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2021 Lexus IS 300 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2021 Lexus
IS 300

MSRP*: $39,050 to $41,050
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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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Invoice* $36,318 to $38,178 $39,945 to $41,805
MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 31 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.8 ft3 10.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 241 - 260 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 185.4 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lexus IS 300 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus IS 350 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 300 and the Lexus IS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 300 as you will with the Lexus IS 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus IS 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus IS 300 and the Lexus IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 300 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 350. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Lexus IS 300 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus IS 350, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 300 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus IS 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 300 and the Lexus IS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus IS 300 as you will in the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.