Used 2015 Lexus IS 250

2015 Lexus IS 250
List price range
$20,595 - $30,700

Pros

  • Upscale interior design with premium materials
  • excellent steering
  • smooth ride (except F Sport)
  • edgy styling.

Cons

  • Lackluster power and fuel economy
  • not as athletic as it looks
  • F Sport's stiff suspension
  • finicky Remote Touch electronics interface.

Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 for Sale

Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
18,709 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$25,995
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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**ONE OWNER**CLEAN CARFAX**LEATHER SEATS**SUNROOF**HEATED & COOLED SEATS**BACK-UP CAMERA** PARKING SENSORS**HID HEADLIGHTS**BLUETOOTH**MP3 PLAYER**KEYLESS START**SATELLITE RADIO**DRIVEN UNDER 6K MILES PER YEAR**CARFAX CERTIFIED** 2015 LEXUS IS 250 AWD with the efficient yet powerful 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i engine and driven only 18709 miles a tremendous value! **FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our sales team at 703-445-2277 today!All of our vehicles pass a Rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection. Buy with Confidence! No Credit, Bad Credit, No problem! Tax ID, No Problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Apply Online at WWW.CAPAUTOVA.COM/FINANCING WE NEED YOUR TRADE, ALL TRADE-IN'S WELCOME!!! Affordable Extended Warranties Available. Ask your sales representative for more information! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our fantastic selection and our beautiful new Chantilly showroom located at: 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd.Suite 150Chantilly, VA 20152 We are open 7 days a week for your convenience! Call, text, email or stop by today! Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 8 pm and every Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
37,293 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
List$20,595
Est.Loan: $375/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
40,498 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$25,800
Est.Loan: $470/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015
38,610 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
List$28,400
Est.Loan: $517/mo
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L/CERTIFIED!!! CLEAN CARFAX!!! 2 NEW TIRES!!! NEW FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS/ROTORS!!! PREMIUM PACKAGE!!! NAVIGATION!!! HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS!!! BACKUP CAMERA!!! BLIND SPOT MONITOR!!! This Vehicle is L/Certified with Warranty Coverage up to 6 years from the Date of first use and Unlimited Miles!! You will also receive Complimentary Scheduled maintenance for the next 2 years or 20,000 miles!! With 24/7 roadside assistance and trip interruption services. Peace of mind that extends beyond the vehicles original warranty. Thats not all!! It has been through a rigorous 161 point SAFETY and QUALITY inspection! Our Service department is open from 5:30am to 11:00pm 365 days a year!!! NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!!! With FREE Wi-Fi internet Caf�, Childrens Play Area, Snacks, massage chairs and Sports Lounge. Be a part of the Pohanka Lexus family. Pohanka Lexus At your Service since 1919 Many of our Vehicles are not yet listed on the internet so please contact us to find what you are you looking for. *SiriusXM satellite radio (complimentary 90-day trial subscription included)
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
27,830 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$26,401
Est.Loan: $481/mo
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2015 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD in Obsidian, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, BLIND SPOT MONITORS, LOW MILES, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER, 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 2015
28,369 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
List$26,500
Est.Loan: $483/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015
37,686 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(2)
VINS
16.2 mi away
List$25,888
Est.Loan: $471/mo
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Gorgeous Brown with Rioja Red interior '15 Lexus IS250 well equipped with F sport Package, Premium Package, Blind Spot Assist, 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights,sunroof, keyless entry dual climate control, 8-inch color display, Bluetooth connectivity,iPod/USB inputs, Sport tuned suspension, upgraded brake pads,heated and ventilated front sport seats, aluminum pedals and much more. Call and schedule a test drive today! At AP Fairfax we are committed to providing you with an experience that Redefines Car-buying by working with non-commissioned sales staff and completing your purchase in 1 hour or less when your Financing is already arranged. We are so confident in our vehicles that we offer a 48 HOUR, NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Come and experience the AP Fairfax difference!!!
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
19,380 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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--- 1 Owner W 19 K Miles Only - Full Factory Warranty - Premium Pkg, 2015 Lexus is 250 Sedan, Loaded w Blind Spot w Cross Traffic Alert, Navigation System, Rear View Camera, Silver Lining Metallic w Black Leather, Equipped with Automatic Transmission, Keyless Go w Comfort Access, Front Heated And Cooled Seats, Luxury Trim Woodgrain On Console And Doors, Dual Zone Climate, Power Seats w Lumbar & Memory, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Sunroof, Power Window, Power Lock, Cruise Control, Traction Control, Am/Fm/Cd, Hd Radio, Auxiliary, Satellite, Usb, Parking Sensor, Led Headlights, Rain Sensing Wipers, Eco And Sport Mode.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
24,329 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
CarMax
18 mi away
List$26,998
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
