2006 Lexus IS 250 Overview

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2006 Lexus IS 250 Overview

In 2006, the IS compact sports sedan series split into two engine options, creating the IS 250 and IS 350. The IS sedan was originally introduced in 2001, and later became available as a compact wagon. For this new generation, the wagon had vanished but AWD was now available.
The IS 250 was equipped with a more modest V-6, displacing just 2.5 liters. While it was the smallest Lexus engine since the original ES, it generated a substantial 204 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque. The IS had bulked up to over 3600 pounds, as part of an effort to increase interior space, but it still sped from 0 to 60 mph in about 8 seconds. A six-speed manual transmission was standard, but a six-speed automatic was available. The IS ran best on premium fuel, and consumed it at a rate of 24/32 mpg.
While the IS 250 certainly offered a stable and comfortable ride, its 204 horsepower engine left it in the dust of compact German competitors. The 350 offered considerably better performance. Lexus had revised the the interior for the new generation, to provide a fit and finish more in line with luxury expectations. The SmartAccess keyless system was included as standard equipment. A touchscreen navigation system, Bluetooth capability, back up camera, and premium Mark Levinson audio were available as options.


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    "when Should I Replace The Timing Belt On My 2006 Lexus 250 Awd" There Ar...

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    Interior Cleaning

    my question is what can i use to clean my dashboard and to make it shine without staining it. some people told me water others windex, and another the leather conditioner. i have a lexus IS250 2006 an...

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    Where Are My Heated Seats?

    I just bought a 2006 Lexus IS 250. I noticed that some models have heated seat controls between the shifter and ashtray. If my model has heated seats, where would the controls be?

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    If You Replace The Rear Struts/shocks On A 2006 Is 250, Will It Provide A S...

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    Changing My 2006 To 2009

    does the front bumpergrill of the 2009 lexus is250 fit on the 2006 model

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