With the 2003 Lexus IS 300, the consumer has options. Wagon
or sedan? Manual or automatic transmission? No matter the
choice, this luxury compact car will satisfy those in search
of an attractive-looking vehicle with a sporty feel.
The 2003 Lexus IS 300 is available as either a 4-door sedan
or a 4-door wagon called the SportCross. The sedan can be
purchased with either manual or automatic transmission,
while the SportCross wagon is available with automatic transmission.
Like all Lexus vehicles, the inside of the 2003 Lexus IS
300 does not disappoint. Standard interior features include
cruise control, an interior air filter, air conditioning
with automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and
an AM/FM/cassette with in-dash 6-disc CD changer. Other
standard features on this car are a tachometer, map lights,
a tilt, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and cloth upholstery.
The SportCross wagon also comes equipped with a fold-down
front passenger seat, and a split folding rear seat, to
accommodate extra cargo.
The VK Power and Leather package, available for both the
sedan and the SportCross wagon, gives the consumer the option
of leather and ultrasuede upholstery, as well as 8-way power
Both the sedan and the SportCross wagon are equipped with
high-intensity-discharge headlights, and alloy 17-inch wheels.
The SportCross wagon also has a rear spoiler, and a rear
wiper/washer. A power sunroof is an option on all Lexus
IS 300 models.
The engine housed in the 2003 Lexus IS 300 is a 3.0-litre
inline 6-cylinder engine that delivers 215 hp at 5800 rpm,
and 218 lbs-ft of torque at 3800 rpm. The sedan's manual
transmission is 5-speed, while its automatic transmission
is 5-speed with manual shift capability. The SportCross
wagon also has a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual
shift capability. Fuel efficiency on both the sedan and
SportCross wagon has been measured at 18/25 mpg (city/highway).
Safety and Security
The safety and security features on the Lexus IS 300 live
up to those offered on other Lexus vehicles. Standard on
both the sedan and the SportCross wagon are daytime running
lights, 4-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, dual front airbags,
front curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. These
models are also equipped with fog lights, and a theft-deterrent
system. An anti-skid system, including a limited-slip differential,
is an option on both the sedan and the SportCross wagon.
2003 Lexus IS 300 Highlights
wedge character sweeps up from the rear flare emphasizes
coordinated front airdam with low grille
Discharge (HID) headlamps
combination lamp with stop lamp inside chrome extension
and infrared ray reducing glass on all windows
spoiler (optional on sedan, standard on SportCross)
colors include: Crystal White, Millennium Silver Metallic,
Graphite Gray Pearl, Black Onyx, Absolutely Red, Solar
Yellow, Electric Mica Green, Intensa Blue Pearl, and
Cibola Gold Metallic
outside rearview mirrors
leather/Ecsaine interior trim available in ivory or
full leather interior in ivory or black
aluminum sports pedals enhance sporty appearance
speedometer offers an innovative look and excellent
visibility, featuring a 160 mph speedometer, coolant
temperature, battery voltage, and fuel consumption
gauges within the "chronograph." These are
flanked by an 8,000-rpm tachometer and fuel gauge
in the cluster.
power moonroof with tilt-and-slide functions and pinch
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Lexus IS 300.
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