2012 Lexus IS 250  -  $34,670


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,670
Base Invoice: $32,305
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 19 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L 24-valve direct injection V6 engine

Model News

For 2012, the Lexus IS lineup receives only minor changes. In the 250 and 350 sedan and convertibles, the coin holder has been discontinued, and Smokey Graphite Mica and Glacier Frost Mica have been replaced as exterior colors by Nebula Gray Pearl and Fire Agate Pearl. The performance-based IS F gets wider wheels and tires, along with new shock absorbers, a new seating color scheme and the same changes found elsewhere in the lineup.


Value Writeup

The Lexus IS family includes something for everyone, with offerings ranging from conservative all-weather, all-wheel-drive sedans to sunny convertibles and serious track-duty sport sedans. The IS sedans ride and handle well and offer some of the tech options of larger luxury models, while the IS C models have excellent packaging with a tight-fitting, quick-folding automatic hardtop that stows away without taking up the entire trunk. While Lexus makes an ES 350 model that's roomier and more comfortable, the IS is considerably sportier in every way.


Model Highlights

The Lexus IS is offered in two different body styles, sedan or convertible, both available in IS 250 or IS 350 guise. IS 250 models come with a 204-horsepower, 2.5L V6 engine while IS 350 models get a 306-hp, 3.5L V6. Both engines come with variable valve timing for responsiveness as well as fuel efficiency--the IS 250 is quite economical with EPA ratings of up to 21 mpg city and 29 highway. While the IS 250 comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed automatic (and steering-wheel paddle-shifters) are optional. All IS 350 models come with the automatic.

In all Lexus IS models, a double-wishbone suspension design in front and a multi-link rear setup help reduce weight and increase responsiveness. The suspension in the IS is tuned to be quite firm, yet there's enough give to maintain ride comfort for most.

The IS has rather compact exterior proportions, which means that backseat space is tight for the tallest adults, especially in IS C convertibles. However it's quite comfortable in front. Leather upholstery is standard, with new black-metallic accents in the sedan. Additionally, the IS sedan has a reasonably large trunk.

Although the Lexus IS C convertibles bear a strong likeness to the IS sedans from the front and back, their fast-opening retractable hardtop setup, made of lightweight aluminum, is an excellent way to enjoy open-air motoring without compromises the rest of the year. The top opens or closes in just 20 seconds, and wind buffeting is almost non-existent with it down.

A full roster of airbags is of course standard, but IS models also include anti-lock brakes and brake assist, an advanced electronic stability control system called VDIM. It incorporates the electric power steering to help maintain control in an emergency maneuver.

Standard features on the IS include power front seats, dual-zone climate control, rear seat vents, a power moonroof, a telescoping steering wheel, a HomeLink universal remote and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard is a premium audio system with 13 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, satellite radio and a CD changer. The IS 250 AWD and IS 350 AWD add heated seats.

Options across the lineup include a navigation system that incorporates a Mark Levinson premium surround sound system, which has 14 speakers and 300 watts. The Lexus Enform with Safety Connect feature is an extra for the navigation system, bringing direct emergency operator-assisted service as well as access to information from XM's NavTraffic, NavWeather and Sports and Stocks services. HID headlamps and LED running lamps are available on the IS 250 sedan and standard on the IS 350, while other high-tech options include rain-sensing wipers and radar cruise control with a Pre-Collision System. The available navigation system includes a rear backup camera; another option is Intuitive Park Assist, which employs ultrasonic sensors to indicate proximity to other vehicles.

A performance-oriented IS F sedan stands at the top of the IS lineup; it gets an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with paddle shifters plus Brembo disc brakes, 19-inch wheels and a performance suspension--plus a 416-horsepower, 5.0L V8 engine. Altogether, the IS F can get to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, according to Lexus.

An F Sport Package for rear-wheel drive models adds many of the features of the IS F, including a sport suspension and special steering tuning, along with dark-finish 18-inch wheels, front and rear spoilers and an Ultrasonic Blue exterior hue.

A set of F Sport accessories, available at dealerships for both on the sedans and convertibles, adds many of the appearance upgrades individually.


