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excellent performance, great response, stable mauvering, fantastic sound system and great AC. fairly solid build has not experienced any rattles during the period I drove it. Elegant interior and exte... Read More
The Sportcross is a pleasure to drive, wish it had a little more zip (guess I could always install a turbo-charger!). Do wish it was more of a fuel miser in light of the nominal engine power. The Le... Read More
Instant Market Value
A used 2005 Lexus IS 300 SportCross has an average retail price of $12,733 and 103,400 miles.
The IS 300 SportCross was discontinued after 2005. The wagon had not initially sold as well as Lexus had hoped, and sales had since tapered off even further. The primary advantage of the wagon body was an extra ten cubic feet of cargo space over the sedan.
The IS 300 was powered by the same 3.0 liter inline six engine, with 215 horsepower and 218 pound-feet of torque. The engine provided ample power for the compact wagon, pulling it from 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds. Large brakes dropped 60 to 0 stopping distance to 115 feet. The performance-minded wagon's stiffer suspension was very in touch with the feel the road, and the available manual transmission also added to the experience. The SportCross was again only offered with rear wheel drive.
The SportCross never moved above a limited production status. Not many reviews exist, because not many people have one. The IS series had been hampered by its entry-level interior appeal, a long list of options compared to what was standard, and a failure to chase down German competitors. Still, the combination of performance and affordability had attracted many new drivers. When Lexus rethought the IS series for 2006, they cut their losses with the wagon.
This overview covers the SportCross trim only.
Please see our 2005 Lexus IS 300 Overview for more information.
Looking for a Used IS 300 in your area?CarGurus has 344 nationwide IS 300 listings starting at $3,499.