Used 2005 Lexus IS 300 Pricing


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2005 Lexus IS 300

2005 Highlights

The IS 300 continues into 2005 largely unchanged. A limited-slip differential is no longer available with the manual transmission.


Pros

  • Outstanding driving dynamics, slick interior decor, competitive pricing.

Cons

  • Small rear seat and trunk, not much storage space, aging design struggles to keep up with its more modern competition.

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Features & Specs

E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)SportCross 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
MPG181818
Seating555
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower215 hp @ 5800 rpm215 hp @ 5800 rpm215 hp @ 5800 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    M
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Lexus IS 300

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Consumer Rating


On month 7
I love most everything about this car aside from the craptacular gas mileage. The ride is also a bit harsh, but that might be just me getting older :-) To date I haven't had any warranty work done to the car - a primary reason for buying this car for me was Lexus reputation. If you are considering buying this car I would encourage you to do so.
One of the Best RWD Car you can get
The styling of the car is very agressive and sporty. For a 3255lbs vehicle the car perform very well. The engine was build for import tune spec and respond very well to performance modification. I wish Lexus would have use a more agressive cam from supra engine to move the stock rear wheel horse power up to 188whp. My IS300 AKA Altezza has gone through couple of performace Mod, like a stage1 turbo kit from inovative turbo and fujitsubo high flow exhaust, which boost the WHP to 323whp. The stock clucth will take this mod without any problem. This is one of the best vehicle ever build and it will surely out performed a BMW series 3 with a small modification to the intake and exhaust system.
My Most Fun Car in 50 years!
I've been driving 50 years and have driven a Lexus automobile since 1993. This IS 300 is undoubtably the most enjoyable car I've ever owned to drive, exceeding even the Lexus 400. As a rather "vertically challenged" woman, I've never, until the IS 300, been able to see over a hood of any car I've driven (scary thought). This automobile allows me to sit high enough to have a clear view of the front of the car. It makes driving fun and much more comfortable for me. In today's market, this automobile is a bargain!
Used 2005 Lexus IS 300 Overview

Pre-owned Lexus IS 300 models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 215 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Lexus IS 300 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed manual.

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