Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 Sedan

2015 Lexus IS 250
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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.

Used 2015 Lexus IS 250 Sedan for Sale

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$23,615
Est.Loan: $430/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
58,678 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(6)
Ourisman Chantilly Toyota
9 mi away
List$20,377
Est.Loan: $371/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
54,274 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$21,250
Est.Loan: $387/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
39,953 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(3)
Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly
10.2 mi away
List$28,400
Est.Loan: $517/mo
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L/CERTIFIED!!! CLEAN CARFAX!!! 4 NEW TIRES!!! 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 LexusAt 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
38,018 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(1)
Koons Tysons Toyota
14.8 mi away
List$27,701
Est.Loan: $504/mo
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2015 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD in Ultra White, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, BLIND SPOT MONITORS, HEATED SEATS, LEATHER INTERIOR, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER. 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 AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
30,321 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(5)
Koons Tysons Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
15.7 mi away
List$24,444
Est.Loan: $445/mo
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Discerning drivers will appreciate the 2015 Lexus IS 250! A great car and a great value! This 4 door, 5 passenger sedan just recently passed the 30,000 mile mark! Lexus prioritized fit and finish as evidenced by: a built-in garage door transmitter, heated seats, and the power moon roof opens up the cabin to the natural environment. It features an automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and a refined 6 cylinder engine. You will have a pleasant shopping experience that is fun, informative, and never high pressured. Please don't hesitate to give us a call. 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$22,988
Est.Loan: $419/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
17,825 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
CarMax
18 mi away
List$25,998
Est.Loan: $473/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, 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.Prior Use:Fleet
Lexus IS 250 2015
29,702 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***BALANCE OF FULL FACTORY WARRANTY.....................................2015 LEXUS IS250 F-SPORT, PEARL RED WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH STEERING WHEEL PADDLE SHIFTERS, POWER SUNROOF, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, DUAL HEATED/COOLED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, DUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, KEYLESS ENTRY, TINTED GLASS, DUAL EXHAUST, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, TRACTION CONTROL, 18 INCH STAGGERED ALLOY WHEELS WITH 4 NEW TIRES, ONLY 29K MILES***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, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
32,604 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
Tricars
19.3 mi away
List$24,500
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015
51,117 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(2)
Koons Ford of Falls Church
20.7 mi away
List$22,690
Est.Loan: $413/mo
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2015 Lexus IS 250 Silver Lining Metallic AWD, Black w/Leather Seat Trim or Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim, Heated front seats, Navigation System, Navigation System Package, Power moonroof, Rear Back-Up Camera w/Dynamic Gridlines. 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 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
29,344 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$21,533
Est.Loan: $392/mo
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$300 Below Market
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This Lexus IS is ready to roll today and is the perfect car for you. It is a super clean one-owner car, one of the best that we have ever seen. An odometer that reads 29,344 miles speaks for itself. This IS has been well maintained with a long, healthy life ahead of it. The interior of this beautiful Lexus IS is completely smoke free. We know the stress of worrying about buying a 'lemon' car and can provide the complete SERVICE HISTORY to help put your worries to rest. Building upon our commitment to excel in customer satisfaction, every vehicle within our dealership is subjected to an unmitigated MULTI-POINT INSPECTION. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards.This car can hold its own with its powerful 2.5L V6 24V DOHC engine. Enjoy life a little more freely with the responsibility of this fuel efficient Lexus IS. Don't let the road dictate your drive, take control of it with this fine tuned suspension. With it's superior ground clearance and tough off-road suspension, you will be able to take on anything that mother nature throws at you. One thing we can assure you of is that pampered luxury is what this ride is all about. You've heard of the old saying, "Everything but the kitchen sink?" Well, to be fair, there simply wasn't room for anything else on this fully equipped Lexus IS. We have gone over this car with a fine tooth comb and can assure you that everything under the hood is in perfect working order. Looking at this car, and you will have 'love at first site.' Its exterior is impeccable and ready to show off. The interior is in perfect condition without a spot on it anywhere. All essential mechanical systems are in solid working order leaving you with years between any required maintenance. The previous owner kept this exterior in good condition and kept it from rusting and getting dings and dents. The interior is really quite clean and has no unsightly stains or rips anywhere to be found. We run a CARFAX report on every car we buy and make that information available to you just for asking. We are proud to be a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. Every car that we sell has been thoroughly inspected by us and is also comes with a clean history as verified by CARFAX. Check out the included CARFAX report which shows this car to be a one-owner vehicle. We included our STANDARD WARRANTY with this car, so you can rest easy with your purchase. Stop by or call us for specific details. We have an optional extended warranty program available for an incredibly low price. Don't hesitate to ask. 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. Call us today at (703) 685-9312 to find out just how low your monthly payments can be with approved credit and low money down. We set this car's price well below its BLUE BOOK value because we want it to move fast. It is only a matter of time before someone snags up this great deal. With amazing deals at Merlex Auto Group, you will be sure to drive away smiling. We are conveniently located near Woodbine.
Lexus IS 250 2015
29,039 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
(20)
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
25.8 mi away
List$26,770
Est.Loan: $487/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
36,002 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(4)
