Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,792 - $42,360
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
204
Seats
4-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,792 - $42,360
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
204
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.8 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Though it has a tendency to fly under the radar, the Lexus IS sport sedan boasts plenty of refinement, attractive packaging, and a range of engine choices. Owners will also appreciate th...

2012 Lexus IS Owner Reviews

4.3
23 Reviews
57% 26% 13% 2 star 0% 4%
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I like my Lexus. I like the fact that it is easy to drive and it is reliable.

I’ have never had a major problem with my car although maintenance can be costly. I find it reliable, easy to drive. I am not sure if it is efficient because I do not drive far. I don't really know much about cars all I know is that this car has not had any major problems. I like most of the interior features but it lacks GPS and a camera.

- Mary Felicity A

A Lexus provides safety and comfort in one elegant package.

The cabin comforts are extensive including a back-up camera, heated sand cooling seats, excellent surround sound, tons of options for listening to music, news or podcasts, easy to configure your technology to work in the car. The ride is smooth and very quiet. The Lexus has an excellent turning radius and a responsive engine.

- Vanessa B

Is 250 c hardtop convertible.

Having the is250c is a nice option to a convertible, I like having the hardtop option. Lexus is a very reliable maker so I knew I would be able to drive my car for a long time. I like all the options I have as well. I have ac and heated seats and even though I live in FL the heated seats come in handy.

- Tanya B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$15,792 - $17,973
$42,360 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 hp
204 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 24
2.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.9 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.6 in.
25.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.1 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

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

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
33.5 ft.

Length

Length
180.3 in.
182.5 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3455 lbs.
3814 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
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
30 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
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

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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