Popular Mechanics have awarded the 2014 Lexus IS their Automotive Excellence Award in the Luxury category:
Every Lexus parked on the showroom floor is stuffed with the comfort, craftsmanship, and refinement that have made the brand famous. The new IS overflows with these hallmark qualities, but what’s new here is that Lexus has infused the chassis with the spirit of a hard-edged sport sedan.
In a class once dominated by Germans, Lexus not only has matched these legends in performance—it has actually nosed ahead of them. The Lexus IS is tremendously talented.