- Lexus RX named best non-plug-in hybrid and ranked third overall
- Lexus IS retains its best compact executive car title
- Lexus CT tops rankings for best premium compact family car
- Impressive Driver Power debut for the UX compact SUV
Lexus has once again enjoyed wide-ranging success in the Auto Express Driver Power survey, with three models taking class wins.
The RX large luxury SUV was named the best non-plug-in hybrid and was the third highest-ranked model in the survey overall. The model’s across-the-board success included second place for reliability and build quality and third place in the safety and practicality and boot space categories.
Within its first year on sale, the new Lexus UX compact SUV made an immediate positive impact, taking second place in the categories for ride and handling and design and build quality.
Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief, said: “Lexus has performed superbly in our Driver Power survey over the years, so it came as no shock to find three of its models taking class wins, while the Lexus RX claimed third place overall. Owners raved about the RX’s reliability, practicality, seat comfort and a driving experience which excelled in almost every area and rated it as the best non-plug-in hybrid to own.
“Where the CT is concerned, owners love how it feels on the road, with responsive steering, smooth gearbox and a quiet engine delivering a relaxing driving experience. Like the RX, it was praised for quality and reliability – both Lexus hallmarks. It was a similar story with the Lexus IS. According to owners, it is perfect for long-distance driving, with a comfortable ride, good driving dynamics and low running costs, while build quality is exceptionally good inside and out.”
Presented as the UK’s number one car ownership survey, Driver Power collects and analyses the experiences of thousands of British motorists on their experience with and opinions of the cars they have purchased during the past year. The results give a real-world insight into key aspects of each model’s quality and performance.
Ewan Shepherd, Director of Lexus in the UK said: “Lexus has a proud history of success in the Driver Power survey, but it is never taken for granted. We are constantly working to improve the quality and performance of our models and our self-charging hybrid technology, supporting this with the best possible customer service. We are grateful to all those taking part in the survey who show such appreciation for our vehicles.”