Used 2012 Lexus IS 250 Sedan

2012 Lexus IS 250
List price range
$10,235 - $19,994

Pros

  • Compliant ride
  • high-quality cabin materials
  • quiet interior.

Cons

  • Cramped backseat
  • mediocre headroom
  • lackluster engine
  • not as sporty as it looks.

Used 2012 Lexus IS 250 Sedan for Sale

Lexus IS 250 2012
49,064 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$19,994
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
159,562 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$10,235
Est.Loan: $191/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
72,335 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$16,504
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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2012 Lexus IS 250 in Starfire Pearl, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, FUEL EFFICIENT, LEATHER INTERIOR, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,007 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$14,582
Est.Loan: $272/mo
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Just arrived! This Luxury 2012 IS250 AWD in Starfire Pearl with Black interior comes equipped with HID+LED Daytime Running Lights, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Upgrade, Wood Interior Trim, Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column, Driver Seat Memory, Illuminated Scuff Plates, Power Rear Sunshade, and Rain-Sensing Wipers, Heated Outside Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals and Puddle Lamps and much more! Lexus has a stellar reputation for great financing with rates on approved credit from as low as 2.9% APR with terms up to 84 months based upon vehicle and lender conditions. All types of credit may be approved and financed with Lexus of Rockville. Also available on most cars up to 10 years old and less than 120k miles are optional vehicle service contracts which can often be included directly with your financing or cash payment. WITH ONLY ONE PREVIOUS OWNER AND NO ACCIDENTS OR DAMAGE REPORTED, THIS VEHICLE IS CARFAX-CERTIFIED and MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, as well as a 120-point inspection performed by a Lexus-trained technician. Lexus of Rockville customers should take pride in knowing that Maryland has one of the most comprehensive state inspections in the country. Lexus of Rockville will also arrange to pick up our customers if they are using Metro, Amtrak, or need transportation from the Washington, DC or Baltimore Airports.
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
62,054 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
Club Cars
20.2 mi away
List$16,300
Est.Loan: $297/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
38,000 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$17,489
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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2012 Lexus IS 250 Mercury Metallic Leather, Bluetooth, Rear Camera, Power Moonroof, 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i, 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with ECT-i, AWD, Cargo Net, Heated Ventilated Front Seats, Preferred Accessory Package, Premium Package Value Edition, SmartAccess Key Gloves, Trunk Mat, Wheel Locks, Wood Interior Trim. Recent Arrival! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
101,549 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
(3)
Ideal Buick GMC
25.5 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Thank you for visiting another one of Ideal Buick Inc.'s online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2012 Lexus IS 250 with 101,549mi. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This AWD-equipped vehicle will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving an all wheel drive vehicle, such as this Lexus IS 250, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. A truly breathtaking example of pure vehicle design achievement...this is the vehicle of your dreams! More information about the 2012 Lexus IS 250: The Lexus IS family includes something for everyone, with offerings ranging from conservative all-weather, all-wheel-drive sedans to sunny convertibles and serious track-duty sport sedans. The IS sedans ride and handle well and offer some of the tech options of larger luxury models, while the IS C models have excellent packaging with a tight-fitting, quick-folding automatic hardtop that stows away without taking up the entire trunk. While Lexus makes an ES 350 model that's roomier and more comfortable, the IS is considerably sportier in every way. Interesting features of this model are sporty driving feel, nicely appointed interior, Wide range of models, choice of rear- or front-wheel drive in sedans, and high-tech features and options Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. Ideal Buick GMC of Frederick (aka Ideal Auto Group) has been serving the community since 1908. We strive to offer our customers the finest vehicles in America at competitive prices with an unrelenting drive to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied.
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
63,186 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$19,500
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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TWO YEAR UNLIMITED MILE WARRANTY Features: -F-Sport Package (18 with Summer Tires) F-Sport Suspension, Sport Pedals, Aluminum Scuff Plates, Split five-spoke 18 Alloy Wheels, Front: 225/40R18 Rear: 255/40R18 Summer Tires, Front Lip Spoiler, Rear Decklid Spoiler, Sport Grille, Sport Steering Wheel & Shift Knob, Sport Seats with Microfiber Insert, Heated Front Seats -Bi-Xenon High Intensity Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
79,111 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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2012 LEXUS IS 250 {Drive Train} with powerful 2.5L 24-valve direct injection V6 -inc dual engine and driven only 79111 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 7034416485
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
66,258 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$16,777
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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AWD, Leather.<br><br>2012 Lexus IS 250 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with ECT-i AWD Clean CARFAX.<br><br>Recent Arrival%2521 Odometer is 7940 miles below market average%2521 27/20 Highway/City MPG<br><br><br>The Valley&%252339;s BEST car deals are right here in Winchester%2521%2521 Contact Kevin at Malloy Toyota Internet Sales at 540-678-1791 or email klinn%40malloytoyota.com.
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
95,324 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
67,444 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$16,898
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
46,185 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
AutoOne
94.4 mi away
List$17,498
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2012 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,412 miles
Used 2012
Lexus IS 250
Base
(3)
Faulkner BMW
94.8 mi away
List$15,493
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Dealer Notes
PRICE DROP FROM $16,991. Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof, Nav System, iPod/MP3 Input, Satellite Radio, Keyless Start, Multi-CD Changer, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, LUXURY PLUS VALUE EDITION, Aluminum Wheels, Premium Sound System CLICK ME!EXCELLENT VALUEReduced from $16,991.KEY FEATURES INCLUDEPremium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Multi-CD Changer, Keyless Start Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors.OPTION PACKAGESNAVIGATION SYSTEM HDD navigation, LCD screen, back-up camera, Lexus Enform, destination assist, eDestination, auto collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assistance button, enhanced roadside assistance, Lexus insider, voice command, NavTraffic, NavWeather, Sports & Stocks, LUXURY PLUS VALUE EDITION perforated semi-aniline leather seat trim, heated & ventilated front seats w/driver memory, wood interior trim, pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/memory, electrochromic exterior mirrors w/reverse tilt-down, exterior mirror memory, illuminated scuff plates, pwr rear sunshade, HID headlamps, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers. Lexus IS 250 with STARFIRE PEARL exterior and BLACK interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 204 HP at 6400 RPM*.EXPERTS REPORTCarAndDriver.com's review says Involving to drive (especially for a Lexus) and wrapped in a tidy, if not elegantly styled, package..MORE ABOUT USFaulkner BMW in Lancaster is proud to be the automotive leader throughout Central Pennsylvania. 2018 recipient of BMW's prestigious Center of Excellence AwardHorsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Lexus IS 250 scores points for attractive styling and unshakable reliability, but comes up short in regard to practicality and power.

