The 2013 Lexus IS 250 is a small luxury sedan that will available in rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) trim levels. It’s comes with scores points for attractive styling, unshakable reliability and comes up short in performance and practicality. The new Lexus IS 250 features a high-quality cabin materials, compliant ride and quiet interior.
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 comes with a few minor changes. There are no longer available a manual transmission, and the navigation system now includes HD radio and a smartphone apps suite.
Engine and Performance
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that makes 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic. The 2013 Lexus IS 250 is expected to accelerate from zero to 60-mph time only in 7.9 seconds for the IS 250 RWD and at 8.3 seconds for the AWD. Estimated fuel economy stands at 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive version rates 21/27/23.
Interior and Features
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 is features sporty interior with high quality of the plastics, supple leather, handsome wood and metallic accents. The cabin controls are also intuitive and easy to use. The trunk can hold a maximum of 13 cubic feet of luggage.
Exterior and Features
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 is a small luxury sedan that is offered in rear-wheel-drive (IS 250 RWD) and all-wheel-drive (IS 250 AWD) trim levels. The IS is also comes in the convertibles and the high-performance IS F Sport models.
The standard features of 2013 Lexus IS 250 comes with foglamps, 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. There are also available with the Bluetooth phone, audio connectivity, Safety Connect telematics system, and a 13-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a six-CD changer, an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Navigation System package adds Bluetooth phonebook downloading, a navigation system, a rearview camera, HD radio, voice commands, Lexus Enform enhanced telematics, real-time traffic/weather/sports/fuel prices and is also can added a 14-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system
The Luxury package adds auto-dimming outside mirrors, xenon headlights, automatic wipers, driver memory functions, a power rear sunshade, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and wood trim.
The F Sport package is only available on IS 250 RWD models that will adds grille inserts, dark-finish 18-inch F Sport wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, front and rear spoilers, and heated F Sport seats with microfiber inserts and leather bolsters.
Safety and Security
2013 Lexus IS 250 comes with great safety and security features. According to the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) test, it’s received a perfect “Good” rating for its performance in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.
The standard safety equipment on Lexus IS 250 2013 includes traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, Safety Connect and side curtain airbags.
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 price starts at MSRP from $35,065 for the base IS 250 RWD and the Lexus IS 250 AWD price available at $37,525 (MSRP).
2013 Lexus IS 250 RWD Specs
|Engine and Performance
Base engine size: 2.5 L
Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Valve timing: Variable
Torque: 185 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm
Horsepower: 204 hp @ 6400 rpm
Turning circle: 33.5 ft.
Base engine type: gasDriveTrain
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive type: rear wheel drive
Fuel type: gas
Fuel tank capacity: 17.1 gal.
Fuel type: premium unleaded
Range in miles (cty/hwy): 359.1/513.0 mi.
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 21/30 mpgSuspension
Multi-link rear suspension
Double wishbone front suspension
Front and rear stabilizer bar
Four-wheel independent suspension
Rear head room: 36.7 in.
Rear hip Room: 53.7 in.
Rear leg room: 30.6 in.
Rear shoulder room: 52.7 in.
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage and pass-thru center armrestFront Seats
Front head room: 37.2 in.
Front hip room: 54.1 in.
Front leg room: 43.9 in.
Front shoulder room: 54.4 in.
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
4 one-touch power windows
Remote power door locks
Remote window operation
13 total speakers
194 watts stereo output
AM/FM in-dash 6 CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
Sirius XM satellite radio
Auxiliary audio input and iPod integration
Radio data system
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Leather and simulated alloy trim on center console
Interior air filtration
Dual zone climate controls – driver and passenger
Simulated alloy trim on dash
Alloy and leather trim on shift knob
Leather steering wheel
Leather and simulated alloy trim on doors
Front and rear reading lights
Front and rear floor mats
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Width: 70.9 in.
Height: 56.1 in.
Length: 180.3 in.
Wheel base: 107.5 in.
Front track: 60.4 in.
Rear track: 60.4 in.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 13.0 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity: 13.0 cu.ft.Roof and Glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Headlamps
18″ Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels w/Summer Tires
18″ Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels w/All-Season TiresTires and Wheels
Steel spare wheel
245/45R V tires
All season tires
17 x 8.0 in. wheels
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
EPA interior volume: 98.7 cu.ft.
Drag Coefficient: 0.28 Cd
Curb weight: 3435 lbs.
- 4-wheel ABS
- Child seat anchors
- Remote anti-theft alarm system
- Front and rear head airbags
- Dual front side-mounted airbags
- Emergency braking assist
- Daytime running lights
- Engine immobilizer
- Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
- Rear door child safety locks
- Front fog/driving lights
- Auto delay off headlamps
- 2 front headrests
- 3 rear headrests
- Dusk sensing headlamps
- Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
- Turn signal mirrors
- Stability control
- Traction control
- Rear center 3-point belt
- Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
- Electronic brakeforce distribution
- Emergency interior trunk release
- Post-collision safety system
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Front height adjustable headrests
- Rear folding headrests
Intuitive Parking Assist