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2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,176
37 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$53,481
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Redesigned for 2014, Lexus’s performance-oriented midsize enters 2015 with Siri Eyes Free and LED fog lights standard, otherwise basically unchanged. There’s also a few changes to opti...

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Hot off the heels of its seventh-generation debut, BWM's iconic sports sedan returns with a new trick up its sleeve: plug-in power. After tooling around Europe the last few years, the ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Cori writes:
Great
40
GuruWQMXS writes:
This is my second IS 250. I love it.
20
roger writes:
Nice car, little tight in the drivers compartment for a big guy
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
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Specs

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
64 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
71 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 10.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
204 hp @ 6,400 RPM
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Torque
185 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.03 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.8 in 42 in
Back Legroom 32.2 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,036 lbs 891 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.7 in 185.7 in
Width 79.8 in 81.4 in
Height 56.3 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Deep Sea Mica
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Ultra White

Option Packages

  • F-Sport Package
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Luxury Package
  • Luxury Package And Tech Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
  • Navigation System Package
  • Pre-Collision System W/Dynamic Radar Cruise CTRL
  • Premium Package
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Wheels: 18" Mesh Aluminum Alloy
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD

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