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2017 Lexus IS 300 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Refreshed exterior and interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Larger 10.3-inch multimedia display available
The 2017 Lexus IS 300 is a sport compact sedan that is a step above the IS 200t in terms of performance and features. It competes with the BMW 330, Mercedes CLA250, and INFINITI Q50. This year, it gains a midcycle refresh that includes revisions to its exterior and interior.

Updates to the IS 300 are most apparent at the front-end, which has a new headlight design and menacing lower air vents. The rear fascia had also been slightly revised and adapted to fit the new, molded dual pipe exhaust system. Standard features for the IS 300 include HID headlights, heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, LED daytime running lamps, remote trunk release, and 17-inch wheels. Sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels are also available.

Under the hood, the IS 300 is powered by a 255-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 236 pounds-feet of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Fuel efficiency for the IS 300 is an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the IS 200t offers a premium NuLuxe leatherette interior with front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The steering wheel controls and cupholders have been revised for improved ergonomics. The center features the Lexus Display Audio System that includes a 7-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and dual USB ports. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, the Lexus Enform app suite, voice command recognition, and a Mark Levinson premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, and remote keyless entry. Leather upholstery, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, a memory seat, and a heated steering wheel are available as well.

Standard for the IS 300 is the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a pre-collision system, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Free for the first year is the Lexus Enform Safety Connect package that includes automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, an emergency assist button, and roadside assistance. A backup camera, a blindspot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert are also available.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 MPG
  • Highway: 26 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

5 of 6 (83%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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