2008 Lexus IS 250 2.5L V6 6-speed Automatic Consumer Review - It's not a sports car,

2008 Lexus IS 250 - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

97 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (2.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
11 of 29 people found this review helpful
It's not a sports car, but it's a great car
By ocnelson on


2008 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


If you're looking for a sporty drive, go with the 350 or G37. If you're like me, the lead in your foot has been replaced by maturity, this is a great car for you. Bought this car 15k miles ago with 35k miles. It is my first "luxury" car but I've driven all the competition (bmw, g37, tl, c300) Comfortable, looks great, feels great, and the nav makes life easy. The interior is a tight fit so if you are using the back seat all the time for passengers, pass on this one. But if you only use it on occasion then the back seat will do. If you're sitting in the front you'll be comfortable, you'll be pleased with the look of the interior, and you'll find the touch screen easy to use.

Favorite Features

Looks great, both from the inside and out. It's a smooth drive and comfortable (as long as you're in the front) on long drives or as your daily commute. The Nav is super easy to use with the touch screen and the ML radio sounds perfect. I haven't had any mechanical issues so far in the 15k I've had it.

Suggested Improvements

Power and Ipod. As mentioned before, if you're looking for something powerful, you're better off with the 350 or the Infiniti. Press the gas and you won't experience whiplash, or even slight neck pains. It would be nice if you could control your ipod from the radio controls on the touch screen, rather than the wires showing (audio jack in the center arm rest). Bluetooth control would be better. Another downside, expect that maintenance will be expensive. Tires won't last long.
Recommend (11) (18)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411