(4.7) 6 reviews
MSRP: $4,990$12,278
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
2005 Lexus IS 300

Our Take on the 2005 Lexus IS 300

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument layout
  • Interior space
  • No manual shift available in wagon

Notable Features

  • 215-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder
  • E-Shift automatic transmission
  • Available manual gearbox in sedan
  • RWD layout
  • Sedan or wagon body style


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 6 reviews

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My first Lexus

by Phoenix_Lexus from Phoenix, AZ on December 8, 2010

First - a caveat. I am a longtime Toyota owner, having driven almost nothing but Tacomas (or the pre-Tacoma pick-up) for nearly 20 years, so I may be somewhat biased to the Lexus. I am thoroughly ple... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

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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.

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