Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,945 - $34,485
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
204
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,945 - $34,485
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
204
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Lexus IS If...

Sporty handling, an engaging personality and multiple powertrain and packaging configurations make the Lexus IS well worth considering by anyone who believes that small is beautiful and ...

Lexus IS Models & Trims

2008 Lexus IS Owner Reviews

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19 Reviews
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Pros and cons of a Lexus is 250.

The Lexus is 250 is a grand car however it has a lot of brake issues. The brakes definitely wear down faster than an average car. The gas mileage is about average. It is not great, but it is not bad either. They are relatively safe cars equipped with airbags around every corner of the car. Depending on how much you drive this particular model, the tires last a decent amount of time. The front tires are smaller than the back tires. The battery has to be changed around every 4 years. It is a comfy car so great for road trips. Also is rather spacious.

- Alexa C

I love the heated and cooled seats. They are my favorite.

When I first purchased the car in 2013 about 7 to 8 months after the touch screen navigation went out and it wasn't included in my warranty to be fixed. Other than that I really love my little car I haven't had any other problems with it, I will most likely continue to purchase Lexus' in the future when the time is right.

- Lacy D

Dependable but it is expensive.

It is fine, does not get great gas mileage, but it is been a good car overall. The headlights are expensive to replace but you can easily do them yourself. For the driving conditions in la I have had the brakes replaced twice in 4 years. It is a good car but because it is a luxury car the maintenance can be expensive.

- Stacy M

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2008 Lexus IS Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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2008 Lexus IS Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$8,945 - $10,648
$34,485 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 hp
204 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 24
2.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.9 in.
43.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 39 in.
37.2 - 39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.6 in.
30.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 36.9 in.
36.7 - 36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
13 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
35.5 ft.

Length

Length
180.1 in.
180.1 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3455 lbs.
3651 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 hp
204 hp

Torque

Torque
185 ft. lbs.
185 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.1 gal.
17.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety