Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
2006 Lexus IS 250

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EngineEngine 2.5LV-6
MPGMPG 20 City / 29 Hwy
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2006 IS 250 Overview

The completely new Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 models are so full of technology that it might be easy to overlook how well they function as fun-to-drive sports sedans.

Lexus is eager to bust out of its role as a maker of luxurious but conservative automobiles.They want to make performance and style as much a part of the marque's appeal as finely tailored cabins and cutting-edge amenities.Therefore, the target for the new IS models is no less than the BMW 3 Series.Of course, BMW is a proclaimed target for many car makers, but Lexus and parent company Toyota are not given to idle boasts or hopeless goals, and now they want to become known as the best driving machines from anywhere, not just Asia.

With that in mind, Lexus has introduced two all-new models, the Lexus IS 250 and IS 350, featuring a choice of V6 engines and available all-wheel drive.

The new IS 250 and IS 350 are considerably larger than last year's IS 300 models and they're stuffed with creature comforts.They look sporty, with bulging muscles and a purposeful stance.Their looks are backed up with genuine sports sedan attributes: rear-wheel drive and handling and performance aspirations tuned more for driving than, say, the softer, front-drive Lexus ES 330.For the most part, the new IS models deliver on the promise.We enjoyed driving them, particularly the more powerful IS 350.It's fast, it sticks in corners and it stops with authority.The IS 350's VDIM electronic stability control steps in very early to keep the driver out of trouble.The IS 250 AWD model's all-wheel drive makes it a good sports sedan for the Snow Belt.
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2006 IS 250 Overview

The completely new Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 models are so full of technology that it might be easy to overlook how well they function as fun-to-drive sports sedans.

Lexus is eager to bust out of its role as a maker of luxurious but conservative automobiles.They want to make performance and style as much a part of the marque's appeal as finely tailored cabins and cutting-edge amenities.Therefore, the target for the new IS models is no less than the BMW 3 Series.Of course, BMW is a proclaimed target for many car makers, but Lexus and parent company Toyota are not given to idle boasts or hopeless goals, and now they want to become known as the best driving machines from anywhere, not just Asia.

With that in mind, Lexus has introduced two all-new models, the Lexus IS 250 and IS 350, featuring a choice of V6 engines and available all-wheel drive.

The new IS 250 and IS 350 are considerably larger than last year's IS 300 models and they're stuffed with creature comforts.They look sporty, with bulging muscles and a purposeful stance.Their looks are backed up with genuine sports sedan attributes: rear-wheel drive and handling and performance aspirations tuned more for driving than, say, the softer, front-drive Lexus ES 330.For the most part, the new IS models deliver on the promise.We enjoyed driving them, particularly the more powerful IS 350.It's fast, it sticks in corners and it stops with authority.The IS 350's VDIM electronic stability control steps in very early to keep the driver out of trouble.The IS 250 AWD model's all-wheel drive makes it a good sports sedan for the Snow Belt.Hide Full Review