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Lexus IS 250 (2014)

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Lexus IS 250 (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

Lexus IS 250 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Why is Lexus IS 250 (2014) better than the average?

  • Height
    1.43mvs1.47m
  • smaller turn radius
    10.4mvs11.37m
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.28Cdvs0.29Cd
  • more valves
    24vs20.12
  • more airbags
    10vs7.43
  • shorter length
    4.67mvs4.86m
  • longer drivetrain warranty (km)
    112654kmvs106242.94km
  • longer basic warranty (km)
    80467kmvs72525.01km

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General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3. smaller turn radius

10.4m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

112654km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

6. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96561km

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

391l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2.height

1.43m

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1.41m

3. more headroom (front)

970mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

4. longer wheelbase

2.8m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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5. more headroom (rear)

937mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.05m

6. shorter length

4.67m

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4.42m

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.28Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.

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0.24Cd

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

251Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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10000Nm

2. better fuel economy (city)

13.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

9.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

204hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5.Has Stop-Start system
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6. better fuel economy (combined)

11.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.06l/100 km

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Features

1.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2.Has Bluetooth
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3. more airbags

10

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Lexus IS 250 (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

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