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2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$42,180 to $44,345
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City 19 - 20 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 24 - 30
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 350 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus IS 300 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 350 and the Lexus IS 300 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 350 as you will with the Lexus IS 300, 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). The Lexus IS 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 300. 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 350 and the Lexus IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 350 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 300.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 350 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS 300.

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

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