47,619 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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***DEALER SERVICED, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER, ALL WHEEL DRIVE.....................2015 LEXUS IS250 AWD SEDAN, STARFIRE PEARL WITH A BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, DUAL HEATED/COOLED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, POWER SUNROOF, PARKTRONIC, FOGLIGHTS, REAR SPOILER, DUAL EXHAUST, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, PREMIUM ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 47K MILES, BALANCE OF FULL FACTORY BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Lexus IS 250 2015
19,449 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$25,821
Est.Loan: $470/mo
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Super Nice Low Mileage 1 Owner 2015 Lexus IS 250 AWD Sedan Loaded with Navigation, Blind Spot Monitor, Heated & Cooled 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 the Remainder of the Fantastic Lexus Factory 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 Wholesale/Purchase 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.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
36,185 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$22,980
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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This 2015 Lexus IS 250 is offered to you for sale by Brown's Manassas Subaru. Browns Manassas Subaru is your destination for a Hassle Free way of buying your next pre-owned vehicle! We price all our vehicles the BEST No Hassle Price from the start with the focus on Saving you time and money. All of our vehicles are hand picked and under go a rigorous 127 point inspection by our certified technicians. Most of the vehicles under 125000 miles and less than 10 years old are covered by 3 months/3000 miles power train warranty, exclusions apply to certain brands and models. 3 days exchange policy. Please call dealer for details. Unlike other dealers there are NO hidden reconditioning fees!
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
36,820 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
Tricars
19.3 mi away
List$24,500
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Navigation Package Includes navigation system with high-resolution display, NavTraffic, NavWeather, Sports, Stocks, Fuel Prices, and Lexus Enform with Safety Connect, Lexus Insider, Bluetooth 3.0 hands-free phone capabilities, casual language voice recognition system, HD Radio with iTunes tagging, MP3/WMA and dual USB/iPod audio input plugs, and backup camera.Luxury Package Includes twin projector LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming exterior mirrors with auto reverse tilt, memory for two drivers, including drivers seat, exterior mirrors, heated power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, perforated leather interior trim, and Linear Brown wood interior trim.Blind Spot Monitor, Full Balance of Lexus Factory Warranty until January 2019 or 50,000 miles and Drivetrain Warranty until January 2021 or 70,000 miles.
Lexus IS 250 2015
40,243 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
List$23,495
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
30,714 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$27,397
Est.Loan: $499/mo
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CARFAX CERTIFIED ** ONE OWNER ** CLEAN CARFAX ** 2015 LEXUS IS 250 ** 2.5 V6 DOHC 24 VVT-I ** 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC WITH ECT-I TRANSMISSION ** ALL WHEEL DRIVE ** GPS/NAVIGATION ** BLUETOOTH AUDIO ** LEATHER SEATING ** HEATED AND COOLED FRONT SEATS ** SUNROOF/MOONROOF ** SMART KEY TECHNOLOGY ** USB AND AUX PORTS ** 8 SPEAKER UPGRADED SOUND SYSTEM ** SIRUS/XM RADIO READY ** DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL ** LEXUS ENFORM READY AND MUCH MORE ** CALL ONE OF OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE SALES CONSULTANTS FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VEHICLES.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
36,666 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$25,986
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
List$29,750
Est.Loan: $542/mo
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Features: -Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters -17 Aluminum Wheels -Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/One-Touch Open/Close -SmartAccess with Push-Button Start/Stop -Rear View Mirror- Auto Dimming, HomeLink Garage Door Opener -Bluetooth hands free phone & audio streaming -Lexus Enform Safety Connect- Automatic Collision Notification,Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button (SOS), & Enhanced Roadside Assistance Capabilities after enrollment -SiriusXM Satellite Radio -Real-time Traffic and Weather - Lexus confidently stands behind these exceptional vehicles with the L/Certified Limited Warranty,* when combined with the new-vehicle Basic Warranty, can provide up to six years of vehicle warranty coverage. Mileage is unlimited. The L/Certified Limited Warranty offers many of the coverage benefits and privileges new-car buyers receive. To find out what is and isn't covered, see below or visit your Lexus dealer for complete details. UNDER WARRANTY The L/Certified Limited Warranty includes coverage for a complimentary loaner car,* Roadside Assistance* and Trip Interruption Service. Warranty is valid for a minimum of two years/unlimited mileage after the expiration of 4-year/50,000 mile new-vehicle Basic Warranty, or two years from your L/Certified purchase or lease date, whichever occurs later. Mileage is unlimited. There is no deductible: Repairs made under this warranty will be made at no cost to you. Except for excluded components (see below), this warranty covers any repair or replacement of components that fail under normal use due to a defect in materials or workmanship, such as: engine, transmission, steering, brakes (excluding rotors and pads), fuel system, cooling, A/C and heating systems, electrical, and restraint systems. From the day you purchase or lease your L/Certified Vehicle, you receive Complimentary Maintenance AT ANY U.S. CONTINENTAL LEXUS DEALER covering the next four factory-recommended services for two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
28,285 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$27,796
Est.Loan: $506/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 offers daring styling, excellent build quality and benchmark steering feel, but it trails most rivals in performance and fuel efficiency.

