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Lexus IS 250 Model Years

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Lexus set its sights on the European competition with its 2001 introduction of the rear-wheel drive IS 300. And it came awfully close. With a blend of performance, safety and reliability, the compact luxury sedan became a viable alternative for drivers who typically purchased BMWs or Audis.

Following a 2006 redesign, the IS 250 serves as an entry-level model, now available with all-wheel drive. Still intent on battling European rivals head-to-head, Lexus offers up a bevy of options, features, and technological gadgets that secure a spot for the IS 250 on shopping lists in a highly competitive market.

Lexus IS 250 Generations

2014 - 2015 Lexus IS 250

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Major changes included:

The IS 250 has undergone a complete redesign for 2014 but still retains its tradition of understated luxury and supreme comfort. The 250's exterior now has a sportier appearance, and the wheelbase has been expanded for a roomier rear seat and more trunk space. Drivers will appreciate the upgraded design in the cabin, as well as the newly optional Remote Touch interface. In the safety department, the IS 250 now comes standard with both blind-spot and lane-departure warning.

See Year: 2014 - 2015

2006 - 2013 Lexus IS 250

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Major changes included:

The IS received a complete redesign in 2006. In its second generation, the IS is offered in rear-wheel drive IS 250, all-wheel drive IS 250, and rear-wheel drive IS 350 trim. It drops the IS 300 trim from the previous generation. The IS 250 uses a 2.5-liter V6, while a 3.5-liter V6 injects 306 horsepower into the IS 350. A Premium Package adds heated seats and Maplewood trim, while a Sport Package adds a sport-tuned suspension and HID headlights.

See Year: 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013

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