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New 2014 Lexus IS 250 Reviews See 2013

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Average Overall Rating:

4.9/5

Value:
4.3/5
Exterior:
4.6/5
Interior:
4.6/5
Comfort:
4.7/5
Performance:
4.4/5
Reliability:
5.0/5

6 of 7 (85%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
5/5

Very fun to drive

Reviewed by Not a 3014 C0rvette but fun to drive
April 01, 2014

After driving the Mercedes c250 and BMW 3 series. I went with the Lexus IS250 more bang for the buck and a lot more fun to drive...!

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
4/5
Value:
4/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
5/5

My IS250 F-Sport

Reviewed by Leon Chien
March 07, 2014

Got my IS250 F-Sport in February and so far I have to say I enjoy every minute driving it. I have a long commute driving to work daily and this car saves me on gas expense compares to my previous vehicle (Acura TL) It has eco, normal, sport options available to meet the needs you have on the road. The exterior looks unique from the front grill to the tail light gives a bold and aggressive look, and with 4x18" rims come with the sport package... it's just a beaty.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
5/5

My new 2014 IS250

Reviewed by Eric, a car guy
November 15, 2013

sharp-handling race car, it's not. But for everyday practical use and just a cruise in a beautiful car that doesn't break the bank, this car is great. Buff mags were down on the carry-over 2.5 engine, but It's fine. Mine is brand-new, only had it a few days so I haven't really tested it, but I find it very good looking on the outside. I find myself looking back every time I park it. The interior is very comfortable, especially the driver's seat. Nav is intuitive, features like blind spot monitors are very handy. The car feels modern. One small surprise but not a deal breaker, no memory seats. Day by day I'm driving it a bit harder just to see it's limits. It's not really 'sporty' like my X1, but it's tons more lux. So far (and I haven't said this about a purchase in years), love it.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
4/5
Exterior:
3/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
5/5

Nice Upgrade from CT200h

Reviewed by Trojan Fan
November 04, 2013

My previous car was a 2011 Lexus CT200h. The CT was a nice car to drive, even though the hybrid engine left quite a bit to be desired. Since I was desiring more power and space, it was natural for me to move up to the Lexus IS250. The IS is quite the upgrade from my CT and way more fun to drive. The car feels planted to the ground and has just about no body roll at all. The steering feels light but not overboosted like other cars. If you switch to sport mode, then the steering feels heavier which is nice for a canyon drive. I like the side-profile and rear-end design of the new IS, but the front does look ugly. The interior design is ok, it does feel a bit more upscale over the CT though I like the CT's dash better. The NuLuxe in the IS is much softer and feels better than the CT. I feel that the driver's seat room is tight, and it has taken me a bit to fiddle with the seating position adjustments. I did a lot of research before buying and a lot of reviews and web forums panned the 250 engine as weak and lacking. Coming from the 134-hp hybrid CT, I naturally find the 250 to be very powerful for my tastes and I think it is adequate enough for daily driving. I have no difficulty making freeway merges and can reach 75-80 MPH easily. I don't understand why one would need more power unless they need to show off their speed or something. Fuel economy isn't great, as I am averaging only 22-23 mpg in a lot of stop and go traffic. Obviously, I do miss the CT in this regard.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
3/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

I love the car but it gets terrible gas mileage

Reviewed by fearful driver
October 29, 2013

I love the car but it get's 10 galloms less a mile than sticker advertised and Lexus esentially says tough.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: NO

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Fun and sporty

Reviewed by dreamer
October 18, 2013

I haven't had the IS very long, but so far, I am very pleased. The handling is great, it has a lot of zip, and I love the new styling.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
4/5
Exterior:
4/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

A Great Car!

Reviewed by db
September 03, 2013

I have been driving my IS250 F-Sport exactly two months now. This car has been a thrill! For those who like to speed or head to the track frequently, you would benefit from the extra power of the 350. For everyone else, the 250 is plenty of power. This car has tight and nicely weighted steering. Fuel economy is incredible, I average 24-25 mpg with 60% city driving. The driving dynamics are very comparable to the E90 BMW 3-series (2006-2011). The current F30 BMW 3-series does not feel as sporty. As for the exterior styling, it does grow on you. I remember thinking how ugly the car looked when I saw the first press photos, but seeing it in person definitely changed my perception. Now I think it is one of the best-looking cars in the segment! Pros: -Very small turning radius, which allows you to easily make tight U-turns -LED DRLs and headlights really stand out -The F-Sport TFT gauges also stand out and are quite functional -The NuLuxe upholstery is very soft and hard to tell that it is not leather Cons: -Location of front cupholders; it is awkward to blindly reach back to grab a drink while driving -No ventilated seats available for the F-Sport package -Could use better plastics in the interior (it's not as cheap as those found in a Toyota, but it's definitely not the same grade you would expect from Lexus) -Center LCD screen is small, compared to the GS. There is room to make it wider

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

 

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.