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2002 Lexus IS Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by beanbear

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Reviewed: 2002 Lexus IS

4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Why Not the 2002 Lexus IS?

Fuel economy

For a small, relatively modestly powered car, it gets poor economy. Corvettes and most Porsches get better economy.

Interior styling

A little cheap with hard plastic, but passable.

Rear seat room & comfort

Tiny; much smaller in the back - almost subcompact-sized.

Controls and instruments

A little cheap and plasticy, although clearly laid out. The nav setup is actually quite good.

Ride smoothness

Very rough over broken pavement, and unforgiving at times when a BMW or VW would be more graceful.

This review was originally a two-car comparison review. Read the other half here.

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