Compare 2008 Lexus IS 350 vs 2008 Lexus IS 250

2008 Lexus IS 350
2008 Lexus IS 250
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350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $49,840 $56,000
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250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $49,840 $56,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,311
$27,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,305
$30,855
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$514 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Lexus IS gives BMW, Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little softer than those sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.3 88.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.1 180.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.15 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.20 x - TBD - 11.45 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 33.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 2.91
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3455
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/210 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.28
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350 Lexus IS 250
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

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