Lexus IS F

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $61,300
MPG 19.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 88
2011 models 87
2010 models 87
2009 models 82
2008 models 79

Motor Trend

02/14/12
2012-02-14
89
100

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Nate Martinez Nate Martinez Score Pending 2012 Lexus IS F Sedan

The 2012 IS F properly orchestrates its power and speed with admirable agility and livable ride quality. For an updated first-generation player, this Lexus has what it takes to make M and AMG quiver.

MotorAuthority.com

01/16/12
2012-01-16
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 Lexus IS F Sedan

The IS F isn’t quite in the same league as some of its German rivals, though the car does present a reasonable case for a performance/luxury sedan buyer with a spare $61,300 to spend.

Edmunds.com

11/22/11
2011-11-22
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Lexus IS F Sedan

The 2012 Lexus IS F offers up impressive performance and tenacious road-holding grip. It’s also much more suitable as a daily driver thanks to recent suspension improvements. But other luxury sport sedans might still hold more appeal.

AutoGuide.com

02/04/11
2011-02-04
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mike Speck Mike Speck Score Pending 2011 Lexus IS F Sedan

With ample doses of their hallmark precision and refinement in craft and performance, Lexus has produced in the IS-F a sedan that is a viable competitor to such über marques as Audi, Mercedes and BMW.

AutoSavant.com

04/27/11
2011-04-27
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Roger Boylan Roger Boylan Score Pending 2011 Lexus IS F Sedan

The 2011 Lexus IS350 F-Sport handles well, moves like nobody’s business, seats two semi-oldsters in utter comfort and exacts only a modest penalty at the filling station. It came close to stealing my heart.

Motor Trend

09/15/10
2010-09-15
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Peter Lyon Peter Lyon Score Pending 2011 Lexus IS F Sedan

The 2011 Lexus IS F can now be pushed even harder into corners; it stays more composed under heavy braking, at turn-in, and while experiencing changes of road camber and elevation.

Edmunds.com

06/23/11
2011-06-23
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2011 Lexus IS F Sedan

The 2011 Lexus IS F is as exciting to drive as advertise and thanks to this year’s changes it is now a worthy match to other super sport sedans.

LeftLane News

12/21/10
2010-12-21
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Lexus IS F Sedan

The IS 250 F-Sport is a compelling choice for those intent on seeking out something other than a “default” German, especially at its high-value list price. Just don’t come expecting hot rod performance.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

05/19/11
2011-05-19
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jack Baruth Jack Baruth 5.3 out of 10 2011 Lexus IS F Sedan

My overall experience with the IS-F was pleasant. It’s more than fast enough on the track, and if the transmission doesn’t work very well at least the rest of the running gear is up to snuff. But at $65K, its appeal will be limited to only the most hardcore of Lexus fanatics, assuming any exist.

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