The 2008 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 take the luxury sport sedan to a new level with a long, fluid hood seems to pour onto the grille and an aggressive fastback profile.
The luxury options are plentiful, but the real story with the IS is performance. The steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, available sport-tuned suspension, and standard 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes combine for an uncanny blend of performance and luxury.
The IS 250 is powered by a 204 horsepower 2.5 liter V6, while the IS 350 has the larger 3.5 liter V6, producing a feisty 306 horsepower. Both the 250 and 350 have a 6-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The 250 offers an all wheel drive option and a 6-speed manual transmission.
Mileage estimates range from 18 miles per gallon city on both models, to a high of 26 miles per gallon highway on the 250.
Base MSRP for the 2008 IS 250 is $30,455, while a loaded 350 can break $50,000.
With performance handling and a choice of two inspired V6 engines, the 2008 Lexus IS 250 and 250 are luxury sport sedans that make even the daily commute exciting and fun.