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new Lexus IS 250 Review: new Lexus IS 250: Keeping the tradition alive

Coming in three trims, the new Lexus IS 250 is a four-door sports sedan. With plenty of features, both standard and optional, the new Lexus IS 250 gives a comfortable and smooth drive.

From the six-speed manual/ Sequential transmission, the new Lexus IS 250 comes with a 2.5-liter, V6 engine. The powerful engines, though some may disagree, comes at 204 Horsepower @ 6400 rpm and a Torque of 185 ft-lbs @ 4800.  The 2008 Lexus IS 250 also comes with a standard rear wheel drive and optional all- wheel drive.

Accommodating five passengers, the 2008 Lexus IS 250 can get you 20 miles per gallon in the cities and 26 miles in the highways. Fill it and forget it for a longer distance; an economic drive you get.

The long wheelbase gives a sporty look to the new Lexus IS 250. Alloy pedals, lower spoilers, alloy wheels and a fine body finish give a sporty, glamorous look. The bright headlamps and the tail lamps are well fitted that adds to the beauty.

The interior also has a stylish look with all comforts. The cabin is quite than the other sedans. The interior colours are also eye-catching and the various gadgets are user friendly. While the front seat provides some legroom, the Backseat comes short of legroom space, which is considered to be a major drawback with the New Lexus IS 250.

The seats come in top leather upholstery with 10-way power adjustment in the Front Passenger seat. The new Lexus IS 250 also has several most modern gadgets, which includes front Lumbar Support, Dust/ Pollen Filters, Auto climate controls and HVAC Ducts. The audio system comes with 13 speakers, AM/FM, Disc/ CD Changer, MP3 and WMA Player.

Driving also comes so smooth with the new Lexus IS 250. The independent suspension having wishbone springs and multi-link coils helps to glide through the bumpy roads. The standard safety features include Traction Control, EBF, ABS, ALB, Disc Brakes and Hill Start Control.

The new Lexus IS 250 also comes with added safety features. The Tilt/Telescopic Steering Columns, rack and pinion steering helps to have the maximum control over the vehicle. The collision system coming with standard features, include Crash Sensors and Anti-Trap Device. The Anti-Theft features helps you to park your car with no risk.

The options can come costlier with the new Lexus IS 250, which include heated/ventilated seats, wood accents, memory tilt-down scuff plates, rear sunshade and memory seats.

Generous features, impressive quality and reliability make the new Lexus IS 250 a great choice on the roads.  A very enjoyable car, the 2008 Lexus IS 250 is a fun to drive.

2008 Lexus IS 250

Body: 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sports sedan

Engine
: 2.5 l, V6 engine

Transmission
: six speed manual/auto transmissions


Horespower
: 204 @ 6400 rpm

Torque
: 185 @ 4800

Safety
: telescopic/tilt steering, independent suspension, VSC and ABS

Tires
: Front SBRP225/45VR17 and Rear SBRP245/45VR17

Verdict
:

For
: good handling, safety technology, fuel economy and stylish exterior

Against
: no rear seat space

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