2003 Lexus IS 300 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Rear Seats Type: bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $29,980 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 215 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$29,980
Invoice$25,901

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.0L 215 hp I6
Power 215 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 218 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom30.2 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length176.6 in
Width67.9 in
Height55.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.1 cu ft
Original MSRP: $30,805
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Price $30,805 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 215 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$30,805
Invoice$27,108

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.0L 215 hp I6
Power 215 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 218 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.5 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom30.2 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length176.6 in
Width67.9 in
Height55.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.1 cu ft
Average Price:$7,961
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $31,350 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 3.0L 215 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$31,350
Invoice$27,108

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.0L 215 hp I6
Power 215 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 218 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.7 in
Back Legroom30.2 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length177 in
Width67.9 in
Height56.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume21.8 cu ft
The IS 300 SportCross had debuted a year earlier, featuring the first wagon body from Lexus. The IS series had replaced the ES at the entry-level tier in 2001, and its solid initial sa... Read More
The IS 300 SportCross had debuted a year earlier, featuring the first wagon body from Lexus. The IS series had replaced the ES at the entry-level tier in 2001, and its solid initial sales reflected the Japanese automaker's continuing ability to tap new markets. This relatively affordable sports sedan aimed to compete with the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class.
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. Even the wagon was marked by performance: the stiffer suspension provided a more responsive feel of the road and the available manual transmission also added to the sporting experience. The SportCross was again only offered with rear wheel drive.
While the heavier SportCross maintained the same fuel economy as the sedan, at 19/25 mpg, its wagon body doubled the cargo space. Gas mileage was still an issue for owners. Many felt that such a compact car should do better.