Lexus IS 250 AWD - 2006 technology
By alterbear on
2009 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
I leased a new Lexus IS 250 AWD after being told that the new model been updated for 2009. Yes, there are some minor styling and other changes, but it's still a 2006 technology platform. For example, the navigation system has no text to speech, no traffic info, outdated maps, poor routing - you could do better with a portable unit for $150.00.
Fun vehicle to drive, great looking car, all wheel drive is great in snow, reasonable gas mileage.
Needs to move up to the competition - does not compare well feature for feature. Too long between initial launch of the vehicle and updates.