LEXUS IS 220d NAMED USED CAR OF THE YEAR BY WHAT CAR?
Executive class honours for Lexus’s sports saloon
Premium quality, superb reliability and great purchase and running costs: the Lexus IS 220d has ticked all the right wish-list boxes to earn the executive class title in What Car’s Used Car of the Year awards.
The IS 220d, part of the second-generation line-up of Lexus’s sports saloon, earned a five-star rating from the judges as the best proposition in a highly competitive market for prestige saloons. Although not in production since the new IS’s introduction last year, the IS 220d remains a stylish competitor that benefits from the core Lexus qualities of lasting luxury, reliability and contemporary design.
Jim Holder, What Car? editor, said: “The IS 220d is a very good car that delivers high standards across the board. It won because it is super-reliable, which is a very important consideration for user car buyers, and because its price makes it’s a very competitive buy compared to some of its German rivals.”
What Car’s used car expert James Ruppert added: “Lexus owners report how well their cars run, with few problems, and also praise the service they receive from dealers.”
Richard Balshaw, Lexus Director, said: “The success of the IS 220d in What Car’s Used Car of the Year Awards reflects the lasting quality Lexus builds into all its models. While the second-generation IS is a superb proposition in the pre-owned market, our new IS has raised the bar even further in terms of quality, reliability and driver rewards.”