2014 Lexus IS 250 Consumer Reviews

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2014 Lexus Is 250
4.7
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Picked Up Used 2014 IS250

by from Phoenix, AZ on February 23, 2016

I purchased a used 2014 IS250 with 11,000 miles on it a couple weeks ago. In the short time I've had the car I've been very impressed and pleased with my purchase. I went from a 320 horsepower Infinit...
I purchased a used 2014 IS250 with 11,000 miles on it a couple weeks ago. In the short time I've had the car I've been very impressed and pleased with my purchase. I went from a 320 horsepower Infiniti G37 to this 204 horsepower car, but don't miss the power. This IS has plenty of pick up, especially when I'm driving it in Sport Mode. The ergonomics are top notch and the cabin quiet when driving it on the streets and highway. I expect this vehicle to be top notch reliable.
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14 IS250 F-Sport AWD

by from Milwaukee WI on May 21, 2014

I have owned my IS F Sport for about 6 months. Purchased Dec 13. I drove both the 250 & 350 each overnight. I ended up with a 250. I feel the 250 has plenty of power. I take very good care of my cars ...
I have owned my IS F Sport for about 6 months. Purchased Dec 13. I drove both the 250 & 350 each overnight. I ended up with a 250. I feel the 250 has plenty of power. I take very good care of my cars but still like to have fun. Typically I am using the sport mode & often paddle shifters. Its great looking, many people don't know what kind of car it is. Definitely an eye catcher. My favorite feature would have to be the blind spot monitor. I didn't think the rear cross path detection would be that useful but it has saved me a few times especially in parking lots. I love all of the technology including the moving gauges, 2 USB ports and swipe style climate control. In the Midwest we got hammered with snow this year. I do have an AWD model and it handled surprisingly very well. Even in deeper heavier snow it was great. Amazing handling car for the money. I would highly recommend this car for anyone who is looking for something different, fun to drive and comfortable. All at the same time!
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Reliable, Fun, Stylish, and Worth It!

by from Des Moines, IA on September 25, 2016

I've only had the Lexus IS 250 for a couple months, but it has already made an impression... Like most of you, I have watched countless YouTube reviews from industry car aficionados on the cars I was ...
I've only had the Lexus IS 250 for a couple months, but it has already made an impression... Like most of you, I have watched countless YouTube reviews from industry car aficionados on the cars I was considering. For this car their major gripes were power and style, because everyone knows the quality associated with Lexus and the nicely designed tech interface. Yes, the horsepower / torque is lower than peer, but to the majority of drivers looking for a smooth ride that does have some speed, the 205 hp and sport mode are more than sufficient and make for some fun weekend windy road driving - the car rarely understeers. Regarding style, either you will love the new line curvature and updated grill / driving lights or you won't. I personally love the look and think it is very attractive. I have driven the car on numerous 5 hour trips and the seat / ride is very comfortable and getting approximately 27 mpg on normal mode. The inside cabin is very nice and the backseat actually fits two to three adults (if necessary). Well, this is my first review, but I hope it has helped you. Thanks.
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A Great Car!

by from Houston, TX on September 3, 2013

I have been driving my IS250 F-Sport exactly two months now. This car has been a thrill! For those who like to speed or head to the track frequently, you would benefit from the extra power of the 350....
I have been driving my IS250 F-Sport exactly two months now. This car has been a thrill! For those who like to speed or head to the track frequently, you would benefit from the extra power of the 350. For everyone else, the 250 is plenty of power. This car has tight and nicely weighted steering. Fuel economy is incredible, I average 24-25 mpg with 60% city driving. The driving dynamics are very comparable to the E90 BMW 3-series (2006-2011). The current F30 BMW 3-series does not feel as sporty. As for the exterior styling, it does grow on you. I remember thinking how ugly the car looked when I saw the first press photos, but seeing it in person definitely changed my perception. Now I think it is one of the best-looking cars in the segment! Pros: -Very small turning radius, which allows you to easily make tight U-turns -LED DRLs and headlights really stand out -The F-Sport TFT gauges also stand out and are quite functional -The NuLuxe upholstery is very soft and hard to tell that it is not leather Cons: -Location of front cupholders; it is awkward to blindly reach back to grab a drink while driving -No ventilated seats available for the F-Sport package -Could use better plastics in the interior (it's not as cheap as those found in a Toyota, but it's definitely not the same grade you would expect from Lexus) -Center LCD screen is small, compared to the GS. There is room to make it wider
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Love this Car

by from San Diego, CA on August 2, 2015

Had my 2014 Certified Lexus IS250 2 weeks and cannot be happier! The style both inside & out of this car are tremendous, sitting in the drivers seat everything is placed perfectly and the exterior sty...
Had my 2014 Certified Lexus IS250 2 weeks and cannot be happier! The style both inside & out of this car are tremendous, sitting in the drivers seat everything is placed perfectly and the exterior styling turns many heads! I opted for the IS250 with F sport package for the Grill, wheels & navigation, it is not as smooth riding as the base model due to the 19" wheels but i like the larger wheels and was prepared to sacrifice a little for that. My car is matador red with light grey interior, initially wasn't wanting the red however now i've lived with it a couple of weeks am happy i got this, the color in sunlight is truly a beautiful metallic red, in cloudier conditions way more muted (living in San Diego with 300 days of sun a year, no biggie!). Just figured out the voice commands which makes life way easier, the tech on this car is quite considerable and will probably be learning more & more over the next month or two. Now all i need is more excuses to drive, been taking the long way round to go everywhere so far!
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Sweetest looking car I've ever owned

by from Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 16, 2014

F Sport model, Red w/Black interior. Love everything about this car, especially the dynamite looking grill.
F Sport model, Red w/Black interior. Love everything about this car, especially the dynamite looking grill.
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I love this car!

by from Miami, Florida on August 28, 2014

What's not to like. This car is absolutely fun to drive. The new IS is such a pleasant departure in styling from previous models. Congrats Lexus!!
What's not to like. This car is absolutely fun to drive. The new IS is such a pleasant departure in styling from previous models. Congrats Lexus!!
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Stylish Luxury Vehicle

by from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 5, 2014

My husband and I are very happy with our 2014 Lexus F-Sport. The exterior of the vehicle is slick and stylish and the grill is awesome, we've received so many compliments! The seats feel like they hug...
My husband and I are very happy with our 2014 Lexus F-Sport. The exterior of the vehicle is slick and stylish and the grill is awesome, we've received so many compliments! The seats feel like they hug you when you sit in them, which makes the ride very comfortable, even when u are in sports mode! The services are great at Price LeBlanc Lexus dealership, our dealer Mike Sheffield was very informative of the top services we would continue to receive and showed us all the perks of being a Lexus owner, everything felt like first class! Great Buy!
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EASY BUYING EXPERIENCE

by from TOMBALL, TEXAS on August 20, 2015

I BOUGHT MY LEXUS IS 250 FROM FINCHERS TEXAS BEST IN TOMBALL. GARY SULLIVAN IS A GREAT SALEMAN AND MADE EVERYTHING EASY FOR ME....
I BOUGHT MY LEXUS IS 250 FROM FINCHERS TEXAS BEST IN TOMBALL. GARY SULLIVAN IS A GREAT SALEMAN AND MADE EVERYTHING EASY FOR ME....
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Very fun to drive

by from Riverside CA. on April 1, 2014

After driving the Mercedes c250 and BMW 3 series. I went with the Lexus IS250 more bang for the buck and a lot more fun to drive...!
After driving the Mercedes c250 and BMW 3 series. I went with the Lexus IS250 more bang for the buck and a lot more fun to drive...!
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