2008 Lexus IS 350  -  $37,180


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $37,180
Base Invoice: $33,186
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sport Sdn Auto
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Sport Sdn Auto
Transmission: 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i), OD
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve direct injection V6 engine

Pros

Terrific overall performance; plenty of luxury features and high-tech options; standard safety.


Model Highlights

The Lexus IS comes in two primary models for 2008. The IS 250 has a 204-horsepower, 2.5L V6 engine, and the IS 350 comes with a 306-horsepower, 3.5L V6. Both engines have aluminum construction and variable valve timing for intake and exhaust, along with direct injection. There's also an IS 250 AWD model, which adds all-wheel drive; the other IS models have rear-wheel drive.

The IS 250 has a standard six-speed manual gearbox with an optional six-speed automatic with paddle-shifters. The automatic is standard on the IS 250 AWD model and on the IS 350. The IS 350 has particularly strong acceleration; it can get to 60 mph in only 5.3 seconds.

Electronic stability control, which helps restore vehicle stability by applying the brakes at individual wheels, is standard on the IS 250, while the IS 350 gets the more sophisticated vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM), which integrates all of the vehicles electronic management systems, such as the anti-lock brakes and electronic power steering system, for more seamless assistance in maintaining stability. Eight air bags are standard on the IS, and there's also an optional pre-collision system (PCS) that retracts front seatbelts and readies brake assist when it anticipates a collision with radar sensors.

Other high-tech options on the IS include dynamic radar cruise control, which is packaged together with PCS, high-intensity discharge headlamps with an adaptive front-lighting system (AFS) to help illuminate into corners, and an intuitive park assist system for gauging the distance to adjacent vehicles. There's also a DVD-based touch-screen navigation system, a premium audio system with a six-disc changer and 13 speakers, or the top-of-the-line Mark Levinson premium surround sound system, which has 14 speakers, 300-watts, and ten amplifier channels and can play DVD movies when the vehicle isn't moving.

The X Package brings a sport suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a front lip spoiler, and sport pedals to either of the models. A Premium Plus Package brings perforated leather upholstery with heated and ventilated front seats.

Also new late in the model year is the new high-performance IS-F. The model is the first of a new line of limited-volume performance vehicles from Lexus to carry the "F" designation and will have a new 5.0L V8 engine with more than 400 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with Sport Direct-Shift manual control, plus 19-inch forged BBS wheels, big Brembo brakes, plus special equipment inside and out. Lexus promises a 0-60 time of less than 4.9 seconds.


Model News

A new performance-oriented model called the IS-F, with more than 400 horsepower and a full roster of track-ready equipment, joins the Lexus lineup later in the 2008 model year.

The rest of the IS sport sedans carry over to 2008 with only a few minor changes. Seats have been redesigned, and IS 250 AWD models now also get standard leather seats, with the front being heated. Door scuff plates and the outside mirror control get new illumination, a coin holder has been added, and the standard 17-inch alloy wheels get a new finish.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Lexus IS sport sedans bring the driving feel of a sports coupe, in a more practical four-door sedan body style, and have some available high-tech features that aren't offered by its head-on competitors. The IS 250 AWD model appeals to the more practical-minded, and the IS-F that's set to debut late in the model year may just win over some buyers who want a new track toy that's practical enough for everyday driving.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
307.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
427.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/210

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
88.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.0 in

Front Leg Room
43.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Front Hip Room
54.1 in

Second Head Room
36.9 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
180.1 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
3527 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

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)
2.91

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
13.15 x -TBD- in

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.1 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
10V309000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 06, 2010

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
138874

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2008 LEXUS PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 26, 2005 THROUGH JULY 29, 2008. MICRO-FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE MATERIAL OF THE VALVE SPRING MAY DEGRADE THE STRENGTH OF THE VALVE SPRING, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE SPRING TO BREAK.

Consequence
THE ENGINE COULD FAIL AND STOP SUDDENLY WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V020000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 16, 2009

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
214570

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 214,570 MY 2006-2008 LEXUS IS, MY 2006-2007 GS AND MY 2007-2008 LS PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALUMINUM FUEL DELIVERY PIPES (FUEL RAILS). ETHANOL FUELS WITH A LOW MOISTURE CONTENT WILL CORRODE THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF THE FUEL RAILS. AS THIS CONDITION PROGRESSES, THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.