Lindsay Cadillac of Alexandria
25.8 mi away
List$23,295
Est.Loan: $424/mo
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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$24,097
Est.Loan: $439/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 (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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$300 Below Market
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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!! 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.
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
71,286 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
IAD Auto
34.5 mi away
List$19,777
Est.Loan: $360/mo
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$300 Below Market
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IAD AUTO is honored to present a wonderful example of pure vehicle design... this 2015 Lexus IS 250 only has 70,136 miles on it and could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! Drive home in your new pre-owned vehicle with the knowledge you're fully backed by the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. Simply put, this all wheel drive vehicle is engineered with higher standards. Enjoy improved steering, superior acceleration, and increased stability and safety while driving this AWD LexusIS 250 . You've found the one you've been looking for. Your dream car. More information about the 2015 Lexus IS 250: The mid-size performance sedan segment is a popular place, but the Lexus IS sedan more than holds its own among the offerings from INFINITI, BMW and Cadillac. While powertrains remain the same for 2015, top-to-bottom refinement everywhere else -- along with Lexus' unbeatable build quality -- has made the IS a bigger and yet more dynamic driver's car. Strengths of this model include technology options, all-wheel drive availability, Attractive styling, and build quality and refinement -- INSTALLED FEATURES: Air filtration, Front air conditioning zones: dual, Front air conditioning: automatic climate control, Airbag deactivation: occupant sensing passenger, Front airbags: dual, Knee airbags: dual front, Side airbags: front, Side curtain airbags: front, Antenna type: diversity, Auxiliary audio input: Bluetooth, Digital Sound Processing, In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM, Satellite radio: SiriusXM, Speed sensitive volume control, Total speakers: 8, Watts: 293, ABS: 4-wheel, Braking assist, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Front brake diameter: 11.7, Front brake type: ventilated disc, Power brakes, Rear brake diameter: 11.5, Rear brake type: disc, Armrests: rear center folding with storage, Door sill trim: scuff plate, Floor mat material: carpet, Floor material: carpet, Floor mats: front, Interior accents: leather, Shift knob trim: leather, Steering wheel trim: leather, Assist handle: front, Cargo area light, Center console: front console with armrest and storage, Courtesy lights: door, Cruise control, Cupholders: front, Dimming rearview mirror: auto, Multi-function remote: illuminated entry, One-touch windows: 4, Power outlet(s): 115V, Power steering, Power windows: lockout button, Push-button start, Reading lights: front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls: audio, Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic, Storage: accessory hook, Touch-sensitive controls, Universal remote transmitter: Homelink - garage door opener, Vanity mirrors: dual, 4WD type: full time, Axle ratio: 4.10, Door handle color: body-color, Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel, Exhaust: dual tip, Front air dam, Front bumper color: body-color, Grille color: chrome surround, Mirror color: body-color, Rear bumper color: body-color, Window trim: chrome, Clock, Compass, Digital odometer, External temperature display, Fuel economy display: MPG, Gauge: tachometer, Multi-function display, Trip odometer: 2, Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, Daytime running lights: LED, Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps, Front fog lights, Headlights: HID/Xenon, Taillights: LED, Side mirror adjustments: manual folding, Side mirrors: heated, Moonroof / Sunroof: anti-trapping, Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors, Crumple zones: front, Emergency interior trunk release, Energy absorbing steering column, First aid kit, Impact absorbing bumpers, Emergency locking retractors: front, Front seatbelts: 3-point, Rear seatbelts: 3-point, Seatbelt force limiters: front, Seatbelt pretensioners: front, Seatbelt warning sensor: front, Driver seat power adjustments: height, Driver seat: heated, Front headrests: adjustable, Front seat type: bucket, Passenger seat power adjustments: height, Passenger seat: heated, Rear headrests: adjustable, Rear seat folding: split, Rear seat type: 60-40 split bench, Upholstery: leatherette, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system: engine immobilizer, Power door locks: anti-lockout, Rolling code security, Stability control, Traction control, Steering ratio: 13.3, Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8, Front shock type: gas, Front spring type: coil, Front stabilizer bar, Front suspension classification: independent, Front suspension type: double wishbone, Rear shock type: gas, Rear spring type: coil, Rear stabilizer bar, Rear suspension classification: independent, Rear suspension type: multi-link, Electronic messaging assistance: with read function, pre-wired for phone, Wireless data link: Bluetooth, Spare tire mount location: inside, Spare tire size: temporary, Spare wheel type: steel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire type: all season, Wheels: alloy, Front wipers: variable intermittent, Power windows: safety reverse, Window defogger: rear
Lexus IS 250 2015 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
32,107 miles
Used 2015
Lexus IS 250
Base
(5)
J.B.A. INFINITI
40.5 mi away
List$24,895
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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2015 Lexus IS 250 AWD in Silver Lining Metallic with Black Interior with only 32k miles. LOADED WITH **PREMIUM PACKAGE**, **NAVIGATION PACKAGE**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **BLIND SPOT MONITOR**, **HEATED FRONT SEATS**, 8 Speakers, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Automatic temperature control, Back-Up Camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, CD player, Electrochromatic Mirror w/Blind Spot Monitor, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Power Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, High intensity discharge headlights: Bi-Xenon, Lexus Premium Audio System, MP3 decoder, Navigation System, Navigation System Package, NuLuxe Seat Trim, Outside temperature display, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium Package, Radio data system, Rear Back-Up Camera w/Dynamic Gridlines, Remote keyless entry, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Twin Projector LED Headlamps. Welcome to Maryland's #1 INFINITI Certified Pre Owned Dealer. Go to www.jbainfiniti.com to view over 30 photos of this vehicle. Every pre-owned vehicle for sale has completed J.B.A. INFINITI's 150+ point quality check to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. Call us now @ (855) 742-5905.

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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.


Consumer reviews

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

Overall Consumer Rating

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

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