When comparing the Lexus IS 250's and the Lexus IS 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus IS 250 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Lexus IS 350 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Lexus IS 250 and Lexus IS 350 have the same interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus IS 250's and the Lexus IS 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus IS 250 is a better car than the Lexus IS 350.
Lexus IS 250 vs. Lexus IS 350 Pricing
A used 2015 Lexus IS 250 ranges from $16,472 to $27,598 while a used 2015 Lexus IS 350 is priced between $19,800 to $30,500.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lexus IS 250’s base engine makes 204 horsepower, and the Lexus IS 350 base engine makes 306 horsepower. The IS 250 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 522 miles. The IS 350 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 487 miles. This gives the Lexus IS 250 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lexus IS 350. Both models use gasoline.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lexus IS 350 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.