vehicle overview

You've no doubt seen them -- guys who wear all the athletic clothing, who look like genuine jocks but who are average at best after they step onto a court or ball field. In a nutshell, that's the 2012 Lexus IS 250. It has the style of a sport sedan, but actual performance once it's on the road is a bit underwhelming.

That's not to say the IS 250 is without its charms. Underneath the crisp contours the IS 250 is as refined as your typical Lexus. Comfort and luxury take priority over performance, and as such, the baby Lexus boasts a finely trimmed cabin, solid build quality and a quiet, isolated ride.

But that coddling comes at the expense of athleticism. Try to have some fun on a winding road and the IS 250 becomes a killjoy with its noticeable body roll, lifeless steering and 204-horsepower V6 that delivers good fuel economy but little excitement. In the 250's defense, one could always increase its jock quotient via the available F Sport package and dealer-installed accessories. But even doing that won't give it a sprinter's kick. For that you'll have to pony up for one of the 250's muscle-bound brothers, the IS 350 or IS F.

Unfortunately, all of the IS variants suffer from a lack of interior space, especially in the cramped backseat, which is notably short on legroom. As a result, the 2012 Lexus IS 250 remains a second-stringer among star athletes in the luxury sport sedan segment. Buyers who lean toward comfort will find similar luxury and more space in alternatives such as the Acura TSX, Audi A4, Cadillac CTS and Volvo S60. And if you want real performance to go along with the sporty looks, we suggest checking out the BMW 3 Series or Infiniti G Sedan.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Lexus IS 250 is a compact luxury sedan that is offered in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive trim levels, which correspond to drivetrain choices. The other IS models, including the convertibles and the high-performance IS F, are reviewed separately.

Standard equipment on the IS 250 includes 17-inch wheels, foglamps, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats (includes two-way lumbar control), leather upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard are the Safety Connect telematics system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 13-speaker stereo with a six-CD changer, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface. The IS 250 AWD adds all-wheel drive and heated front seats.

The Navigation System package adds a hard-drive-based navigation system, Bluetooth phonebook downloading, a rearview camera, voice commands, real-time traffic and other information and Lexus Enform enhanced telematics features. A 14-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system can be added to the navigation system. The Luxury package adds xenon headlamps, auto-dimming outside mirrors, automatic wipers, a power rear sunshade, driver memory functions, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and wood trim. Rear-wheel-drive models gain 18-inch wheels. Front and rear parking sensors are optional.

