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$37,403
BASE MSRP
$40,220
On Quality
The 2012 Lexus IS sedans can be called luxury cars for their materials and features, but they're not all that comfortable.
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QUALITY | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

short on rear legroom and the rear seat feels cramped in general compared to compact luxury sedans
Edmunds

feels overly floaty on high-speed dips, almost as if the shocks and springs aren't quite simpatico
Motor Trend

The seats on our test car were heated and ventilated, and they provided soothing comfort along with effective side bolstering during rapid travel.
Edmunds' Inside Line



Inside, the 2012 IS 350 and IS 250 models are true luxury sedans in that they come with leather upholstery, top-notch materials, and a long list of standard features, even in base versions. But as with most compact sport sedans in this class, there's quite a bit of tire thrum and road coarseness.

Front seats are well contoured and firmly padded, but backseat space is tight. Rear seats are cramped and short on headroom and legroom both. Don't plan on having adults ride back there—even across town—if you want to keep business relationships.

In most guises, the 2012 IS 250 and IS 350 models aren't especially opulent, however. Even with the optional wood trim packages, the IS family feels at times too much like the dressed-up version of a less-expensive car inside.

 

Conclusion

The 2012 Lexus IS sedans can be called luxury cars for their materials and features, but they're not all that comfortable.

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