Used 2015 Lexus IS 250

2015 Lexus IS 250
List price range
$18,995 - $31,435
2015 Lexus IS 250

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.
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Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 for Sale

Lexus IS 250 2015
30,076 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$24,998
Est.Loan: $455/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 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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)
36,294 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
Capital Auto Sales
8.1 mi away
List$22,995
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**ONE OWNER**CARFAX CERTIFIED** 2015 LEXUS IS 250 AWD with powerful 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i engine and driven only 36,294 miles! ** ONE OWNER ** LEATHER SEATS ** SUNROOF ** BACK-UP CAMERA ** HID HEADLIGHTS ** HEATED & COOLED SEATS ** BLUETOOTH CONNECTION ** KEYLESS START ** SATELLITE RADIO ** WOOD GRAIN TRIM ** MULTI-ZONE AC ** TRACTION CONTROL ** MP3 PLAYER **FOUR BRAND NEW TIRES**NEW BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS** Fully loaded and much more! **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 Crafted Line 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
62,829 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Crafted Line
Virginia Luxury Motors
8.1 mi away
List$23,900
Est.Loan: $435/mo
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$300 Below Market
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FSPORT**NAVIGATION**SUNROOF**SPORT MODE**ECO MODE**BLUETOOTH**LED **HID HEADLIGHTS**BACK UP CAMERA**EXTRA CLEAN!! NO SCRATCHES, NO DINGS, NON-SMOKER...Finance Rates Start at 3.99% ON APPROVED CREDIT.....Over 20 Lenders - High Approval Rates...APPLY ONLINE at WWW.VLMAUTO.COM ....FOR BEST BUYING EXPERIENCE, CALL NOW at 703-957-4600. All Our Cars go through a Rigorous 80 points Full Inspection ..OUR CARS ARE CERTIFIED THROUGH OUR MECHANICS AND COME PRE-INSPECTED. OPEN 7 DAYS...TRADES WELCOMED... WE SHIP EVERYWHERE... COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. Visit Virginia Luxury Motors online at www.vlmauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-957-4600 today to schedule your test drive. We try our best to list all options and details carefully however typos and humanmachine errors are possible, please call in advance to confirm any specific options, colors, condition related questions to avoid any confusions. We train our sales staff regularly however any verbal claims or promises made by the employees of the dealership are not valid unless expressed in writing. Price does not include a dealership processing fee of Six Hundred and Ninety Five dollars. All sales are AS-IS unless expressed otherwise in writing. Vehicle accessories such as extra keys, floor matts, books, navigation disc, shift knobs etc may not come with the vehicle however we can always order these items at our discounted dealership prices which are to be paid by the customer.
Lexus IS 250 2015
22,486 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(6)
Ourisman Chantilly Toyota
9 mi away
List$21,646
Est.Loan: $394/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
40,785 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(16)
Honda Of Chantilly
9.4 mi away
List$22,055
Est.Loan: $402/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
30,321 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(4)
Koons Tysons Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
15.7 mi away
List$22,888
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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2015 Lexus IS 250 Plush Leather Seats Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Heated Seats Automatic Transmission Amazing Low Miles All Wheel Drive 17' x 7.5' 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels 8 Speakers Automatic temperature control Fully automatic headlights Heated door mirrors Lexus Premium Audio System Power moonroof Remote keyless entry Turn signal indicator mirrors AWD 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i 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 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
36,030 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(2)
AP Fairfax
16.2 mi away
List$21,998
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2015 LEXUS IS 250, MOONROOF, BACK UP CAMERA, PUSH BUTTON START, COMFORT ACCESS ENTRY, VERY LOW MILES, SATELLITE RADIO ETC.
Lexus IS 250 2015
30,167 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$24,995
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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***LOW MILEAGE, F SPORT, ONE OWNER.....................2015 LEXUS IS250 F SPORTS SEDAN, SILVER WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH STEERING WHEEL PADDLE SHIFTERS, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, DUAL HEATED/COOLED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, POWER SUNROOF, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, TINTED GLASS, REAR SPOILER, DUAL EXHAUST, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, 18 INCH STAGGERED ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 30K MILES, BALANCE OF FACTORY BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY, CLEAN CARFAX, LEXUS QUALITY AND RELIABILITY***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. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS NO WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Lexus IS 250 2015
24,844 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(2)
Insider's Auto of Manassas
18.8 mi away
List$22,995
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
43,924 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
Tricars
19.3 mi away
List$22,800
Est.Loan: $415/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
33,197 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$22,555
Est.Loan: $411/mo
