Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, though the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Lexus IS 250. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2019 Lexus IS 250 is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you can get the 2019 Lexus IS 250 with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a stronger V6, or you can get the miserly 2019 Lexus IS 250 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Lexus IS 250 is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Lexus IS 250 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Lexus IS 250 with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Lexus IS 250 provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you choose among the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from across the way.
The 2019 Lexus IS 250 is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2019 Lexus IS 250 might you should be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Lexus IS 250 is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Lexus IS 250 Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Lexus IS 250 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Lexus IS 250 features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat will not need to be scooted entirely forward.