Used 2009 Lexus IS 250

2009 Lexus IS 250
List price range
$8,877 - $15,985

Pros

  • Compliant ride, capable handling, high-quality interior materials, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Lackluster power plant, overly soft suspension for enthusiastic driving, cramped backseat.

Used 2009 Lexus IS 250 for Sale

Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
120,429 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
Shell Motors
8.8 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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%2A~%2ARed%2A~%2ACarfax Certified%2A~%2AVA Inspected%2A~%2AFully Detailed%2A~%2AServiced%2A~%2AShell Motors of Chantilly, VA presents this 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD with Navigation, Automatic Transmission, AWD, Power Windows, Door Locks, Keyless EntrAce, AM/FM Stereo Cd Player, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, A/C. More info/pictures please visit our web directly %40 www.shellmotors.com or just stop by for a test drive. 703-542-7442 Exhaust - Dual Tip, Door Handle Color - Body-Color, Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color, Steering Ratio - 14.1, Turns Lock-To-Lock - 3.0, Air Filtration, Armrests - Rear Center Folding With Storage And Pass-Thru, Center Console Trim - Alloy, Dash Trim - Alloy, Door Trim - Alloy, Door Trim - Leather, Floor Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Rear Vents - Second Row, Shift Knob Trim - Alloy, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Cargo Area Light, Center Console - Front Console With Armrest And Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Multi-Function Remote - Proximity Entry System, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, One-Touch Windows - 2, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Front, Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional, Power Windows - Lockout Button, Reading Lights - Front, Reading Lights - Rear, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Universal Remote Transmitter - Homelink - Garage Door Opener, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Braking Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 11.7, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 11.5, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Stability Control, Traction Control, Gauge - Oil Pressure, Gauge - Tachometer, Total Speakers - 13, Warnings And Reminders - Maintenance Due, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Antenna Type - Diversity, Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack, External Temperature Display, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, Radio - Am/Fm, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant, Watts - 194, Daytime Running Lights, Exterior Entry Lights - Puddle Lamps, Front Fog Lights, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Taillights - Led, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Profile - 45, Tire Speed Rating - V, Tire Type - All Season, Tire Width - 225, Wheels - Aluminum, Moonroof / Sunroof - One-Touch Open/Close, Moonroof / Sunroof - Power, Moonroof / Sunroof - Sliding Sunshade, Moonroof / Sunroof - Tilt, Power Windows - Remotely Operated, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Rear Privacy Glass, Solar-Tinted Glass, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Anti-Theft System - Audio Security System, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Crumple Zones - Front, Crumple Zones - Rear, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Energy Absorbing Steering Column, First Aid Kit, Front Airbags - Dual, Impact Sensor - Door Unlock, Knee Airbags - Dual Front, Power Door Locks - Anti-Lockout, Rolling Code Security, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power Folding, Side Mirrors - Heated, Side Mirrors - Integrated Turn Signals, Driver Seat - Heated, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 10, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Front Headrests - 2, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Passenger Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 10, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Type - Bench, Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point, Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front, Seatbelt Force Limiters - Rear, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front
Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
113,460 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$8,877
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
28,623 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$15,985
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
122,263 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$9,498
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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$261 Below Market
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Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
124,595 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
US Auto Sales
47 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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$289 Below Market
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Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
97,629 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD! This IS250 is a GORGEOUS pearl white, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black leather interior! Powered by a 2.5L V6 motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is equipped with a fantastic AWD system, all while still being capable of seeing upwards of 26 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, heated AND cooled front seats, dual climate controls, rear back up camera, and that's just the beginning! Premium speaker system with AM/FM radio, CD player, and even has a built in auxiliary and USB cord hook up! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY, to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this FANTASTIC, 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD!
Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
133,456 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
VA Auto Sales
86.3 mi away
List$9,250
Est.Loan: $189/mo
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AWD! Fully Loaded Sport/Luxury Sedan! Comes with: navigation, back-up camera, sunroof, alloy wheels, leather interior, fog lamps, power seats, heated/cooling front seats, touch-screen display, hands-free phone, keyless start, keyless entry, AM/FM/SAT radio, CD player, AUX input, center console, cruise control, automatic headlights, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, owner's manual, tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, airbags, and more. Our vehicles are Carfax Certified! They are serviced, detailed and pass a rigorous Virginia State Inspection. We offer great financing, affordable extended warranties, and we can register and title your vehicle in Virginia! Only $99 processing fee! With over 20 years in business, VA Auto Sales, a used car dealership in Harrisonburg, Virginia will provide you with the service you deserve! Call Now (540)-564-0952 Text us: (540)228-0002 WWW.VAAUTOSALES.COM
Lexus IS 250 2009 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,769 miles
Used 2009
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$10,660
Est.Loan: $218/mo
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$293 Below Market
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD! This IS250 is a gray, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN creme leather interior! Powered by a 2.5L V6 motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is equipped with a fantastic AWD system, all while still being capable of seeing upwards of 26 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, heated front seats, dual climate controls, and that's just the beginning! Premium speaker system with AM/FM radio, CD player, CD changer, and even has a built in auxiliary and USB cord hook up! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY, to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this FANTASTIC, 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