vehicle overview

Following last year's thorough redesign, the 2015 Lexus IS 250 essentially stands pat. We've applauded the current IS's much-improved interior with newfound rear legroom, and its head-turning style doesn't hurt, either. On the other hand, the IS 250 must make do with a relatively soft and inefficient V6 engine under the hood. Although it shares many strengths with its more powerful IS 350 sibling, this weakness clearly holds the IS 250 back.

That's not to say the IS 250 can't compete. If you're not fixated on acceleration or fuel economy, you'll find much to like about this compact luxury sedan. Standard features are generous, including xenon headlights, a sunroof and dual-zone automatic climate control. The upscale cabin design stands out, too, giving the Germans all they can handle in terms of both aesthetics and build quality. Out on the road, meanwhile, we've declared the car's steering to be class-leading for its natural feel and remarkable precision.

This is an extremely competitive segment, however, so the IS 250's aging 2.5-liter V6 sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. Despite putting out around 100 fewer horses than the IS 350's more modern 3.5-liter V6, the little 2.5 is barely better on gas -- and that's according to the official EPA ratings. In our real-world testing, the IS 250 actually trailed the IS 350 by a significant 3.1 mpg. Why? Partly because the smaller engine has to work a lot harder, and partly because it's paired with an old-school six-speed automatic transmission instead of the IS 350's fresh eight-speed unit.

If you're looking for alternatives, a perennial favorite in this class is the 2015 BMW 3 Series sedan, which offers a pair of potent and highly efficient four-cylinder engines. The other usual suspects include the 2015 Audi A4 and the completely redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, both of which enjoy performance and efficiency advantages of their own. For Lexus loyalists, the pricier IS 350 merits serious consideration due to its superior engine and transmission. The Edmunds "B"-rated IS 250 is a perfectly fine car in isolation, but given the fast company it keeps, it may leave you wanting more.

trim levels & features

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 is a compact luxury sedan offered in two trim levels: base and Crafted Line. The IS 350 is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED running lights/foglights/taillights, heated exterior mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, eight-way power front seats with driver power lumbar (and seat heaters in the all-wheel-drive IS 250), leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a 8-inch color display with a console-mounted control dial, voice-command functionality and an eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, HD radio, iTunes tagging, satellite radio and dual iPod/USB inputs. The IS 250 also comes with Siri Eyes Free mode (compatible with select iPhones), which basically turns the car into a rolling iPhone. You can access iTunes, hear and compose text messages and e-mails, arrange your calendar and more, all facilitated by Apple's chatty digital assistant using the audio system's speakers and Bluetooth microphone.

Also standard is a new smartphone app, Lexus Enform Remote, which includes features like remote engine start, door and window status check (with remote operation capability), fuel level check and a vehicle locator in case you lose track of where you parked. Furthermore, if you loan your IS 250 to someone, Enform Remote can alert you when preset parameters like speed or distance are exceeded.

