Used 2006 Lexus IS 250

2006 Lexus IS 250
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2006 Lexus IS 250

Pros

  • Capable handling, highly refined, class-leading interior quality, advanced safety technology, optional all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Horsepower is adequate at best, lacks passion and performance of German alternatives, limited rear-seat space.

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Lexus IS 250 2006
80,272 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
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Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
90,324 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
Koons Tysons Toyota
14.8 mi away
List$8,904
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2006
61,016 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$10,421
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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Nice Very Low Mileage 2006 Lexus IS 250 Sedan Loaded with Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Automatic Climate Control, Automatic Transmission, Trip Computer, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, Bluetooth, Upgraded Stereo System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive WholesalePurchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http:www.cars.comdealers193733membercarreviews
Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
141,159 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
40,579 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
540 Auto
47.6 mi away
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
89,558 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
154,130 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
Cam Automotive LLC
93.9 mi away
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
102 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
(2)
DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax
15.4 mi away
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Lexus IS 250 2006 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
70,435 miles
Used 2006
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
Sheehy Nissan Glen Burnie
47.6 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The IS 250 is an advanced and refined entry-luxury sedan, but if you're looking for maximum sport sedan performance, test-drive the BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G35 before making a buying decision.

vehicle overview

Since 2001, the Lexus IS 300 has taken on the BMW 3 Series with marginal success. Although it never really lit up the sales charts, the rear-wheel-drive IS 300 has earned a small but loyal -- and young -- following. When it came time to create the second generation of the IS, Lexus had to design a sedan with expanded appeal that wouldn't disenfranchise the kids. A tall order, but one the IS 250 meets with commendable success. The 2006 Lexus IS 250 sedan is bigger and more luxurious than the car it replaces. Buyers can choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic.

Since Lexus already had an excellent rear-drive platform in its recently redesigned GS, it became the starting point for the new IS. By carving out 4.7 inches of the GS's wheelbase and lopping off 4.4 inches of front and rear overhang, Lexus had the basic structure of the new IS. The GS's double-wishbone front and independent multilink rear suspension moves intact to the IS and is retuned for the new application. The IS 300's straight six has been replaced by a new 2.5-liter V6 engine that features VVT-i variable valve timing and makes 204 horsepower. Also coming from the GS is the suite of electronic technologies --traction control, stability control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and BrakeAssist -- that Lexus groups together as the "Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management" (VDIM for acronym lovers). VDIM is optional on the IS 250.

Behind the wheel, the IS 250 is all about comfort and coddling, offering the sort of gentle driving experience Lexus is known for while trailing the 3 Series in terms of athleticism. For those more interested in a luxury car than a sport sedan, though, the capable Lexus represents a worthwhile choice, offering a plush interior, refined drivetrain and exquisite assembly quality.

2006 Lexus IS 250 configurations

The IS 250 comes in just one trim level. The standard features list includes keyless entry and ignition, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power doors and windows, cruise control, leather seating, a moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 13-speaker premium audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer. Optional is a 14-speaker Mark Levinson audio system that delivers 5.1 multichannel playback. Other notable options include 18-inch wheels, 10-way power seats, a navigation system, heated/ventilated seats, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (which allows drivers to set a preferred interval between the IS and traffic ahead), rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, corner-adaptive headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity and bi-HID headlights.

2006 Highlights

For 2006, Lexus debuts the all-new IS 250. Replacing the previous IS 300, the IS 250 brings forth new powertrains, more features and a higher-quality cabin.

Performance & mpg

Under the IS 250's hood is a 2.5-liter V6. Lexus rates it at 204 horsepower at 6,400 rpm with 185 pound-feet of peak torque at 4,800 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. The IS 250 is rear-drive but Lexus also offers an all-wheel-drive version. The latter comes with the six-speed automatic only.

Safety

Safety equipment includes front and rear side curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and BrakeAssist, and stability control. An optional Pre-Collision System (PCS) -- packaged with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control -- uses a millimeter-wave radar sensor to detect obstacles in front of the car. If the computer determines that a collision is unavoidable it preemptively stiffens the suspension, retracts the front seatbelts and pre-initializes BrakeAssist so increased braking is applied the instant the brake pedal is depressed. In crash tests, the IS earned a "Good" rating (the best possible) for its performance in IIHS frontal offset and side-impact testing.

