Lexus IS Awards and Accolades

2015

  • Autotrader’s list of Best Cars for Recent College Graduates
  • IS 250 named IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year in Repair Costs in Premium Compact Passenger Car category
  • IS 350 named IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year in Repair Costs and Retained Value Ownership Costs in Premium Compact Passenger Car category

2014

2013

  • 2014 Automotive Excellence Award for Luxury [Popular Mechanics]
  • 2013 Car of the Year: 2014 IS 350 F-Sport [Esquire]

2012

  • 2013 Best Resale Value: Entry-Level Luxury CarĀ [KBB.com]
  • 2012 Vincentric Best Value in America in the compact and premium category

2011

  • 2012 Best Resale Value: Near Luxury Car [KBB.com]
  • 2011 Motorist Choice Award in the Premium Brand Category for Youthful [IntelliChoice/AutoPacific]
  • APEAL Study Highest Ranked Entry Premium Car [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • 2011 Best Overall Value for a Premium Compact Passenger Car [IntelliChoice]

2010

  • 2011 Best Resale Value: Near Luxury Car [KBB.com]
  • 2010 Motorist Choice Award in the Premium Brand Category for Youthful [IntelliChoice/AutoPacific]
  • Lowest True Cost to Own Vehicles for 2010 in the $35,000-$45,000 sedan category [Edmunds.com]
  • 2010 Best Bet for Luxury Cars [Cars.com]
  • Best Overall Values of the Year Award in Luxury Sports Sedan/Wagon category [IntelliChoice]

2009

  • Best Resale Value: Near-Luxury Car Award [KBB.com]
  • Initial Quality Study (IQS) award in Entry Premium Car segment [J.D. Power and Associates]

2008

  • Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) Entry Premium Car segment leader [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • 2008 Motorist Choice: Aspirational Luxury Car [IntelliChoice/AutoPacific]
  • APEAL Study Highest Ranked Entry Premium Vehicle [J.D. Power and Associates]

2007

  • Motorist Choice Award: Aspirational Luxury Car [IntelliChoice/AutoPacific]

2006

  • Best Resale Value Award, Top 10 Category [KBB.com]
  • Golden Steering Award [Das Goldene Lankrad, Germany]
  • Most Appealing Entry Premium Car [J.D. Power and Associates – APEAL Study]
  • Initial Quality Study (IQS) in the Entry Premium Car segment [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Ward’s 10 Best Engines list

2005

  • Most Appealing Entry Premium Car [J.D. Power and Associates – APEAL Study]
  • Highest Ranked in the Entry Luxury Segment [J.D. Power and Associates – IQS]

2002

  • 2002 Sport Touring Class Championships [Grand-Am Cup Series Competition]
  • IS 300 named IIHS Best Pick [Insurance Institute for Highway Safety]
  • Best Bet for American Car Buyers [The Car Book]

2000

  • Best of What’s New Award [Popular Science]