2011 Lexus IS 250 Values

Involved in a highly competitive entry-level premium sedan category, the Lexus IS 250 presents a great amount of powertrain choices with two transmissions and an IS 250 AWD. For 2011, some minor adjustments to the Lexus IS 250 front grill and front bumper is seen to excite the sedan's appearance as well as the addition of two new colors Deep Sea Mica and Cerulean Blue Metallic. Making use of a 2.5 liter V-6, the 204 horsepower IS 250 engine can be combined with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Able to be fed through the rear wheel of the 2011 Lexus IS 250, an all-wheel drive version is also available (paired only with the automatic gearbox). Fuel economy of the 2011 IS 250 sedan's manual transmission averages 24 miles per gallon, 2 miles better than the automatic model in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. A new F Sport Package is added for the automatic-equipped 2011 Lexus IS 250. Bringing a wide range of items to the 2011 IS 250, 18-inch Dark Graphite-finished alloy wheels, sports-tuned suspension, aluminum pedals as well as a front and rear spoiler transforms the modest sedan into a more exciting looker.

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Following the introduction of all-new IS 250C and IS 350C retractable-hardtop convertible models last year, the IS sedans receive a bit more attention this year. For 2011, the Lexus IS sedan lineup especially takes a step toward a sportier image and more performance potential. A new IS 350 AWD (all-wheel drive) model is added to the IS sedan lineup. There's also a new F Sport Package available on rear-wheel-drive IS 250 and IS 350 models, which adds some of the appearance upgrades, as well as a sport suspension and sportier steering tuning. A special new Ultrasonic Blue color is available with the package. The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sedans get a new black-metallic trim inside, as well as a new headlight and taillight design. Also new this year, sedans get newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and optional 18-inchers. LED running lamps are also new to the lineup this year. They're included in all IS 350 and IS-F sedans but optional on IS 250 sedans and all IS C convertibles.

Competitive comparison View advantages +

Wide range of models; choice of rear- or front-wheel drive in sedans; sporty driving feel; high-tech features and options; nicely appointed interior

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The Lexus IS family now includes something for most compact luxury coupe, convertible or sedan shoppers--with offerings ranging from conservative all-weather all-wheel drive sedans to sunny convertibles and serious track-duty sport sedans. The IS sedans ride and handle well and offer some of the tech options of larger luxury models, while the IS C models have excellent packaging with a tight-fitting, quick-folding automatic hardtop that stows away without taking up the entire trunk. While Lexus makes an ES 350 model that's roomier and more comfortable-riding, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.

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