Driving

The IS 250 cruises along freeways like the luxury car it is. Acceleration is adequate for this class of car. The manual transmission allows one to wring out a bit more speed but overall the automatic is a better choice. The ride is controlled but soft, and its silent cabin, devoid of any noise, harshness or vibration, is a portrait of tranquility. On twisting roads this smallest of Lexus sedans is comfortable, reassuring and competent.

Interior

The new IS 250 features impressive interior materials, an attractive cabin design and plenty of luxury amenities. Everything from the soft-touch dash and door panels to the supple leather seats exudes high quality. Rear seating isn't as comfortable as we'd like, which surprised us given the IS 250's growth from the old IS 300 days. The answer lies in the wheelbase, which is 1.2 inches shorter than the new BMW 3 Series and offers minimal rear legroom. If you regularly carry adults -- or even large children -- in the rear seat you might consider the Audi A4 or Infiniti G35.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Lexus IS 250.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

IS250 AWD
butterfly16,10/04/2011
I purchased this car, used in 2009. There was one previous owner. The car drives pretty well. It is not full of power though as one might expect with this car. However, there are a few quirks about the car that always drove me crazy! For no reason, at 36K up until 75K (I got rid of it), the car would idle at a stop and almost stall. I knew something was wrong. The dealership could never identify the problem. Aside from the many recalls, there was another incident when the engine light appeared. I read that others had the same problem, so I assume that it is just super senstive if you "top" off gas. Who knows? The backseat is not even worthy of mention. It is so tight and crammed.
Awesome Car
Gregg,11/22/2006
I shopped the BMW 3 series, Infiniti G35 sedan and let me tell you the IS 250 blew them away. You get a real hot car with a lot more toys.This is coming from a guy who is very very picky when it comes to cars. I was willing to pay up to $40,000 for my new car but as you see I did not have to. This car had everything I wanted period.
18,000 mile review
CBP,12/02/2006
My IS 250 now has 18,000 miles on the odometer. I previously reviewed the car at 11,000 miles. I have not had any further problems with the car and have taken it in for routine oil changes and maintenance only. I am pleased to report that at 18,000 miles the brake pads are still good and the original tires have plenty of tread left. I am getting an overall average of 27 mpg according to the onboard computer. On the highway the average gas mileage is 33 to 34.
To IS250 or not IS250? That is the question!
CarGuy2015,03/24/2016
First and foremost yes to IS250! That is the answer! I've been a long time BMW fan and enjoyed driving the crap out of them. I've owned at least ten of them in my lifetime. But one too many expensive repair trips left me wanting something sporty yet reliable. My first experience was with the Lexus GS300, loaded to the gills with Navigation, Mark Levinson sound, DVD, park distance control, etc. I recently sold my daughter's Honda Accord with 192,000 miles. A great car for the money and reliable as well but with none of the Lexus care. I told my daughter not to worry that her mode of transportation would not be gone for too long. Enter the Lexus IS250. Taught lines and and a sporty appearance with 18" sport rims are a winner! Included are navigation and back up camera, heated and cooled seats, etc. I bought it for my daughter, used and slightly abused because the previous owner had a dog and lived in San Francisco. Yet all of the Lexus dealer service records indicated that at least the drive train was in perfect running order. Basically, purchased it for the KBB dealer trade-in price which was about $3000 more than I sold the Honda Accord for and daughter definitely approved of the appearance overall and tremendously discounted price due to scratched bumper. Lexus has always had a reputation for reliability and they have really taken care of this car. Lexus has made several recalls on this car and a major engine recall where the piston rings were faulty. So, 127,000 miles on the odometer, I basically have a just like new Lexus certified rebuilt engine! BOO-YAH! WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER! My wife drives it and loves it so much, she has to battle my daughter for the use of the car. They're both petite, so, it fits them both perfectly and I don't worry because of the safety features and good gas mileage. My only gripe is that it is tight in the back seat and owning a GS300 for myself leaves me to believe that in comparison of quality the GS300 is much higher. Get what you pay for. Edit 3/23/2018: Driver's seat is now ripped due to the fact that it is vinyl. Sad. Edit 9/29/2018: Dashboard looks like its beginning to melt. Sadder still.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Lexus IS 250
Used 2006 Lexus IS 250 Overview

The Used 2006 Lexus IS 250 is offered in the following submodels: IS 250 Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M).

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