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2004 Lexus IS 300
2004 Lexus IS 300
Available Price Range $4,604-$11,700 Trims3 Combined MPG 21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Lexus IS 300

Our Take

Introduced for the 2001 model year, the sporty, compact, rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS 300 was meant to be a noteworthy rival to BMW’s 3 Series and other European sport sedans. An IS 300 SportCross body style joined the original IS 300 sedan later that season. In 2002, Lexus added a manual-shif... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument layout
  • Interior space
  • No manual shift for SportCross

Notable Features

  • 215-hp engine
  • E-Shift automatic transmission
  • Available manual gearbox in sedan
  • RWD layout
  • Available SportCross wagon
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Consumer Reviews


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by Police officer from south florida on December 2, 2007

Purchased car as lexus certified pre-owned. No complaints so far. Handles better than my previous 03' wrx, not as fast off the line though. Seats are very comfortable and supportive. Tranny shifts so ... 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.


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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