overall packaging quite similar to that of the IS sedans, TheCarConnection.com confirms that the IS-F has a roomy trunk, yet is quite skimpy in backseat space; some drivers might also feel limited in headroom.

Ride quality is the key ingredient to comfort in the 2009 Lexus IS-F. Motor Trend succinctly points out the trouble with the harsh-riding Lexus, saying, “From the company that's synonymous with a cloudlike ride comes a suspension that's as cushy as a manhole cover.” But if that or the “pretty big” trunk are the major factors in your shopping process, Jalopnik advises, “don't bother checking your pulse. You're already dead.”

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