Lexus IS 250 Models and IS 250 History

The all-new IS 250 was released in 2006, intended to replace the aging IS 300. It offered an array of new and luxurious features with a more spacious and affording cabin, boasting a powerful 2.5-liter V6 engine that could produce 204 horsepower. The 2007 model year carried modest changes, including minor tweaks to the suspension, improved traction and stability control and minor trim adjustments overall. In 2008, Lexus made changes to the finish on the wheels, made improvements to the seatbacks on the front, and improved the steering to make it more superfluous. 2009 yielded minor changes and upgrades made to the suspension and stability control system, in addition to minor interior and exterior updates. In 2010, Lexus made dozens of electronic features standard and updated the GPS system, too. The front and back were restyled in 2011, and a new F Sport package was added. In addition, xenon headlights and adaptive cruise control were added as options. No major changes were made for the 2012 model year, and only minor changes, like the addition of HD radio, and the discontinuation of the manual transmission, were made for the 2013 lineup. In 2014, Lexus announced the entirely redesigned IS 250, with a new interior and exterior, plenty of new options, more interior room, improved safety features and a revised suspension and steering system.

New and Used IS 250 Prices, Lexus IS 250 Model Years and History

The iconic IS 250 offers a generous array of luxuries, and is surprisingly zippy for its compact and cozy size.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 3.8
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

An entry-level luxury sports sedan, the 2014 Lexus IS 250 provides a sporty ride, safety, and reliability.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 0 )

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Carried over for 2013, the Lexis IS 250 is an entry-level luxury sedan available in RWD or AWD and capable of 30 miles per gallon.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

An entry-level luxury sedan available in RWD or AWD, the 2012 Lexus IS 250 combines sportiness and style.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Powered by a 204 horsepower, 2.5 liter V-6 through either rear or all-wheel drive, the Lexus IS 250 enters 2011 with a revised front end appearance.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
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The 2010 Lexus IS 250 is an entry-level luxury compact sports sedan that seats five passengers and is available with RWD or AWD.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
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Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.7

Designed to be an entry-level luxury sport sedan, the 2009 Lexus IS 250 follows through, providing interior and exterior sportiness and capable performance, along with good fuel economy.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 3.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2008 Lexus IS 250 is an entry-level luxury sports sedan that is available with RWD or AWD and comes standard with traction control.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2007 Lexus IS 250 is a luxury sports sedan available with RWD or AWD and a choice between a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 3.5
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 3.2
Overall Rating
 3.5

A premium sports sedan, the 2006 Lexus IS 250 has been totally restyled for the new year and is available with RWD or AWD, and a choice between a manual or automatic.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 3.5
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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