(4.8) 11 reviews
MSRP: $2,659$9,859
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 215-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2002 Lexus IS 300

Our Take on the 2002 Lexus IS 300

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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 the arrival of a SportCross body style to join the original sedan. First seen at Detroit’s aut... Read Full Report


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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 ... Read full review for the 2002 Lexus IS 300

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Motor is electric smooth, Bullet Proof

by Fritz from Melbourne, FL on April 2, 2008

Very smooth car, engine barely audible. 5 speed makes for great fun, plus its easy to turn off traction control. Handles nicely, if not quite as well as a 3 Series BMW, it makes up for it in reliabili... Read Full Review

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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.


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