Many desirable IS 250 options are grouped into packages. The Premium package includes LED headlights and heated and ventilated front seats. The Navigation package replaces the standard infotainment control dial with Lexus' Remote Touch mouse-type controller and adds a navigation system, a rearview camera (with new dynamic grid lines for 2015), enhanced Bluetooth (with automatic phonebook download capability) and the smartphone-based Enform App Suite (integrating Bing, Yelp, Pandora and other handy Internet services). A 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system can be added to navigation-equipped IS 250s.

The Luxury package includes the Premium package and the rearview camera, and adds auto-dimming exterior mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, wood trim, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel (with heating on AWD models), driver memory functions, a rearview camera (with new dynamic grid lines for 2015), a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and a power rear sunshade.

The F Sport package features a full-mesh treatment for the grille, a revised front bumper (which loses the foglights), staggered-width 18-inch wheels (with either summer or all-season tires), a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brake pads, stainless steel door-sill inserts, heated and ventilated front sport seats with enhanced bolstering, aluminum pedals, a black headliner, perforated leather trim, a heated steering wheel (AWD only) and a special sport-oriented TFT gauge cluster.

Building on the F Sport's equipment, the Crafted Line is a limited-edition IS 250 that adds unique paint, a two-tone red and black interior, a two-piece set of Tumi luggage, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts and a navigation system.

Other stand-alone options for the base IS include a few of the above items as well as same-width 18-inch wheels (with either summer or all-season tires), adaptive cruise control (bundled with a collision preparation system), a lane-departure warning system with automatic headlights and front and rear parking sensors.

performance & mpg

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that produces 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission, and buyers can choose between rear- and all-wheel-drive variants. In Edmunds testing, a rear-wheel-drive IS 250 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, a tepid time for this segment.

EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 24 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 23 mpg combined (20/27) with all-wheel drive. On our diverse 120-mile evaluation route, the same rear-wheel-drive IS 250 test car returned 23 mpg. Rivals with turbocharged four-cylinders dust the IS 250 in both acceleration and fuel-efficiency, and even the explosive six-cylinder BMW 335i is a bit more frugal at the pump.

safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2015 IS 250 includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and rear-seat side airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, an IS 250 F Sport with 18-inch wheels and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 118 feet, a lackluster showing compared to similarly equipped rivals.

Lexus Enform Safety Connect is also standard and incorporates automatic collision notification, a stolen-vehicle locator, an emergency assist button and roadside assistance. Optional safety upgrades include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a lane-departure warning system with automatic headlights. The optional adaptive cruise control brings a collision preparation system that uses radar to monitor traffic conditions ahead; if a collision is deemed imminent, it automatically tightens the front seatbelts and increases initial braking power, though automatic panic braking is not included.

In government crash testing, the 2015 Lexus IS 250 received five out of five stars overall, with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the IS 250 its highest rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

driving

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 leaves little to be desired in terms of ride comfort unless you're talking about the F Sport. With that package's sport-tuned suspension, the IS rides harshly on rough pavement, and the rear end has a tendency to bounce around. Otherwise, the IS 250 is an eminently pleasant daily driver, and its stretched wheelbase relative to earlier IS generations gives it a more substantial feel on the highway. In keeping with Lexus' reputation, wind noise is minimal, though road noise can intrude if the summer tires are specified.

On curvy roads, the IS 250's steering is unexpectedly communicative and precise. In contrast to previous years, the IS feels more alive through its steering wheel than a BMW 3 Series. Great handling is about more than just steering, however, and the IS 250 ultimately lacks the grip and playfulness to compete at this segment's highest levels. That's particularly disappointing in the stiffly sprung F Sport model, where performance is supposedly a top priority. To be fair, the IS 250 feels suitably sporty unless you're really pushing it.

interior

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 has as nice an interior as you'll find in this segment, and it's identical to that of the IS 350, so you're not penalized for choosing the entry-level model. Supple leather and handsome wood and metallic accents are used liberally, and the quality of the plastics is hard to fault. As expected in a Lexus, everything seems to be screwed together exceptionally well, too. Notably, the F Sport's unique TFT-enhanced gauge cluster features a physical gauge with a motorized sliding function; it's a nifty parlor trick, even if it isn't particularly useful.

