In comparing the Lexus IS 250's and the Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the Lexus IS 250 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus IS 250's and the Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry is a better car than the Lexus IS 250.
Lexus IS 250 vs. Toyota Camry Pricing
A used 2015 Lexus IS 250 ranges from $16,450 to $27,590 while a used 2015 Toyota Camry is priced between $10,993 to $20,993.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lexus IS 250’s base engine makes 204 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry base engine makes 178 horsepower. The IS 250 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 522 miles. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 595 miles. This gives the Toyota Camry the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lexus IS 250. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Camry has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lexus IS 250 has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Toyota Camry has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.