of the 2018 Lexus IS 300. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Soft but supportive F Sport front seats
- F Sport's motorized gauge cluster
- Navigation system's 10.3-inch screen
- Ride comfort on most surfaces
- Backseat legroom
- Weak turbo four-cylinder drivetrain
- Sluggish, indecisive eight-speed automatic
- Lack of steering feedback and athleticism
- Frustrating Remote Touch controller
- Some cheap-looking interior trim
- Large ledge between trunk floor and folded backseat
- Backup camera now standard
- Four-cylinder or V-6
- Rear- or all-wheel drive
- Automatic emergency braking standard
- Adaptive suspension available
- Performance-oriented F Sport Package available
What it is: The Lexus IS compact sedan is available with rear- or all-wheel drive and competes with sports sedans such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The IS lineup includes the IS 300 with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive; the IS 300 with a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and all-wheel drive; and the IS 350 with a 311-hp V-6 and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.
Last year’s rear-drive IS 200t is now designated the IS 300 and uses the same 241-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Horsepower is up by 5 hp — to 260 hp in the all-wheel-drive IS 300 and 311 hp in the IS 350. A backup camera is now standard, and adaptive front lighting is now available. Enform safety and service telematics features are now complimentary for 10 years instead of one.
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Best looking car I've owned...
Beautiful inside and out. Wish it had memory seat. Still have mp3 player/ipod issues. When playing ipod, it shuts off entire system after 1 minute! To play an mp3 player, you must pull out usb cable ... Read full review
Best Car i own Up to now.
Its a very reliable car...nice and smooth ride and very comfortable....i like the interior and the extrior look of it...i recomend it to anyone...thank you. Read full review
The 2018 Lexus IS 300 currently has 0 recalls
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
Every L/Certified vehicle now comes with an unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years, complimentary maintenance plan. Each L/Certified Pre-Owned Lexus must pass a rigorous inspection and be thoroughly reconditioned to meet the same high standards as a new Lexus. Exclusively at a Lexus dealership.
Unlimited Mileage Warranty Up To 6 YearsWarranty is valid for a minimum of two years/unlimited mileage after the expiration of 4 yr/50,000 mile new vehicle Basic Warranty, or two years from L/Certified purchase or lease date, whichever occurs later.
Under 6 years / 70,000 milesVehicles receive a 161 point inspection and reconditioning.