2002 Lexus IS 300

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10 reviews
Available Price Range $2,346-$9,950 Trims3 Combined MPG 21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2002 Lexus IS 300

Our Take

The sporty compact rear-drive Lexus was introduced for the 2001 model year and is a noteworthy rival to the BMW 3 Series. The IS 300 gets a number of changes for 2002, the most notable of which is... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

As the ad so proudly claims, Lexus has always meant luxury. But has it ever meant utility?We doubt it.Can you imagine: "Need extra space to haul that sheet of lumber? See your Lexus dealer."Or, perhaps, there's the more painful: "Not sure how you'll haul home cement bags, a bar fridge and two kids? Think: Lexus."Actually, for a change, do think Lexus. Twenty-two cubic feet of cargo sp... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 10 reviews

Very Very Good

by Realist from Los Angeles, CA on January 28, 2010

We have a fully optioned 5-speed w/nav and full leather. It was a special order because of the color combo, options, and the 5-speed manual. Waited 3-months for the car and it was worth the wait! Nimb... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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