2007 Lexus IS 250 Trims

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 equ... Read More

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.

Powertrain: 2.5L 204 hp V6 Engine, RWD, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 25
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: dual front · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: MP3 · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 13 · Watts: 194
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.45 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Door trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Reading lights: front and rear · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy and leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio, transmission controls · Storage: front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: rear wheel drive
Header Midyear release: no
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage and pass-thru · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Sunroof: one-touch, power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Profile: 45 · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season · Width: 225
Tires and Rims V Speed Rated Tires
Transmission Transmission Hill Holder
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows · Rear defogger
There had been many requests for the addition of an all-wheel drive option to the IS series. The IS was previously available with only RWD, until the series was redesigned in 2006. Al... Read More

There had been many requests for the addition of an all-wheel drive option to the IS series. The IS was previously available with only RWD, until the series was redesigned in 2006. All-wheel drive was only available on the entry-level 250. The more powerful 350s were all rear-wheel drive. Also, the AWD 250 could only be had as a six-speed automatic. The six-speed manual was reserved for the RWD model.

There were no additions to the IS 250 all-wheel drive model for 2007. However, one thing could be taken away. Many drivers who sought to fully embracing the sporting capability of the IS had found that the traction control system limited the IS's maneuverability. The traction control system could now be turned off. The IS 250 was powered by a small 2.5 liter V-6, which produced 204 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque. The compact sedan ran from 0 to 60 mph in just under eight seconds, and through the quarter mile in about 16. AWD pulled fuel economy down slightly, from 24/32 mpg for the rear-wheel IS, to 22/28 mpg.

The ability to switch off stability and traction control greater revealed the potential of the IS. The sedan was dusted by European competitors off the line, but its handling and ride quality were found by many testers to be superior. The new generation IS was also marked by a much more luxurious interior than its predecessor. Leather seats were now standard, and buyer could choose between a walnut or metallic trim finish. Options included touch-screen navigation and a premium Mark Levinson audio system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: AWD, MPG: 23
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: dual front · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: MP3 · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 13 · Watts: 194
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.65 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.45 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Reading lights: front and rear · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy and leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Keyless ignition · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio, transmission controls · Storage: front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10 · Ventilated
Drivetrain Center differential: mechanical · Driven Wheels: all wheel drive · Limited slip differential: center
Header Midyear release: no
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10 · Ventilated
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage and pass-thru · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Sunroof: one-touch, power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Transmission Transmission Hill Holder
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows · Rear defogger