The F Sport package (available only on RWD models with an automatic transmission) adds dark-finish 18-inch F Sport wheels, grille inserts, front and rear spoilers, a sport-tuned suspension and heated F Sport seats with microfiber inserts and leather bolsters. Front and rear parking sensors are a stand-alone option. Additional F Sport options include 18-inch wheels for AWD models, 19-inch wheels for RWD models, a performance air intake, a sport clutch (manual transmission only), a performance exhaust system, upgraded brakes, sport suspension components, a quick-shift kit and a carbon-fiber engine cover and shift knob.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Lexus IS 250 is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that produces 204 hp and 185 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can choose between rear- or all-wheel-drive variants. Rear-drive models can be had with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, while the AWD is only available with the automatic.

In a recent Edmunds test, an IS 250 with a manual transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds; the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series are quicker by at least a full second. Estimated fuel economy with rear-wheel drive and the automatic is 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. The manual returns 18/26/21, while the all-wheel-drive model gets 20/26/22.

safety

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and Safety Connect. The latter is a traditional telematics service with automatic collision notification, stolen-vehicle locator and an emergency assistance button.

In Edmunds brake testing, an IS 250 with 18-inch wheels and all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in a short 113 feet. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the IS 250 a perfect "Good" rating for its performance in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

driving

As a sport sedan, the 2012 Lexus IS 250 is notable for its high cornering limits. They are even higher if you opt for the F Sport performance enhancements. Other aspects of the IS's driving dynamics will likely leave enthusiasts a bit disappointed, however. The uncommunicative steering does little to give the driver a feel for the road, while the noticeable body roll and lackluster acceleration further dilute the sense of performance. Otherwise, the IS 250 presents a comfortable ride in a tranquil setting that will insulate you from the distractions of the outside world.

interior

The 2012 Lexus IS 250's sporty interior is as good as you'll find in this segment. Supple leathers and wood or metallic accents are top-notch, with soft-touch plastic materials covering most every other surface. All of these elements are well assembled for an overall excellent fit and finish. Controls throughout the cabin are intuitive and easy to use, as is the optional touchscreen navigation system. The iPod interface, on the other hand, can be a bit frustrating.

The IS 250 is short on rear-seat legroom and feels very cramped overall compared to other compact luxury sedans. Even with an average-size driver up front, those relegated to the rear will likely find their quarters as unaccommodating as in the coupe. The trunk can hold a maximum of 13 cubic feet of luggage, which is about average for cars in this class.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Lexus IS 250.

Just what I wanted
webworm, 3/28/2012
Had it now for two months. A trip to Florida quickly put 3300 miles on the odometer. The surprise is gas mileage. I have averaged 25+mpg overall, and the Florida trip averaged 33mpg! I would say performance is good, but it takes a heavy foot to get the revs up there for excellent acceleration. I drove a BMW325 while looking. I do not detect any better response at all while driving, and the interior quality and technological features are not even close to the IS. BMW reliability is sketchy at best, and am not interested in that. I am very satisfied with my IS!
High Quality, good looks
icarnut, 3/4/2013
I have a 2012 IS250 with AWD and NAV. Interior is very high quality. Seats are comfortable, although the backseat is abit tight but still comfortable. Ride is abit stiff, but handling around corners is excellent. Power steering is a little stiff for being electric, but will have the dealer look into that. Gas mileage is good for V6 (27 MPG). Very sporty looking, gets admired by other drivers.
very fun and alot for the $$
jb2012atl, 11/6/2011
Just bought the 2012 IS with Nav Package, Premium Package, rear spoiler. I love the Nebula Gray pearl and light gray leather. Traded in my Audi A4 and couldn't be happier. The Lexus dealer was so nice and accommodating (as i've always heard about Lexus dealers). My Audi had so many electrical issues and this Lexus is a dream to drive! You can't feel it shifting and it's so smooth on the highway. Build quality is top notch. My friend got rid of his BMW X3 for an RX350 the same day so we got a great deal!! LOVE Lexus.
My favorite purchase to date!
shugajumpa, 1/4/2013
I went to test a cert pre owned IS 250 and walked out with a lease on a new premium pkg black with tan interior, spoiler and nav. Great car. Period. The acceleration is lacking when you first get going but this car flies down the highway. No problem passing, handles like a pro. I almost feel like a race car driver and I'm not pushing the speed limit (not too much anyway). The LED headlights are sharp on this car and definitely earns her looks. Gas mileage is average for this car, no complaints.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 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
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Lexus IS 250 Sedan Overview

The Used 2012 Lexus IS 250 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M).

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