2009 Lexus IS 250 User Reviews

2009 Lexus IS 250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

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2009 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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4

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Girls think it's cute.

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backseats are cramped, and its terribly underpowered for a high compression V6.

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Definitely Would Recommend One, But I'd Opt For A Is350 If You Can. — Great if you're single, there isn't much room in the back but its super comfy. Sat. nav is also easy to use and intuitive. All the technology in this car is pretty useful and I find myself actually using it rather than just knowing you have it. Comes almost fully loaded out of the box so it basically is the best bang for your buck entry luxury sedan.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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catlex writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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5

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everything

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backseats are a little small, but nothing to complain about

catlex
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Nice Car! — Great Car all around excellent and no complaints from me. Has given me absolutely no problems. The IS 250 is a lot of fun to drive, but I can't help feeling that it should have a manual transmission with its V-6 engine. The automatic with paddle shifters almost makes me forget that I wish the IS 250 had a little more power. I know it's not very, um, fuel-efficient of me, but I must floor the IS 250 everywhere I go to get that goofy, speed-induced grin. Thankfully, this car gets an EPA-estimated 20/26 mpg city/highway, so I can feel less guilty when I floor it. The IS 250 also has responsive brakes and steering. As a result, the IS 250 made me happiest when it was just me and her, with no complaints of car sickness from the backseat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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smooth-riding and quiet but a bit light on emotion. Handling is secure and precise

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the level of noise that is made by the car’s engine

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Excellent Driving — The IS's dash assaults the senses with high tech wonder. My test vehicle was equipped with a $3,990 package of options that included DVD-based navigation and a Mark Levinson sound system, which is really one of the best car audio systems I've ever heard. I made a point of bringing some favorite new music on CD with me wherever I drove, just so I could revel in the sound. Still, four grand is a lot of lettuce for a car stereo and GPS.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ken writes:
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4

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typical asian car.

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typical asian car..........

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Can't Go Wrong.. And It's A Good Car As Long As You Didn't Have A Muscle Car Before It. — acceleration sucks compared to my previous mustang.. but i'm sure it's better than those most. good details, leather, quite, good mileage. Funfactor? out of 5 i give it 3... kinda boring. everyones got one.. nothing special, not powerful enough to feel like the king of the roads. noteven the 350 has the bang for the buck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cami writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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3

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Nav system/bluetooth

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Drive performance

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Avoid Lexus — Slow on the uptake, brakes are terrible. Toys inside are fun, like the navigation and integrated bluetooth; MP3 jack is in a terrible spot. Maintenance and upkeep are expensive. Wish I would have bought another BMW. Will be getting rid of it soon...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bobby writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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AWD

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Costly dealership repairs

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7.5 Out Of 10 — Needs more power, a lower center of gravity, bigger wheels, and more room in the back seats!!! The stock tires wear too quickly, maintenance is costly, Lexus needs to add an Ipod intergration into the stock radio and gas milage is about average. Overall, I should have bought an Audi.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jordinlee writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review
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5

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A/C ice cold, All scheduled maintenance, Excellent condition, Factory GPS system, Fully loaded with all the goodies, Looks & drives great, Must see, No accidents, Non-smoker, Perfect first car, Seats like new, Title in hand, Very clean interior. This Car is amazing, the interior is clean, ALL BLACK INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, looks very luxurious, and drives and rides amazing. You can barely feel any bumps in the road and there is virtually no road noise.

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small car

jordinlee
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Amazing — This car handles very well. Its luxurious, navigation and back up camera, black inside and black outside, ice cold AC, heated and cooled seats, can barely feel bumps in the road, great sound system, looks very stylish, comfortable to ride in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Audessa writes:
2009 Lexus IS 250 Base Review
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Amazing suspension, beautiful styling, impressive over all

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I can't think of anything wrong with this vehicle.

Audessa
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Luxurious — I like the handling and suspension and especially the heated AND ventilated/cooling seats. It works in any temperature at any time of year! This car was a very nice, extremely comfortable ride for me for almost four years. Great lumbar support too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stef writes:
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Looks and performance

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Handling at points.

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9/10 — Good acceleration, poor handling. Has quite a firm feel while driving. Good electronics and interior design. It does have a great fun factor, turning traction control off always adds that extra kick in the corners. The cost of ownership however is where the car lets you down.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Saad writes:
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I like how it handles through the turns

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The lack of power

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Supercharger Soon — its a fun car that has a nice ride. It has adequate performance, and can be fast at times. It is not that expansive although it takes premium gas. Its really fun to drive though. On a nice day you can have a nice cruis.

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2014 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Great Car By JeffG72

Lexus of Pleasanton is a fantastic dealership and provided us with a great experience in purchasing this vehicle. The IS250 is a great vehicle to drive and very comfortable to ride in. Would highly ... Read More

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2011 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Sharp By Lucabra

The looks fantastic and has enough gadgets to keep you interested. The GPS is a little more confusing than it needs to be but it has been a nice car. The fit and finish are good and it has enough powe... Read More

Absolutely Love It! By Jim

Performance - incredible handling with AWD. Quality - Lexus is the best I've owned. Ride is very refined but sporty. Love the color and interior is well designed. Ergonomics is very good. Stereo coul... Read More

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2010 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Classy, Sporty Looking, & Affordable Luxury By Brianfoundmycar

Not much to ctiticize except for what I noted in "cons". Still, that didn't sway me from buying this car. Lexus cars have always been known to be a little short on power, but the reliablity is stellar... Read More

Great Car By Joey

Its a good car. Fun to drive. Easy to have fun and take a lot of people. The seats are comfy and its just a very smooth riding car. There are a lot of ways to make this car fun Read More

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2008 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Class With Power By JpepeNJ

White Pearl color is awesome, interior is great, custom wheels are a must, as is custom exhaust. The car door height could be higher, but you can also lower the power seat. It is a classy looking car ... Read More

Above Average By leonmil

It was my first luxury car. It wasn't a bad choice for someone looking for the blend of performance and luxury for the money spent. I bought a 2008 Lexus IS250 RWD MT. I spent $31K out of the door bac... Read More

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2007 Lexus IS 250 Reviews

Great Car! By mjohn625

I love this car! It has everything that the newer versions have. I have test driven the 2012 Lexus IS250, and nothing has changed AT ALL! (it actually gets worse gas mileage). I love having a backu... Read More

Outstanding Automobile By Philfritz42

Overall....this car is phenomenal. Fast, luxurious, clean, every imaginable option...it's simply a great car for the money. It has the reliability of Lexus, and just as relevant, the feel of a Lexus... Read More

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