By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist
Good things come in small packages — but sometimes, they’re maybe a bit too small.
Hence, Lexus’ re-bopp of the IS series sport sedan. It’s bigger now — with a passenger-viable backseat.
Unlike its most obvious competitor — the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Which is a gorgeous car and a hell of deal, with a brilliant drivetrain (potent turbo four, almost 40 MPG on the highway) but a medieval back seat (27.1 inches of legroom, almost five inches less than a Fiat 500’s backseats . . . and three inches less headroom, too).
The new IS has 32.2 inches in the second row. Read the rest of this article »