2015 Lexus IS 250

2015 Lexus IS 250

4dr Sport Sdn RWD

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWDGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21

4-door Compact Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $36,550.00
Invoice: $33,993.00
Hwy MPG: 30 mpg
City MPG: 21 mpg


Attractive styling; build quality and refinement; all-wheel drive availability; technology options

Model Highlights

The 2015 Lexus IS sedan comes in three distinct models -- IS250, IS350 and IS F-- the 250 and 350 are available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while the IS F is rear-wheel drive only. The IS250 is powered by a 2.5L V6 producing 204 hp and 185 ft-lb of torque, while the IS350 benefits from a larger 3.5L V6 that delivers 306 hp and 277 ft-lb or torque. Both of the all-aluminum 4-cam engines feature dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) to help boost economy and efficiency. The rear-wheel-drive IS250 delivers 23 mpg combined and will sprint to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, while its IS350 brother is good for 21 combined mpg and an impressive 5.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard on the IS250 and the IS350 AWD, while the RWD IS350 utilizes an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shifters. Both transmissions feature Sport, Normal and Eco modes, and will match engine revolutions during downshifts when set in Sport mode.

The IS F comes with a big 5.0L aluminum V8 and the 8-speed Direct Shift automatic to make an impressive 416 horsepower and 371 lb-feet of torque.

Suspension across the lineup is fully independent, courtesy of double wishbones up front and a multilink setup in the rear. The IS250 and IS350 AWD ride on 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, while the IS350 RWD and IS F get 18-inch alloys.

All IS sedans come nicely equipped with standard features like HID headlights, LED daytime lights, dual-zone climate control, a next-generation Remote Touch Interface and 4.2-inch color display, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power moonroof, HomeLink universal transceiver, a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and satellite radio. In addition to this generous list of standards, the IS F also gets standard HID headlamps, LED fog lamps, a leather and aluminum steering wheel and a carbon fiber spoiler. Additionally, each IS benefits from 10 airbags.

Optional equipment on the IS 250 and 350 includes a navigation system, a backup monitor, power rear sunshade and intuitive park assist, which aids in parallel parking the IS. An F Sport Package adds performance and appearance parts such as high-friction brakes, 18-inch wheels, special instrumentation, F Sport heated front seats, unique suspension tuning and exterior body trim. The Premium Package includes heated and ventilated front seats, while the Luxury Package boasts a blind spot monitor, special leather and wood trim, headlamp washers, a heated steering wheel, parking assist and more.

The IS F offers an optional navigation system, a Mark Levinson audiophile sound system, as well as a pre-collision system that also comes with adaptive cruise control.

Model News

The Lexus IS gets several new standout features for 2015. A Siri Eyes Free mode has been added, allowing drivers to keep a better view on the road while they get navigation information or change their stereo settings. A backup monitor is also now standard across the entire model line. New optional features include a heated steering wheel and heated and vented front seats.

Value Writeup

The mid-size performance sedan segment is a popular place, but the Lexus IS sedan more than holds its own among the offerings from INFINITI, BMW and Cadillac. While powertrains remain the same for 2015, top-to-bottom refinement everywhere else -- along with Lexus' unbeatable build quality -- has made the IS a bigger and yet more dynamic driver's car.


To get up to date 2015 Lexus IS 250 values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors

Starfire Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (077)

  • Flaxen
  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • Parchment

Nebula Gray Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (1H9)

  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Black
  • Rioja Red
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray

Matador Red Mica

Manufacturers Code: (3R1)

  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray


Manufacturers Code: (212)

  • Flaxen
  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Black
  • Rioja Red
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray

Deep Sea Mica

Manufacturers Code: (8V3)

  • Flaxen
  • Parchment
  • Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Stratus Gray
  • Parchment

Silver Lining Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (1J4)

  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Black
  • Rioja Red
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray

Ultra White

Manufacturers Code: (083)

  • Rioja Red
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray

Atomic Silver

Manufacturers Code: (1J7)

  • Flaxen
  • Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Black
  • Rioja Red
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
EPA ClassificationCompact Cars


DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.40
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.58
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.17
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.73
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy30 MPG
Cruising Range - City365.40 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy522.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypePremium Unleaded V-6
Displacement2.5 L/152
Fuel SystemPort/Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM204 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM185 @ 4800
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)100
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume90.2 ft³
Front Head Room38.2 in
Front Leg Room44.8 in
Front Shoulder Room55.9 in
Front Hip Room54.3 in
Second Head Room36.9 in
Second Leg Room32.2 in
Second Shoulder Room53.4 in
Second Hip Room54 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase110.2 in
Length, Overall183.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors71.3 in
Height, Overall56.3 in
Track Width, Front60.4 in
Track Width, Rear61 in
Min Ground Clearance5.3 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume13.8 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3461 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension Type - FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP225/45VR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/45VR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.2 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.4 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx17.4 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

6 Years/70,000 Miles

6 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

1 Years/10,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating


Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.7%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

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