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2011 Lexus IS250

2011 Lexus IS250 Review

(4 Stars)  Good balance of luxury and performance

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Overview
The IS 250 is Lexus' smaller sedan. It is on par with the BMW 3 series or an Audi A4. It has been in production since 2000, with a major update in 2005. The IS 250 is a 5 passenger sedan with 4 wheel disc brakes mounted on 17" wheels. Rear wheel drive is standard with an option to have the engine drive all four wheels. The 250 is available in a retractable hardtop version, called the 250c, but the option for all wheel drive is not available with the convertible.

Power for this platform comes in the form a 2.5 liter V-6 which produces 204 HP and 185 Ft-Lbs. of torque. The engine is Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEVII) certified. Power is routed out of the engine via a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic transmission.

While the standard feature list is impressive, so are the options: Bi-Xenon headlights, Birdseye Maple interior, Navigation with rearview camera, and adaptive cruise control with Bluetooth. A performance package is also available which serves up larger wheels and tires along with some other sportier options.

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