Best used Lexus IS PCP finance deals

Fancy a stylish and fuel-efficient four-door saloon? Here’s a guide to the Lexus IS trim levels and the best deals available right now

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Nov 30, 2021

The Lexus IS is a stylish and tech-laden alternative to upmarket four-door saloons like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo S60. Launched in 2013, the IS was thoroughly revamped in 2017, and although later models come only with a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid setup (named 'IS 300h'), early versions were available with a turbocharged petrol engine, which offers a more sporty drive.

The IS 300h is the most popular IS model on BuyaCar. Lexus calls it a ‘self-charging hybrid’, which is marketing speak for a hybrid format that has a small battery that you cannot plug into the mains, but is charged by the engine while driving and provides a small amount of electric assistance. The benefits of the hybrid system include low emissions and excellent fuel economy in towns and cities, plus smooth and quiet running. 

It’s one of the most distinctive cars of this type, especially following the 2017 update, which means you’re guaranteed to stand out in the office car park. The interior is similarly stylish, with a high-quality feel throughout and a sense that everything is built to last. Throw into the mix Lexus’s excellent reputation for reliability and you can see why the IS appeals to those who want something a little different.

If the Lexus IS sounds like the compact upmarket saloon for you, read on to discover more about the various trim levels currently available on BuyaCar and to decide which one works best for you.

Best Lexus IS deals

Lexus IS deals

In January 2019, the Lexus IS range was simplified into three trim levels: IS, F Sport and Takumi. In other words, the entry-level version was known simply as the Lexus IS. Not that there’s anything ‘entry-level’ about the specification; there's plenty of equipment thrown in.

Highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights, heated front seats, a seven-inch media system with sat-nav, six speakers, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth and a DAB digital radio.

All IS models also come with the Lexus Safety System+, which uses technologies to prevent a collision and to reduce the consequences of one, should the worst happen. Little wonder the Lexus IS was awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP when it was tested in 2013.

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Lexus IS F Sport deals

The F Sport cost around £4,500 more than the standard IS when the car was new, but the price difference should be much smaller when buying a used example via BuyaCar. It’s the perfect trim if you fancy an IS with a sportier flavour.

The larger, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels fill the wheel arches and make the car look more striking, while the F Sport-specific grille mesh and bumper design give the F Sport a more muscular appearance. You also get LED front fog lights and instruments inspired by the exotic Lexus LFA supercar.

There’s also heated sports seats with eight-way electric adjustment, aluminium sports pedals and perforated leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever, plus stylish aluminum trim for a more upmarket look.

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Lexus IS Executive Edition deals

The Executive Edition is one of the most popular trim levels for the IS on BuyaCar. Hardly surprising when you discover that it cost just £1,000 more than the initial entry-level SE model when new.

Available on the IS 300h hybrid model, the Executive Edition features 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav and a full leather interior. The difference between an SE and Executive Edition could be as little as a few pounds a month - therefore it’s well worth the upgrade if you want the most car for your money.

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Lexus IS Sport deals

Not to be confused with the F Sport, the IS Sport was released in the autumn of 2015. It’s a popular model on BuyaCar, being available on both the hybrid and petrol models.

Highlights include five-spoke black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black finish for the door mirrors and front grille, black cloth and grey leather effect trim, plus sat-nav. Both versions cost less than £30,000 when new, but are available for around half the original price on BuyaCar.

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*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.


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