Lexus IS 250 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We had never considered the Lexus IS to be one of the leaders in the midsize luxury sport sedan category. After all, when you are competing with the heavy hitters like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 it is difficult to be a standout. It?s like a…

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2014 Lexus IS

By Bill Schaffer San Francisco ?Since the birth of the brand in 1989, Lexus has been producing an outstanding series of luxury vehicles, leading the industry with top-level ratings in nearly every category. About eight years ago, they expanded the menu offering with a rear-wheel drive sport sedan designed to compete in the highly contested…

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2014 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 Test Drive

2014 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 Performance inspired sedans for third generation Lexus is generally thought of in terms of producing luxury level vehicles, ranging from entry to premium status. The pioneer of the Lexus sports performance set came in 2001 in the form of the Lexus IS F, which cranked out a healthy…

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Test Drive: Lexus IS 250 AWD

The Lexus IS?is 11 years old this year, and the popular sport sedan is again expanding its offerings with more variations. New for 2011, the IS 350 is offered with all-wheel drive (AWD) and there is a new F Sport Package for both the 250 and 350 rear-drive versions. When you drive as many different…

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