2001 Lexus IS 300 Review

2001 Lexus IS 300 Review


  • Near ideal weight distribution, slick interior decor, competitive pricing.


  • No manual transmission, small rear seat, lacking a telescoping steering column.

What's new

Lexus continues to change gears, moving away from single-minded relentless pursuits of perfection to chase performance. The new IS 300, complete with rear-wheel drive and a 215-horse inline six, chases the BMW 3 Series in the entry luxury sport marketplace, and will continue to do so until a proper manual transmission is available.


IS 300 Sedan