Spending Time with the 2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD

2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD Truffle Mica

Early this morning, I made my way to Toyota Canada’s corporate HQ outside of Toronto and took possession of a Lexus IS 250 for review. It’s the AWD config, an automatic, with Truffle Mica exterior and Ecru leather interior, a very flattering combination.

The rest of the day was spent powering through highway traffic and testing the car on my favorite winding roads, stopping only to take photos and explore the interior. Even after a full eight hours behind the wheel, I still took the IS 250 out after dinner, to see how it drove at night:

2009 Lexus IS 250 AWD at Night

With my previous experience limited to a single short dealership test drive, this extended time behind the wheel has provided a lot of insight into Lexus’ entry-level sedan. It most certainly put both the praise and the criticism into perspective, and I can definitely see the appeal of the Lexus F-Sport accessories much clearer now.

I still have some time with the IS 250 tomorrow, and will be putting together an actual review, but the experience alone was something to share. Very satisfying, to say the least.

More shortly.