Lexus IS F SPORT Performs Well in Motor Trend Luxury Sedan Comparison

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Motor Trend has posted a new comparison of compact luxury sedans, and the Lexus IS 200t F SPORT finished middle of the pack:

Our entry criteria were simple: a modest-down-payment, $399/month lease for 36 months, four doors, and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The contenders: the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4 2.0T Quattro, BMW 330i, Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Jaguar XE 25t, Lexus IS 200t F Sport, Mercedes-Benz C300, and Volvo S60 T6 R-Design.

As its fourth place finish would suggest, the IS F SPORT was a good all-round performer — the Motor Trend editors focused their criticisms of the 2.0L turbo engine and the polarizing exterior.

(That said, first place went to the Alfa Romeo Giulia — a risky choice considering historic Alfa Romeo reliability and the brand-newness of the car.)