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2015 Lexus IS 250 vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid than the Lexus IS 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS 250, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Lexus IS 250 or the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Lexus IS 250 is much higher than that for the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 250 is a little narrower than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Lexus IS 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 250 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 250 and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus IS 250 as you will in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus IS 250 than that of the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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2015 Lexus
IS 250

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MSRP*: $36,550 - $39,085

2014 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,805 - $41,650
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% As low as 0.43%
City MPG: 20 - 21 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,994 - $36,350 $32,224 - $37,486

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