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Lexus IS 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Lexus IS 300

  • Can't match the BMW 3 Series in terms of luxury, but its combination of price, performance and premium features make the IS 300 a very intriguing sport sedan or wagon.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Outstanding driving dynamics, slick interior decor, competitive pricing.

  • Cons

    Small rear seat and trunk, not much storage space, styling could be "tragically hip" by some accounts.

  • What's New for 2004

    On the outside, look for a new wheel design and smoked surrounding trim for the headlights and taillights. Inside, Lexus has added a memory function for the driver seat, a maintenance indicator light, a new storage compartment on the dash (for cars without the navigation system) and new trim highlights.

Full 2004 Lexus IS 300 Review

What's New for 2004

On the outside, look for a new wheel design and smoked surrounding trim for the headlights and taillights. Inside, Lexus has added a memory function for the driver seat, a maintenance indicator light, a new storage compartment on the dash (for cars without the navigation system) and new trim highlights.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



This is the best car

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

The Lexus Sport Hatchback is the greatest car for me. I carry children around in it, it's very safe. And if I'm driving a long distance the gas saved by not driving a huge monster oversized van or truck-type vehicle is enormous. Plus, this car is so much fun to drive. I'm usually the first to volunteer to drive anywhere because it is such fun and very comfortable. The sound system is wonderful as well. I can't say enough about this fabulous car. It has it all.




Go gita!

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

The SportCross is a small wagon with a Supra engine. It moves like a cat and stops on a dime. Add a turbo and run with M3 BMWs but for thousands less. The car has an aggressive, naughty stance. Interior is sporty not luxurious. With the seats down, I have loaded five kitchen cabinets with room to spare. The rear floor lowers for added flexibility; there are several stealth storage areas and hooks for tie- down straps. Called the Altezza Gita in Japan, accessories, such as a roof rack, are available via importers. The SportCross is both practical and fun. If you want soft luxury get a different Lexus. If you want to ride a unicorn while everyone else is on a horse, get a SportCross.




Great styling reliable

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

love it. handles great and the design gets much attention turning heads. engine could have more power.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

very good experience. beautiful inside and out.




Everything i wanted

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this car because I wanted some utility but not an SUV. The car is FUN to drive, very comfortable, at least for front seat occupants and is so different from anything else on the road. It's nice to have such a unique vehicle. I look forward to driving it every day. Steering/handling, and brakes are excellent and it has PLENTY of power for me vs. my old 4 banger. You can go 80 and feel you are not pushing the car at all. I am perfectly willing to but snows on in the winter for the RWD experience.




Solar spectacular

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus IS 300 SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

My baby is so worth the cost of having him! Even with the increasing price of premium in the Bay Area. I cannot wait until Lexus comes out with the IS430! They'd better not have just been toying with me in LA at the Auto Show! That'll be a quantum leap. I'd expect 10s in everything but gas. FYI: I got it in 2002, not 2003.



Talk About The 2004 IS 300

2004 Lexus IS 300 Discussions See all Started By

james225
james225
08-30-2005
Im new at these forums. I am trying to sell my Lexus IS 300, 2004, 15000 miles on it. Whats my best way to go about selling it?...


Sylvia
Sylvia
07-19-2002
The 2004 Lexus RX 330 Luxury SUV, due out in 2003 boasts a larger engine and body (thrid-row + more cargo space) than the RX 300....


gqfrommars
gqfrommars
04-08-2004
After a lot of research, I was down to two cars which were the 2004 RX330 and the 2004 MDX....



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