As an entry-level luxury sedan with a dash of panache, the 2009 Lexus IS 250 is an appealing proposition -- but as a sport sedan, it falls a bit short.

vehicle overview

It wasn't too long ago that BMW had the entry-level sport sedan segment pretty much to itself. Sure, there were half-hearted efforts to match the magic of the blue-and-white propeller here and there, but the company's 3 Series remained the car to have for compact-sedan buyers who loved to drive. Eventually, though, rival automakers began to realize that this market segment couldn't be ignored. That's why the number of serious entry-level sport sedans has ballooned in recent years -- and why Lexus decided to get into the act by introducing the IS series.

The 2009 Lexus IS 250 (along with its more powerful IS 350 sibling) represents the second such act for Lexus, the previous-generation IS 300 having been the first. Essentially a rebadged Japanese-market Toyota, this initial effort was entertaining enough, but it couldn't quite match class leaders in terms of performance or refinement. The IS 250, on the other hand, was engineered to meet the European and Japanese competition head-on. It's got strikingly taut styling, a sporty interior and even a manual-shift option to complement its rear-wheel-drive layout. In other words, the 2009 Lexus IS 250 has what sport-sedan shoppers are looking for.

At least, that's how it appears on paper. Unfortunately, driving the IS 250 is something of a letdown from the enthusiast's perspective. The 2.5-liter V6 seems rather crude and underpowered compared with the BMW 328i's silky smooth 3.0-liter inline-6, and while the IS 250's steering is accurate, it's notably lacking in feel. Handling is certainly competent, but the IS 250 bounces up and down like a softly sprung luxury sedan over bumps, even with the optional sport suspension. As for the stick shift, fuggedaboutit -- it's easily worst-in-class. On the whole, it seems that Lexus was aiming for a slightly less sporty demographic with this car, namely buyers who want the look of an entry-level sport sedan along with the compliant ride and coddling interior of an entry-level luxury sedan.

If that was the target, then the IS 250 generally hits the bull's-eye. Interior materials quality is excellent, noise levels are Lexus low, and the IS 250's aggressively styled exterior belies its supple suspension tuning. As a sharp-looking compact luxury sedan with a sporty flavor, the IS 250 is an unqualified success. Just know that you may be disappointed if you expect this Lexus to give a 3 Series sedan -- or an Audi A4, or an Infiniti G35, or even a Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport -- a run for its money when the going gets twisty.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Lexus IS 250 compact luxury sport sedan is available in only one trim level. Standard equipment is generous and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, leather seating, power front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and a premium audio system with a six-disc CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional features (mostly bundled into packages) include 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, park assist, adaptive cruise control, driver seat memory, rain-sensing wipers, a power rear sunshade, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and a Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system. Heated front seats are standard on the all-wheel-drive model and optional on the rear-wheel-drive versions. Both IS 250s can also be had with ventilated front seats. A sport suspension package (not available on the AWD version) dubbed the X Package is available and features firmer suspension calibrations, 18-inch wheels, sport-biased tires and aluminum pedals.

performance & mpg

The 2009 Lexus IS 250 is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that generates 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while AWD is available. Transmission options consist of a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, though if you want AWD, you're stuck with the automatic. Our test of a manual-transmission IS 250 yielded a 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds; for reference, a manual-shift BMW 328i will do the same trick in 6.4 seconds.