Pros

Wide range of models; choice of rear- or all-wheel drive in sedans; sporty driving feel; high-tech features and options; nicely appointed interior


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
326.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
481.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
88.3 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
43.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Front Hip Room
54.1 in

Second Head Room
36.7 in

Second Leg Room
30.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.7 in

Second Hip Room
53.7 in

Wheelbase
107.5 in

Length, Overall
180.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in

Height, Overall
56.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3455 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V006000

Mfg's Report Date
January 9, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
567,911

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), H1A (Toyota Zone C), G2G (Lexus Zone A), G2H (Lexus Zone B) and H2A (Lexus Zone C). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.1%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

2.5L 24-valve direct injection V6 engine -inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

Push button start

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Rear wheel drive

Double wishbone independent front suspension -inc: coil springs

Multi-link independent rear suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Front/rear gas-filled shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Vehicle speed-sensitive electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

Stainless steel exhaust w/dual polished pipes

Tool kit

17" x 8" aluminum alloy wheels

P225/45VR17 all-season front tires, P245/45VR17 all-season rear tires

Temporary spare tire

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof w/1-touch open/close & sliding sunshade

Front/rear body-colored bumpers

Body-colored front air dam w/low grille

Auto-off projector beam headlamps w/headlamp off delay

Front fog lamps

LED brake, tail & license plate lights

Body-colored heated pwr mirrors -inc: puddle lamps, integrated turn signals

Acoustically-laminated tinted windshield glass

UV/infrared-reducing window glass

Variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

Acoustic insulation w/sealer & undercoating

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA, 194-watt amp, (13) speakers, aux audio input, USB/iPod input, electronic crossover network, digital signal processing w/auto sound levelizer (ASL), integrated SiriusXM satellite radio w/90-day free trial subscription

Bluetooth connectivity

Rear glass-imprinted antenna w/FM diversity antenna

Shark fin satellite antenna

Leather seat trim

Pwr front bucket seats

Rear bench seat w/trunk pass-through

Foldable rear headrests

Center console -inc: armrest, storage box, DC pwr outlet, (2) cupholders

Rear seat console w/armrest, (2) cupholders, storage box

Carpeted floor mats

Illuminated scuff plates

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio/phone/display controls

Optitron gauges -inc: 160-mph speedometer, 8000-rpm tachometer, fuel level, coolant temp

Dual digital trip meters w/odometer

Indicator lights -inc: door open, high beam, hazard, cruise control, TRAC off, scheduled maintenance, headlights on, fog lamps

Warning lights -inc: battery, oil level, seat belt, brake, airbags, engine, oil pressure, low fuel, tire pressure, tire slippage

Outside temp gauge w/digital clock

Pwr windows -inc: auto-up/down, jam protection

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks -inc: anti-lockout, speed-sensitive shift-linked auto lock/unlock

Lexus personalized settings (LPS)

SmartAccess remote keyless entry system -inc: two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable tone, rolling code, multifunction in-key remote, remote illuminated entry

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Illuminated trunk & fuel filler door release

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Automatic climate control -inc: dust filter, pollen filter, speed & air flow indicators

Rear window defogger w/timer

Cigarette light & ashtray

Leather trimmed interior w/metallic-finish accents

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Front seatback pockets

Lighting -inc: door courtesy, glove box, trunk, front/rear dome, front/rear reading, LED map lamps, outside mirror button controls

Retractable coat hooks

(2) front/(2) rear articulated assist grips

4-wheel 4-channel/4-sensor anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Brake override system -inc: smart stop technology

Traction control (TRAC)

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) w/cutoff switch

Front/rear door side-impact beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger airbag (SRS) -inc: front passenger on/off switch

Front/rear side curtain airbags (SRS)

Front seat-mounted side airbag (SRS)

Safety connect -inc: auto collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, (1) year trial subscription

All-position 3-point seat belts

Front/rear outboard seat belts w/force-limiting pretensioners

Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

Emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all seating positions

Automatic locking retractor (ALR) for front/rear passenger seats

Child safety rear door locks

Child restraint seat (CRS) top tether anchor brackets

Emergency interior trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

First aid kit

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PEARL
$0

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
FIRE AGATE PEARL
$0

 
CERULEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ECRU/LIGHT BROWN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG VALUE EDITION
$680

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/ALL-SEASON TIRES
$830

 
18" LIQUID GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS W/SUMMER TIRES
$830

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST W/FRONT/REAR SENSORS
$500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$252

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$328

 
F-SPORT SUSPENSION UPGRADE
$1,999

 
F-SPORT BRAKE UPGRADE
$5,575

 
F-SPORT PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEM
$1,600

 
F-SPORT 19" FULL-FACE ALLOY WHEELS W/19" TIRES
$3,995

 
F-SPORT 19" ALLOY WHEELS W/19" TIRES
$3,995

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEEL W/18" TIRES
$2,450

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,375

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$115

 
EXTERIOR PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$389

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
TRUNK MAT
$105

 
CARGO NET
$64


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