2009 Lexus IS250 Luxury Sedan Review: Car Reviews

24 Jul 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2009 Lexus IS250 Luxury Sedan Review: Car Reviews

1. The IS250 is powered by a V6 with 204 hp and 185 ft-lbs of torque.

2. economy is rated at 21/29 mpg

3. Traction Control (TRAC) and Stability Control (VSC) standard with an optional drive system.

Whether up to the office or the opera, onlookers be suitable impressed by the sleek, lines of the IS and acknowledge that you indeed arrived. No one will about your lack of concern or apparent need to for being poorly endowed. No what environment you may enter, the IS can seamlessly by looking suave, and stylish without being


Boasting a fuel-efficient 2.5-liter V6 to either a six-speed manual or Super ECT gearbox, output is at 204 hp and 185 ft-lbs of torque, which amply meet the needs of drivers. Engaging Sport quickens the pace, but those for more aggressive performance look towards the IS350 or Be warned, however, as doing so be at the cost of both fuel and affordability, as the 250 is the least expensive into the Lexus lineup.

economy is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 29 on the with the automatic, which for the fact that the 250 can feel at times. (AWD manual models get 18/26 mpg). The is also available in all-wheel-drive (as on our but that option is only in conjunction with the automatic which takes an extra a second or so to hit 60 mph. Fuel for AWD models is 20/26 mpg (city/hwy).


While acceleration may not be as potent as options in the entry-level sport market, the 250 more than up for this shortcoming by offering braking and handling, in addition to one of the interiors I have experienced in segment. The fine ivory-colored seating and black door and dash along with aluminum accents complimented the Granite Mica exterior well.

My lone grievance with the is that the foot wells are by the transmission tunnel, which is and annoying for the driver.

The Lexus may be an entry-level sport sedan, but not skimp on the luxury. The front seats offer excellent while the brushed aluminum provide exceptional feel to the car is doing.

The IS walks a fine successfully finding a critical that will please who crave something sporty and at the same time. Somehow it to offer an impressive amount of while compromising very

Lexus IS250

The options list offers upgrades as adaptive bi-xenon HID heated and ventilated front a Mark Levinson sound with a CD/DVD changer, with an integrated backup cruise control and Bluetooth An X package is also available on RWD models, which also the addition of bigger wheels, tires, a firmer suspension, pedals and a front lip spoiler.


The combination of AWD, Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Control (VSC) mean the IS is sure-footed and confident throughout the weather and road conditions I to experience over the course of the Additional safety features dual front airbags, side airbags and full-length curtain airbags.

With all of the initiatives in place, there really an option for funny in the 250. When push to shove, it places luxury performance, but this shouldn’t the majority of the buying public.

Having the potential to spin the tires off the line or experience the of stepping out the rear-end around may be priorities for some prospective of their next sport but that isn’t what the IS is all about. Those seeking a stirring experience will stray towards sportier options like the new Mercedes-Benz or BMW 328i rather than the luxury brand known for somewhat conservative.

And if you’re for an AWD model like my tester, getting the rear-end loose is the opposite of what you’re in a car.


The IS250 and 350 were in time for the 2006 model in order to phase out the original IS. in 2001, the IS300 was a departure the traditionally stuffy models from Lexus at that by offering sportier more driving capabilities, rear-wheel-drive and an manual transmission. The 250 and 350 have to become more sophisticated, sedans, which still the driver in mind.

The IS250 that entry-level luxury have to be a compromise and at a base of $34,785 it really is a suit for all

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