The biggest change for the IS 250 in the 2013 model year is the deletion of a manual transmission option. Under the IS 250’s hood lays a 2.5-liter V-6 engine that pumps out 204 horsepower and 185 foot-pounds of torque, and links up to a six-speed automatic transmission.
At its base level, the IS 250 comes very well equipped and there are six optional packages that can beaded to the IS 250 to make it even more enjoyable, including: Navigation System/Mark Levinson Premium Audio System Package, Navigation System Package, Premium Package Value Edition, Luxury Plus Value Edition Package, Luxury Plus Value Edition Package with 18-inch Wheels, and F Sport Vehicle package.
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The 2013 Lexus IS 250 Base comes standard 2.5-liter V-6 engine that gets it to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds while still maintaining 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. On the outside, the IS 250 features standard fog lamps, daytime running lights, LED taillights, intermittent wipers, stability control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and hill-start assist. Inside the IS 250 Base, it features: 13-speaker premium sound system with six-disc CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, leather interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter, 10-way power driver and passenger seat with lumbar adjustments, steering-wheel-mounted controls, electroluminescent instruments, dual-zone air conditioning, and power windows and door locks.
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More power from a smaller engine, but costs more.
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