EPA fuel-economy estimates stand at 21 mpg city/29 highway and 24 combined for rear-wheel-drive models with the automatic transmission, while the manual shifter knocks those numbers down considerably to 18 mpg city/26 highway and 21 combined. When equipped with AWD, the IS 250 returns 20 mpg city/26 highway and 22 combined.

safety

Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are all standard on the 2009 Lexus IS 250. Optional is a pre-collision system (PCS) that comes packaged with adaptive cruise control. The PCS uses a radar sensor to detect obstacles in front of the car. If the computer determines that a collision is unavoidable, it pre-emptively stiffens the suspension, retracts the front seatbelts and initializes brake assist so increased braking can be applied the instant the brake pedal is pressed.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the IS 250 earned a perfect "Good" rating for its performance in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests. In government crash testing, the IS 250 managed four stars (out of a possible five) for both frontal crash protection and rear side-impact protection. Front-passenger side-impact protection received a five-star rating.

driving

The 2009 Lexus IS 250 looks like a sport sedan, but in this case, looks are a bit deceiving. The IS 250's high cornering limits make it a capable back road dance partner, but its uncommunicative steering will leave enthusiasts cold and there's too much body roll for a sporting car. The manual transmission extracts maximum performance from the 2.5-liter V6 engine, but the IS 250 isn't quick by any stretch of the imagination, and the V6 feels unusually reluctant to rev. Moreover, the manual shifter itself is decidedly subpar, with excessive lateral spacing between the gear slots and an unpleasantly notchy feel. On the bright side, the IS 250 rides comfortably and the plush cabin is a peaceful place in which to while away the rush hour.

interior

The IS 250 boasts a finely wrought interior, with top-notch materials and an attractively sporty design. Fit and finish is generally excellent. Lexus also offers one of the best electronics interfaces in the business, with easy-to-use controls all around. The optional navigation system and accompanying touchscreen are particularly user-friendly.

Most compact luxury sedans aren't generous with rear-seat legroom, and this is particularly true of the IS 250. Adults or even large children may not be happy in the rear seat on long road trips -- especially with a taller driver up front. Don't let the IS 250's four doors fool you; in terms of interior space, it's more akin to a luxury coupe.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Lexus IS 250.

great Little Car
john591, 2/9/2010
Ownership experience has been positive. The car draws favorable reviews for its styling. The fit and finish are excellent. It is quiet and very solid feeling on the road. Only complaint is getting used to a limitation on driver visibility to the rear.
Very pleased with this car
johnc, 10/16/2010
I've had the IS250 for 2 months now and it's everything I'd hoped. Great looks, terrific fit and finish on the interior--which sold me over the BMW 3 and even the Audi A4. As others have noted, the ride's not as sporty as some others but I'm not on twisting turning road all that much anyway, whereas the comfort and style are always noted and appreciated. This is my 3rd Lexus (RX & GS) and have loved them all.
Great mid-size sport sedan
jlandry, 11/10/2009
I chose the IS250 over BMW 3 series and Audi due to superior interior fit and trim. Lexus interior finish is by far higher end than BMW finish at a more affordable price point. Obviously the 250 could use some more power, but you can get that in 350 and the 250 gets great mpg. Combined hwy and cty mileage averages about 26mpg. I get 31mpg on hwy. The audio and nav system is superb. One drawback is not being able to program the nav system while the vehicle is moving. Bluetooth is clear. Dashboard instrumentation layout is very sporty and provides quick reference for temp, tire pressure, mpg and distance to empty. Paddle shifters are nice touch and add some sportiness to daily drive.
Wonderful car
James, 7/28/2009
We have had this car for a month now and simply love it. The external styling is best in class and the interior is top notch. Every detail is well thought out and the fit and finish is outstanding. I can understand why other reviewers focus on the power, but I consider this car a luxury car that is sporty, rather than a pure sports car. We test drove the A4 2.0T Quattro (used to own an Audi allroad) and really liked it also, but the interior seemed outdated and the engine, although better kick, did not seem as refined as the IS250. And, in the end we didn't want to be in the Audi shop all the time like we were with the allroad. Bottom line, Lexus really did a fantastic job on this car.
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Features & Specs

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

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
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

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Used 2009 Lexus IS 250 Overview

The Used 2009 Lexus IS 250 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M).

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