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2008 Lexus IS 250

2008 BMW 3-Series

  2008 Lexus IS 250 4-door Sport Sedan Man RWD Angular Rear Exterior View 2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View
MSRP
$30,855
$32,700
Invoice $27,460 $30,085
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 14/30
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Lexus IS gives BMW, Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little softer than those sedans. Read Full Review The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Stylish new shape
  • Supple handling
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Paddle-shifted automatic
  • Lexus owner experience

Dislikes:

  • Tight rear seat
  • Crash-test scores

Likes:

  • Responsive, smooth, and refined
  • Firm but absorbent ride
  • Nice, supportive front seats

Dislikes:

  • Controls not as straightforward as they could be
  • Wide center console and narrow footwells
  • Backseat space is still too tight for most
Crash Test Ratings
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