2007 Lexus IS 250 Overview

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4.55 stars

Based on 24 reviews

Drop-dead Gorgeous! by Vikash
 — Fantastic build quality, clearly a demonstration of the L-Finesse Lexus philosophy. Looks great b oth on the inside and the out. Sharp curves and aggressive lines mark the front, while the rear is ver... Read More
The Entry Level Luxury Sport Sedan Category Has Just Changed. Alot. by Chris
 — The moment I saw this vehicle I knew the world has changed. No longer will Lexus struggle to beat BMW's 3-series. Although, it may takes serveral generations of this vehicle to beat them, they are clo... Read More
Just Perfect For The Price by Emile
 — Goes well, corners well, stps brilliant, sound system is awesome, can take a lot of punishment, has good handling dynamics, Traction off allows quite a bit of fun. Aero kit is good, and is quiet. Fuel... Read More

2007 Lexus IS 250 Overview

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2007 Lexus IS 250

After a total redesign in 2006, the IS 250 received minimal updates for this year.  The IS series had been reinvented, and while maintaining its entry level price status, it was now equipped with many of the advanced features found in more expensive Lexus models.  An new option package, called X, was available for the rear wheel drive IS.  X offered a sport-tuned suspension.  The new IS also allowed drivers to deactivate stability and traction control systems, which were seen by many enthusiasts as a hinderance to performance.
The IS 250 featured the smaller engine option in the series, verses the 350's very powerful 3.5 liter V-6.  The 250's DOHC 32-valve 2.5 liter V-6 made 204 horsepower and provided 185 pound-feet of torque.  The engine was teamed with a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic was available as an option.  The IS's performance was limited by the modest engine and its considerable weight for a small sedan, at 3500 pounds.  The 0-60 time was 7.9 seconds.  While the IS 250 was definitely not slow, its performance was mediocre compared to the German compact sedans.  The 350 was a different story.
Although acceleration was not breathtaking, drivers were very satisfied the the handling capabilities of the IS.  While many found that its steering could have been just a bit more responsive, the IS was very nimble and cornered incredibly well.  Ride quality had been significantly improved for the second generation, thanks in part to a more refined interior.  Owners often listed the front seat comfort as one of the car's best features, but room in the back seat is tight.


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metal wire hanging loose underneath, heard it scraping against ground while driving.

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2006 Gs 300 Or '07/'08 Is 250 (w/nav)?

I want to get either a 2006 GS 300 or an '07/'08 IS 250 with nav. Whatever I get will be CPO with the 100k warranty. Which car will have the least mechanical problems after the warranty? Which is c...

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Lexus Is 250 Or 350?

I am trying to pick out my parents and I are wondering whether it would be worth it to upgrade to the 350 or is not that big of a difference from the 250?

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Is It Bad On Gas? Mine Was!

Year: 2007 Make: Lexus Transmission: Auto(S6) Engine: 2.5-liter V-6 Model: Is 250 Class: Subcompact Cars City MPG: 24 Highway MPG: 32 Combined MPG: 27 Fuel Type: Premium Estimated Fuel Cost...

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