The Lexus IS 250 is a compact luxury sedan offered in a single trim level. The Lexus IS 250 standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED running lights / fog lights / tail lights, mirrors external heat, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt steering hand wheel and telescopic -dimming car rearview mirror, eight-way power front seats with power lumbar support driver, leatherette upholstery vinyl high-quality, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, exhibition 8 inch color with dial set on the control console, audio system and voice command function with eight speakers and Bluetooth phone connectivity audio, CD player, HD radio, iTunes tagging, satellite radio and an input / dual USB iPod. The IS 250 also comes with Siri Eyes Free mode, which essentially turns the car into a rolling iPhone, hear and compose text messages and e-mails, organize your calendar and more, all facilitated by digital assistant speaker audio system using Apple talkative and Bluetooth microphone.
Also standard is a new application for smartphones, Lexus Enform remote, which includes features such as remote engine start, door and check the status window, check the fuel level and vehicle locator in case you lose track on where you parked. Also, if you lend someone your Lexus IS 250, Enform far you can tell when the parameters such as speed or distance are exceeded. Many desirable Lexus IS 250 options are grouped into packages. The Premium Package includes LED headlamps, heated and ventilated front seats. Navigation Package replaces the standard Touch infotainment control line remote mouse controller type Lexus’ and adds navigation system, rearview camera, increased Bluetooth and based smartphone with Enform App Suite. 15 speaker audio system can be added Mark Levinson at the helm equipment ES 250s.
The Lexus IS 250 Premium Package Deluxe Package includes a rearview camera, and auto-dimming mirrors add outside, rain sensor wipers leather upholstery with contrasting stitching, wood trim, and slip and telescopic steering wheel, the memory manager rearview camera are included (with dynamic lines new section 2015), blind spot monitoring system for the rear with cross traffic alert and rear power sunshade.
Finally, the M Sport package includes full mesh mesh treatment, revised front bumper, zigzag width wheels 18 inches, sports suspension , upgraded brake pads, insert a stainless steel bracket, front sport seats with heating and ventilation consolidate improve, aluminum pedals, black roof, perforated leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and special sports oriented TFT meter cluster. Stand-alone options include some of the above elements, as well as 18-inch width of one, adaptive cruise control A system lane departure warning with automatic headlamps and rear parking sensors.
Lexus IS 250 Interior
The Lexus IS 250 has a nice inside such as buyer find in this segment, and it is identical to the one SG 350, so you are not penalized for selecting the entry level model. Supple leather and wood and metal accents are used generously beautiful, and the quality of the plastic is hard to fault. As you would expect in a Lexus, everything seems to be screwed extremely well, too. Notably, better instruments TFT panel only the F Sport has a physical indicator with sliding motor function; It is a clever trick room, although not particularly useful.
Basic controls throughout the cabin are intuitive and easy to use. However, Lexus IS 250 the remote controller for the mouse-like touch navigation system is an interesting idea that needs further refinement. The manager and the screen cursor is immediately recognizable to use a computer, but sets the cursor is difficult, and if you have clicked on the wrong button no suitable hard “back”. Moreover, as all the icons in the same muted colors, without taking his eyes from discrimination off the road unnecessarily difficult.
Front seats form Lexus IS 250 provides excellent comfort, although it could reinforce F Sport even extend more support in the spirit moves. As for the rear seat has been completely transformed for this generation. With plenty of leg room and height surprisingly enough, on par with the best in this segment are often narrow now. The trunk’s capacity of 13.8 cubic feet of luggage, which is slightly higher than average, and the backs of the rear seats folded down to provide the additional load.
Lexus IS 250 Engine
The Lexus IS 250 is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that generate 204 horsepower and 185 pounds-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic is only transmission, and the buyers can choose between rear-wheel drive and all variations. In testing rear-drive 250 accelerates from zero to 60 in 7.5 seconds miles per hour warm weather for this segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg in combined (21 city / 30 highway) with rear wheel drive and 23 mpg combined (20/27) with all wheel drive. In our assessment different route 120 miles, rear-wheel drive the same car is 250 proof Total 23 mpg. Rivals turbocharged four-cylinder with the dust SG 250 speed and fuel efficiency, and even the BMW 335i six cylinder explosive in a little more frugal at the pump.
Lexus IS 250 Safety
Standard safety equipment includes a Lexus IS 250 traction and stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, side airbags in the front knee airbags, front seats, side curtain airbags and side airbags for the rear seats. In brake test, the IS 250 F Sport wheels with summer tires 18-inch to 60 mph from a stop in 118 feet, a lackluster performance compared to competitors equipment in the same way.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect is standard and includes automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator, emergency button for help and support on the side of the road. Optional safety improvements, including rear camera views, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic warning system and lane departure warning with automatic lights. Adaptive cruise management optional collision preparation system brings that uses radar to monitor traffic conditions ahead; if it is considered that a collision is imminent, automatically tightens the front seat belts and increases initial braking force, although panic braking automatically be included.
In government crash tests, the Lexus IS 250 received five out of five stars on the whole, with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side impact protection. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Independent SG 250 the highest rate of “Good” in front and side impact tests offset moderate overlap.