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Lexus IS 300

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Lexus IS 300

In years gone by, the Lexus IS300 nameplate referred to a compact luxury sedan with a petrol V6 engine. The “300” was a reference to a 3.0-litre engine. But not anymore.

In more recent times, Lexus rebadged the IS200t – a 2.0-litre turbo engine – to be the IS300. Something about the “300” part of the name worked wonders, according to the company’s marketing team. To confuse things a little further, though, the IS300 is also available as the IS300h, with a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain.

If you still want a six-cylinder Lexus IS, you’ll have to look at the IS350. But, if the IS300 is what you’re after, the variant is available in a few different trim levels, from the IS IS300 Luxury priced from $61,500 to the IS IS300 F Sport +EP1 at $73,100.
 

Lexus IS Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Lexus IS varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $45,200 and going to $78,320 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $45,200 $78,320
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP $61,500 $78,100
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $45,200 $78,320
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $41,600 $72,490
2018 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $38,100 $67,100
2017 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $31,800 $59,840
See All Lexus IS Pricing and Specs

Lexus IS 300 Colours

  • Sonic Quartz
  • Sonic Silver
  • Titanium
  • Mercury Grey
  • Caliente
  • Vermillion
  • Graphite Black
  • Onyx
  • Liquid Metal
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Lexus IS 300 2019.

Lexus IS 300 Accessories

There's no range of accessories per se for the Lexus IS, but you can option the Enhancement Packs on Luxury and F Sport grades, which add a number of additional items. And you can also choose the interior colour you want, depending on the exterior paint you choose. The three interior colour options include black, dark rose (red) or ochre (brown/tan).

Lexus IS Dimensions

The dimensions of the Lexus IS 300 Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Sedan 1435x1840x4710 mm 140 mm
2020 Sedan 1430x1810x4665 mm 121 mm
2019 Sedan 1430x1810x4665 mm 121 mm
2018 Sedan 1430x1810x4665 mm 121 mm
2017 Sedan 1430x1810x4665 mm 121 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Lexus IS 300 Dimensions

Lexus IS Fuel Consumption

The Lexus IS 300 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.2L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Sedan 8.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP
2020 Sedan 7.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 7.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 7.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 7.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Lexus IS 300 Pricing and Specs for 2021

Lexus IS 300 Interior

It hasn't changed as much as it should have. The brand has been pretty reserved with the enhancements in the cabin, though the new 10.3-inch touchscreen - which now sits 15cm closer - is finally equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Still no wireless charging, no USB-C charging, and no head-up display. It's looking and feeling its age in here, and the back seat space and storage could be better too.

Lexus IS 300 Speed

We asked Lexus Australia for 0-100km/h sprint times for the new-look Lexus IS, but the company said it doesn't have them. The IS350 would be quickest of the three, though.

Lexus IS Wheel Size

The Lexus IS 300 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x45 R18 for Sedan in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Sedan 235x45 R18 235x45 R18
2020 Sedan 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Sedan 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Sedan 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Sedan 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Lexus IS 300 Wheel Sizes

Lexus IS 300 Seats

There are five seats in the Lexus IS, but only the F Sport models get full leather trim. The others are fake leather. That's cool in an eco-way, but maybe you really want cow hide. The fifth seat - the middle rear - is largely theoretical, too, as the back is pretty tight.

Lexus IS Towing Capacity

The Lexus IS 300 has no towing capacity for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Sedan 0kg 0kg
2020 Sedan 0kg 1500kg
2019 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2018 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2017 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
See All Towing Capacity for Lexus IS 300