The 2014 Lexus IS 250 will not be receive the Consumer Reports “Recommended” rating, according to a new Reuters article:
The Lexus IS 250, which starts from US$35,950 (RM114,051), is “neither sporty nor luxurious” and had the “worst road test score posted by any Lexus sedan in recent memory,” Consumer Reports said in an e-mail. The handling is “short on finesse” and road noise is elevated, according to the magazine, which tested the 2.5-liter V6 version of the car.
“As the Consumer Reports evaluation includes many factors, Lexus is unclear on the cause for the low rating,” Brian Lyons, a Toyota spokesman, said in an e-mail. “We look forward to engaging in a discussion with them to get more direct feedback on their experience with the car.”
Not to discount their opinion, but Consumer Reports is being overly dramatic — why pre-announce their review and then use such sensational language? Contrast the quotes above with this passage about the Infiniti Q50:
Nissan Motor Co’s Infiniti Q50 sedan also failed to get the “Recommended” rating, Consumer Reports said today. While the car posted a “very good” score for its overall road test, it gave an “underwhelming driving experience” compared to its predecessor, according to the magazine’s review.