Basic controls throughout the cabin are intuitive and easy to use. However, the mouselike Remote Touch controller for the navigation system is an intriguing idea that needs more refinement. The controller and on-screen cursor are immediately familiar from computer use, but placing the cursor is difficult, and if you've incorrectly clicked, there's no convenient hard "back" button. Moreover, because all of the icons are the same dull colors, differentiating among them without taking your eyes off the road is needlessly challenging.

The IS 250's nicely shaped front seats provide exemplary comfort, though even the F Sport's extended bolsters could be more supportive during spirited maneuvers. As for the backseat, it's been completely transformed for this generation. Boasting ample legroom and surprisingly adequate headroom, it's now on par with the best in this sometimes cramped segment. The trunk can hold a maximum of 13.8 cubic feet of luggage, which is slightly above average, and the rear seatbacks fold down for additional load flexibility.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2015 Lexus IS 250.

IS 250 F Sport Better Than Expected!!!
Shaymasdaddy, 7/11/2015
I bought the IS to replace my '09 TL SH-AWD which was getting long in the tooth. And yes I lost over 100 hp but the engine and transmission work so well together that the IS 250 is deceptively quick and very responsive. So far, I don't miss my TL. I chose the Atomic Silver with the Red interior and it is definitely one of the best color combinations Lexus has to offer. Based on how I drove my TL, the IS 250 F Sport has plenty of 'real world' power. The IS 350 is nice but the additional 102 hp not necessary to enjoy the features of this sports sedan. 1/13/17 Update - my IS is still rock solid. I now have 26k miles and is a joy to drive everyday. I replaced the tires at 19k miles with Michelin Pilot Super Sports and it handles much better than when I 1st purchased it.
Love it!
n_b, 2/17/2015
I traded up from the previous model IS250 (model year 2009) and I couldn't be happier! While the cars may share an engine and drivetrain, the 2015 model is a significant improvement over the previous model. Lexus has really changed the dynamics of the car with the chassis and steering; the car feels incredbily sharp, if not overwhelmingly powerful. 204 HP may not be tops in this class, but it has always felt sufficient to me for what I require. Forget the AWD and save weight and mpg, you aren't going to drive this car in the snow anyways (the ground clearance alone won't allow it). In RWD the IS250 has enough power to satisfy, and you will always look better next to a C class or 3 series!
Wish I would have kept the BMW
Joe, 9/19/2015
This car doesn't have acceleration nor the power of the BMW 328i. However, it has the feel of a luxury automobile. The styling is great inside and out. I love the fighter jet cockpit feel. The seats are wonderfully comfortable. Of course the heated seats are great but the ventilated seats are divine. With the Lexus you get BMW quality and Lexus reliability.
Nice job Lexus!
todd_d, 1/24/2015
1st time lexus owner, extremely happy with our purchase. Don't let the 206 hp rating discourage you, the car is quite quick and responsive. Power is very linear with strong pull all the way through the rev range. It feels much faster than it actually is, which is a huge plus in the fun factor. Steering is very precise, and the car stays flat through the corners at high speeds. Ride is firm, yet forgiving over small bumps. You quickly see where your dollar went when you drive it, Lexus has this suspension dialed in. Road noise is minimal. Great visibility. Base level stereo is great. Would recommend this car to anyone who can see the value in a performance oriented car. **Update** Have had the car for 2 years now. Mileage is not good. Averaging around 21 mpg with an even mix of city/highway driving, with "ECO" mode selected. Have really focussed on driving it extremely conservatively to try get the best possible mileage and it just doesn't seem to ever get any better. I chose the smaller V6 rather than the IS350 for better mileage and am very disappointed. Our old Accord V6 which had much more power, averaged around 5 mpg better, I don't get it. Otherwise, car has had no issues.
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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
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
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.7%
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
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2015 Lexus IS 250
Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 Overview

The Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A), Crafted Line 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), and Crafted Line 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Lexus IS 250?

Save up to $500 on one of 76 Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $20,595 as of08/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 Base is priced between $20,595 and$30,636 with odometer readings between 6200 and70136 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 Crafted Line is priced between $23,408 and$26,998 with odometer readings between 13000 and46951 miles.

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