Consequence
OVER TIME, THE CORROSION MAY CREATE A PINHOLE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY PIPES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA/LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V388000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 05, 2009

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
3800000

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.

Consequence
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT PENDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL-SPECIFIC REMEDIES. TOYOTA WILL MAIL A SECOND NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES NOTIFYING THEM OF THE FREE REMEDY WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. THE FIRST NOTICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING OCTOBER 2009 AND TOYOTA WILL ADVISE NHTSA OF THE ESTIMATED DATE WHEN THE REMEDY PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V340000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 23, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,654,713

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe 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 model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jer...

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

Toyota will notify the Toyota 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. An interim notification was mailed to owners July 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).

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.

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 Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. 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. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC 24-valve direct injection V6 engine-inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i), OD

Rear wheel drive

Traction control (TRAC)

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) w/cutoff function

Double wishbone front suspension-inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

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

Front/rear gas-filled shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P225/45VR17 all-season front tires

P245/45VR17 all-season rear tires

17" x 8" 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

Temporary spare tire

Speed-sensitive electric pwr steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

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

Stainless steel exhaust w/dual polished pipes

Tool kit

One-piece color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Low grille w/color-keyed front airdam

Projector bulb headlamps w/headlamp off delay

Front fog lamps

Daytime running lights

LED lights-inc: brake lights, tail lights

UV & infrared ray-reducing glass w/acoustic windshield glass

Color-keyed pwr heated mirrors w/puddle lamps

Variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

Leather seat trim

10-way pwr front bucket seats w/pwr lumbar

Rear bench seat w/trunk pass-through

Center console-inc: front armrest, (1) front cupholder, (2) rear cupholders, storage box

1-piece cut pile carpeting

Carpeted floor mats

Illuminated scuff plates

Manual tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/paddle shifters

Optitron gauges-inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, coolant temp

Warning lights-inc: battery, oil level, seat belt, brake, airbags, engine, oil pressure, low fuel, tire slippage (w/TRAC)

Indicator lights-inc: door ajar, TRAC off, headlamp on, high beam, cruise control, fog lamps on, scheduled maintenance

Tire pressure monitoring system

Digital odometer w/(2) trip meters

Outside temp gauge

Digital clock

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

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

Remote keyless entry system-inc: lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable tone, rolling code

Illuminated trunk & fuel filler door release

Lexus personalized settings (LPS)

HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Cruise control

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: 194-watt amplifier, (13) speakers, auxiliary audio input , automatic sound levelizer (ASL)

Rear glass-imprinted antenna w/FM diversity antenna

Shark fin satellite antenna

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

HD rear window defogger w/timer

Cigarette lighter w/front ashtray

Coin holder

Auxiliary pwr outlet

(1) cupholder behind shift lever

Metallic-finish interior accents

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Sound-absorbing sun visors w/vanity mirrors

(2) front/(2) rear assist grips

Lighting-inc: door courtesy, glovebox, trunk, front/rear dome, LED map

Front seatback pockets

Retractable coat hooks

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

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

Driver & front passenger airbag (SRS), front passenger on/off switch

Front/rear side curtain airbags (SRS)

Front seat-mounted side airbag (SRS)

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 restraint seat (CRS) w/top tether anchor brackets, child safety rear door locks

Traction control (TRAC)

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) w/cutoff function

Collapsible steering column

Impact-dissipating soft upper headliner & pillars

Front/rear door side-impact beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

First aid kit

 
LEATHER TRIM
$0

 
PERFORATED LEATHER TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,290

 
LUXURY PKG
$3,495

 
LUXURY PKG W/18 WHEELS
$4,325

 
SPORT PKG
$3,805

 
X PKG
$894

 
X PKG W/SUNROOF
$1,394

 
MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO PKG
$940

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,550

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO PKG
$3,990

 
18" 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$830

 
HID HEADLAMPS
$875

 
HEADLAMP WASHERS
$100

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
LEXUS PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM (PCS)
$2,850

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$69

 
DUAL SPORT EXHAUST W/REAR GROUND EFFECT
$2,095

 
DUAL SPORT EXHAUST
$1,500

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,500

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$355

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$486

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$486

 
ALL WEATHER MATS
$109

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$210

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG W/APPLIQUE
$279

 
18" ISP MODE ALLOY WHEELS & TIRES
$2,450

 
18" ISP MODE ALLOY WHEELS
$1,375

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEELS & TIRES
$2,450

 
18" G-SPIDER ALLOY WHEELS
$1,375

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