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Feel right at home behind the wheel of this Lexus IS 250 AWD F-SPORT. We here at Merlex Auto Group have done the research for you and know that this car has had only one previous owner. This is one of the cleanest, low mileage IS 250 AWD F-SPORTs we have had in a long time and it definitely won't last at this price. For you non-smokers out there, the ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. We believe in building consumer confidence and will stand by this belief through providing this full SERVICE HISTORY report. Driven by a determination to earn your confidence, we have taken this car through a painstakingly detailed MULTI-POINT INSPECTION to ensure your utmost satisfaction. Worried about getting stuck with a wrecked car? Not this Lexus IS 250 AWD F-SPORT and we can guarantee it! Highway driving is a breeze with the strong running 2.5L V6 24V DOHC engine under the hood. The 2.5L V6 24V DOHC engine gets great gas mileage and performs well on the highway. The sport wheels and road hugging suspension make handling those curves a breeze. If you require superior ground clearance and an off-road style suspension, then this baby is for you. Feel like royalty in the luxury of this car. This Lexus IS 250 AWD F-SPORT comes fully equipped at a great price. Come by and test drive it today. We have checked and double checked the mechanics of this car to make sure it is perfect. A real cream puff with a perfect exterior, you are going to have a hard time finding a nicer car than this. You'll want to take your shoes off when stepping into this one because the interior is exquisite. The drive train and other major mechanical systems are all confirmed to be in good shape and ready to hit the road. The exterior has some minor scuffs and blemishes but is free of rust, dings, or dents. As with any used vehicle, a certain level of depreciation is expected but the interior of this car is still in beautiful condition. We provide a free CARFAX report without the run around and hassle on this vehicle and all others on our lot. We want to make sure our customers have confidence buying from us. This is the reason we became a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. Nobody wants a car that has been through the ringer. This baby has had just one owner, and the CARFAX report proves it. Our STANDARD WARRANTY on this car covers the drive train and more. Call us today or stop by for specific details. An optional extended warranty is available for added peace of mind. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Merlex Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Interested in low monthly payments? Call us today at (703) 685-9312 or come by to see if you qualify. If you trust BLUE BOOK's pricing then you better believe the fact that we have priced this car below its BLUE BOOK means it won't stay on our lot long. Act today! Customer Satisfaction is Job One ! ! !
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
26,928 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$24,998
Est.Loan: $455/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 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, 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.
Lexus IS 250 2015
29,039 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(19)
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
25.8 mi away
List$25,770
Est.Loan: $469/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
11,248 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$28,998
Est.Loan: $528/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 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
42,319 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
DriveTime Woodbridge
28.9 mi away
List$23,597
Est.Loan: $430/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
25,221 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(17)
Lustine Toyota
29.4 mi away
List$27,535
Est.Loan: $501/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
19,529 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
Auto Market
33.1 mi away
List$18,999
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
27,197 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
Pure Car Buying
33.2 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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**ONE OWNER** 2015 LEXUS IS 250 with powerful 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i engine and driven only 27197 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-634-2649**ABSOLUTELY STUNNING JET BLACK ON PREMIUM BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR IS250 LUXURY SPORTS SEDAN. THIS LEXUS IS FULLY LOADED WITH ON BOARD COMPUTER BACK UP CAMERA HAS DUAL POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT HEATED SEATS AND COOLED SEATS POWER SUNROOF DUAL AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROLS PUSH START LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL HID/LED LAMPS PREMIUM SPORT PACKAGE WHEELS BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY PREMIUM AUDIO HD RADIO AND ONLY 27K MILES THIS ONE LOOKS AND DRIVES PERFECT CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE!! NO HIDDEN FEE'S!! APPLY FOR PRE-APPROVAL FINANCING AT WWW.PURECARBUYING.COM Visit Pure Car Buying online at purecarbuying.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-634-2649 today to schedule your test drive.Additional InformationA/C Front?Alloy Wheels?CD Player?Anti-Lock Brakes?Driver Air Bag?Dual Climate Controls?Leather Interior?Leather Seats?Power Mirrors?Power Seats?Power Steering?Power Windows?Premium Sound System?Side Air Bag?Sunroof/Moonroof?Tilt Wheel?Traction Control?MP3 Player?Chrome Wheels?Backup Camera?Keyless Entry ?Bluetooth Connection?Passenger Air Bag?HID headlights?Rear Air Bags?Power Door Locks?Cruise Control?AM/FM Stereo?Heat/AC ?Auxiliary Audio Input?Multi-Zone A/C?Steering Wheel Audio Controls?Brake Assist?Power Brakes?Air Conditioning?Interval Wipers// Please Visit Us At www.PureCarBuying.com.Visit Pure Car Buying online at purecarbuying.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-634-2649 today to schedule your test drive.

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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.

2015 Lexus IS 250 configurations

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.

2015 Highlights

The 2015 Lexus IS 250 is newly compatible with an Enform Remote mobile app that offers numerous handy features, including remote start, location finder and vehicle status check. A limited-edition trim level called Crafted Line with specialized paint and interior touches has been added to the lineup, and a heated steering wheel is now available on all AWD models.

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.


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Most helpful consumer reviews

Wish I would have kept the BMW
Joe,09/19/2015
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.
Love it!
n_b,02/17/2015
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!
Nice job Lexus!
todd_d,01/24/2015
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.
IS 250 F Sport Better Than Expected!!!
Shaymasdaddy,07/11/2015
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.
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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: IS 250 Sedan. 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).

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