Lexus IS 300 vs Lexus IS 250 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2018 Lexus IS 300
Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,604
61 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
10 GOOD deals

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2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,227
71 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
9 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Lexus IS 300
Sedan AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Lexus IS is a compact luxury sedan with two big names to compare itself to – the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In most measures, the Lexus is a worthy ride for owners...

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...

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

2018 Lexus IS 300
Sedan AWD
No User Reviews
2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
40
writes:
This is my second IS 250. I love it.
20
writes:
Nice car, little tight in the drivers compartment for a big guy
300
writes:
Great car with great handling. Was surprised to feel the actual power it has. Comfortable

Specs

2018 Lexus IS 300
Sedan AWD
2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
204 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
12:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.27 in x 3.03 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard 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 44.8 in
Back Legroom 32.2 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.8 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 825 lbs 1,036 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.3 in 183.7 in
Width 79.8 in 79.8 in
Height 56.3 in 56.3 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2018 Lexus IS 300
Sedan AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio System
  • F Sport Package
  • F Sport Package with Comfort Package
  • Comfort Package
  • Premium Paint
  • Intuitive Park Assist
  • Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: 18" Mesh Alloy
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

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