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2023 Lexus IS 300 Consumer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

Fun 2 drive, poor technology

Jason burgos, 08/08/2018
2018 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
20 of 20 people found this review helpful

Only 3,000 miles in but the navigation and Lexus Enform is terribly unreliable. I wasted money upgrading to this option. Seat cooling and heating has a mind of its own.

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4 out of 5 stars

IS 300Fsport FUN FUN

John Eversole, 07/13/2018
2018 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
19 of 21 people found this review helpful

There are only a few nagging issues but in the big scheme of things, they may be minor to many. First, the car is very nimble, quick steering, brakes and acceleration. I could get better than 19.5 mpg but I drive it very fast and hard. A little hard to get in, but once in, very comfortable. But a car at this level should have memory seats! Very little storage in the large (on the outside) console. I did not order, or want, the navigation. One of the reasons I bought this model was the fold down rear seats, and most Lexus models do not and I did not want another SUV. It is a fun car that feels very solid and safe and would be close to perfect if these few areas were corrected.

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4 out of 5 stars

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DG, 11/22/2020
2020 Lexus IS 300 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I bought this because my 2020 Ford Explorer just wasn’t cutting it. I went with the IS because I wanted something a little smaller and sporty. I love the interior. It feels just like a Lexus. The one disappointing thing is no Apple Car Play. That’s a head scratcher for a 2020 model. The seats are very comfortable, and the site lines are on point. I’ve driven it on a three hour trip already and comfort was not an issue. The car drives well. It has the acceleration I need and handles corners very well. It rides really smoothly. The transmission shifts easily, and there is little noise from outside the cabin. The infortainment system is an issue. Previously noted was lack of Apple Car Play. I also am not a huge fan of the knob in this one instead of the pad that controls everything. Have driven Lexus and Toyota cars in the past I’m very familiar with the display screen and menu options. Overall this is a very good car. It is comfortable, quick, and performs well. It loses points for technology, but everything else is really superb.

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5 out of 5 stars

Lady in hot Blue Lexus

Kathy, 08/07/2018
updated 02/14/2019
2018 Lexus IS 300 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
10 of 11 people found this review helpful

First Lexus, fun to drive, great handling on curves, brakes excellent. Comfortable seats, lacks storage next to driver. Love it!

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Racy Lexus

Jennie Hobbs, 11/03/2019
updated 06/15/2023
2019 Lexus IS 300 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
9 of 12 people found this review helpful

Interior quality was excellent. Love the f sport package and recommend. Wish I had got the memory seats though since my spouse sometimes drives the car as well. Gas mileage not as good as my 328i but hope I will save on repair bills as the reliability should be better. Ben our salesperson made it one of my best car buying experiences . Over 60,000 miles and nothing but regular repair things such as tires,brakes and oil change. Car rides and performs like new. Would like a little more horsepower and less turbo lag. Interior is still looking good . Got wife the red and black interior and she is still very satisfied with it. Seats are great except on longer trips they can be a little tough on aging backs.

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