Auto Express's comfort 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.
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Wonderful build quality. The front seats are wonderful, but the back seat space is even more impractical than I had ever thought when I test drove it. My son's Skoda Fabia has more space in the back! Very easy to live with (well, for the front seat occupants at least), though some of the switches are very badly placed and there are some software niggles with the satnav/touchscreen which are widely discussed on forums. Power is good, torque is just adequate. Handling and ride are fun, but it's no BMW in that department. On the other hand, when I had a BMW, I was on first name terms with the service guys. With my Lexus, I've met them once - for the annual service! Says it all!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is a superb compact executive vehicle capable of challenging the very best in its class. On the slightly down side, it could do with more space in the back, body paint to be prone to swirl/scartches less easily, should 'sip' less fuel and gearing could be better. All of these are minor niggles compared with its sheer awesome power and aethetic appeal. When is Lexus going to release an ESTATE VERSION of this model?

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Fantastic car aimed at the 3 series bmw, i believe the Lexus surpasses it easily. The level of equipment is fantastic, the economy is very good for a car with an engine this size. I average around 32mpg of which 80% is town driving. The comfort and ease of driving in this car makes me feel like i could drive all day and not feel that i had gone miles from home.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent after care service provided. I previously had a BMW series1 from launch and had to keep chasing for help with a minor issue.
Lexus/ Johnsons Toyota always follow up any service or recall fix with a telephone call to check that the service provided was up to standard. I want to stay with this car forever. It was a great choice!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

In the first two years the steering wheel collapsed, but the rest of the time it has been working in good order. I am not sure what I should say. I do not count the cost much. I would have preferred it if I could have a part petrol and part electric cars. this is to reduce the cost and perhaps road tax.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A very comfortable long-distance cruiser which after more than 70,000 miles, feels as good as new and delivers a great blend of performance and economy. Excellent, hassle-free service from my local dealer.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a real pleasure to drive and as it is the top model has all the extra equipment I need.

The sound system is fantastic and the seats are so comfortable on long journeys

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

For the mopney it was the best equipped, most poweful and all round most practical car on offer. My 2nd Lexus and would definately consider buying another as the family car.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Lived up to expectations. Provided a better alternative than the so called class leading BMW and Audi equivalents.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very smooth, clever, stylish and well equipped; glad that I chose the petrol engine and automatic transmission

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

so far a fantastic car, very quiet, very smooth and comfortable, looks good and has a nice bit of power

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Once sold Lexus do not care..You are on your own.. WE WILL RETURN TO JAGUAR...........

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Quick, comfortable way to get about. Eats long distances.
Makes you feel good.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A well made, beatifully balanced car that could do with a little more power.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Comfortable luxurious ride but at a price due to it's thirsty engine!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Its been a very good and comfortable workhorse

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

a great all rounder from Lexus.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has never let down!

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5