Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The Lexus IS200 Sport is a drivers car and not for the faint hearted. Rear wheel driving is an aquired taste these days after all! It is generally a very fast for it's size and will do 140mph easy even though at this speed it is rock steady and you feel safe. The 6 speed box is crisp and precise and the 6 cylinder 2 litre lump sounds great. Couple that with luxurious leather interior, a plethora of controls, a multitude of airbags and styling from the Sport pack (18" alloys, rear and front bumper kits) and you have a car you're always happy to drive and be seen in. If only all makes of car were built like a Lexus!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2007-reg Hybrid, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Two major breakdowns needing the car to be recovered. Considering the size of engine, consumption is good.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Perfect. Acceptable for a luxury 3litre car being used mainly in town.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for Less than a year

a well designed and resourced car with an effective hybrid system

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2007-reg Hybrid, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Great considering size and performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
R-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

Fantastic

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5