Lexus IS 250 Review

If you're shopping for an entry-level luxury sedan with a sporty disposition, you'll undoubtedly come across the compact Lexus IS 250. Although modestly powered for a premium-brand sport sedan, the IS 250 offers all the other virtues of the current IS series, including precise handling, a top-quality interior and an extensive array of high-tech features.

In addition, the Lexus IS 250 has typically offered a wider variety of drivetrain configurations than the more potent IS 350. On the standard rear-wheel-drive sedan, the company gives you a choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. If you've settled on the automatic, you have the option to order your IS 250 with all-wheel drive.

Choices are many in the highly competitive entry-luxury sedan market. The IS 250 is a respectable pick, but its lack of serious speed will deter hard-core enthusiasts, as will its muted steering feedback. And in terms of comfort, a cramped backseat means it won't be the best choice for families or those who frequently take on passengers.

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Trunk features
Cargo hooks Cargo hooks are provided for securing loose items. Grocery bag hooks Luggage mat Pull the lever upwards when lifting the luggage mat up. The lever can be hooked on the edge ...

Hood
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood. Pull the hood release lever. The hood will pop up slightly. Lift the hood catch and lift the hood. CAUTION: Pre-driving chec ...

Steering wheel
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position while the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode. 1. Up. 2. Down. 3. Away from the driver. 4. Toward the dr ...