2007 Lexus IS 250
There are 26 user reviews for the 6-Speed Sequential with All Wheel Drive trim shown below
- Ride is excellant;model is awesome; trim is great
what a car! It has three driving mode for snow, normal and extra power option. great control over on drive. good stability on the road while high speed. I am proud to owne '07 IS 250 AWD.
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- Well engineered, great AWD system, comfortable even for tall people, good performance
- Consider the back seat a parcel shelf - pretty much useless if you�re tall, brake dust is annoying
With all the snow we've recently experienced in the NW, we�ve found the AWD system to be superb, rivals our RX 330 in bad weather and is much more fun to drive. We have driven the IS over our mountain passes, and had zero trouble, even in near blizzard conditions. There is sufficient power in the 250 to get one into trouble, but also to keep one out of trouble. Unusually good road handling and the car corners like it�s on rails. This vehicle is sporty, without being a service center magnet, reliability seems to be excellent. Fuel mileage, since new, has averaged 24+ and that includes some severe winter driving conditions. We have see 30 MPG on the open road.
A few nit picks, rear seat is about useless, especially if you are tall, and have the fronts moved back. There should be a folding mechanism for the rear seats rather than just a ski pass through. As mentioned above, the brake dust on the rims is really annoying, our RX doesn�t have this issue, and from what I�ve read, it seems to be peculiar to the IS (both 250 and 350). One other issue is the headlights which seem a bit low. We had to have ours adjusted as when new, anything over 20 MPH was overdriving the lights (turns out that they were miss-adjusted from factory � better now but still not great).
To sum it up, we would buy the car again. Performance, mileage and comfort are great, and priced well below the competing offerings of other true sport sedans....read morehide
22 out of 32 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Looks fantastic, Handles amazingly, Interior is uber luxurious
- brake dust is very annoying,
This is a fantastic car. It hugs the road like no other car but without sacrificing ride quality as say a BMW would. The interior is a dream. I have black leather with the wood dash trim it looks so beautiful. The engine is smooth and well balanced and feels quick. I would have liked an awd option on the 350 model, but you can't win them all. Quality is top-notch this car even has cooled seats for those dreadfully hot days....read morehide
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- Great Looks, lots of options and $7000 less than BMW
- Cramped back seat, not enough HP with the AWD model.
I was looking at a BMW 328Xi for about $46,000. A bit pricey for less options than what my IS (AWD) came with. I saved about $8,000 and got a lot more! The Navigation system is nice once you learn it. I love the bluetooth hands free set up for compatible cell phones. The Xenion headlights that move with the car is a great feature. It's nice to drive a car that handles well, looks great and talks to you while you think you're lost! This is a great luxury sports car. Things to improve: Back seat leg room, more horse power with the AWD model, better gas mileage (21/24). Other than a few minor things, Lexus really has a winner here!...read morehide
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- What a looker! Styling is stunning. Not too many around either.
- Back seat is cramped. Navigation takes some getting used to.
Bought this car about 3 weeks ago for my wife. Have not purchased a nicer "new" car for many years and was amazed at the lmulti-generational improvements. Have owned a BMW about 18 years and loved it. Test drove a 325 ix and I think the Beemer handles a tad better but you can't compare the interior amenities and styling and overall quality. Really liked the dealer too. Got the royal treatment from start to finish.
Now I want one....read morehide
8 out of 27 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- looks, luxury, all wheel drive, quality of materials
- backseat is pretty much useless, needs a bit more torque, can use nav only when stopped!!
i love the exterior design and the luxurious interior; the cabin
feels somewhat cramped but the seats are nice and supportive.
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