Lexus IS 300 Models and IS 300 History

In 2005, the sporty IS 300 was released, unveiled with a slew of luxurious amenities, a spacious and inviting cabin and a powerful 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that could make 215 horsepower. In 2002, Lexus added a five-speed manual transmission to better compete with other automakers, in addition to upgrading the suspension, the GPS system, and many of the options and available trims to make them even more luxurious. The carmaker also expanded the safety features to now include side curtain airbags, auto-dimming mirrors, a stability control system and a BrakeAssist system. Lexus also introduced a wagon version of this car during this model year, too. No major changes were made to the 2003 or 2004 model years. In 2005, the limited-slip differential was discontinued (with the manual transmission version), and minor tweaks were made to various trims and optional add-ons.

New and Used IS 300 Prices, Lexus IS 300 Model Years and History

The IS 300 sedan redefines luxury, merging a modern design with new technologies and features that are certain to appease.
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 3 / 5
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 3 / 5
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The 2005 Lexus IS 300 is a compact sports car that seats five passengers and is available as a sedan or a wagon.
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An entry-level luxury compact sports car, the 2004 Lexus IS 300 is available as a four-door sedan or a five-door wagon both of which offer seating for five.
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The 2003 Lexus IS 300 is a compact entry-level luxury car that is available as a sedan or a wagon, both which seat five passengers and offer a sporty driving experience.
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A compact entry-level luxury car with room for five, the 2002 Lexus IS 300 is available as a sedan or a wagon.
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A brand-new compact sports sedan, the 2001 Lexus IS 300 is offered at an entry-level luxury car price but is full of excellent standard features.
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Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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