Lexus SC 300 vs Lexus IS 350 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
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2018 Lexus IS 350
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD

This was the final production year for the first generation of SC coupes. The SC would briefly vanish in the following year, before returning with a complete redesign for 2002. The S...

2018 Lexus IS 350
Michael Perkins Preview:

As sporty as it looks, the IS 350 has always been more cruiser than crusher. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s hard to argue with a bit more power and performance. For...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
fciblue 2000 Lexus SC 300 300 RWDReview:

Sc300 — The Lexus SC is one of the company's original models released in the early 90's. This particular on...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Jerry71 2000 Lexus SC 300 300 RWDReview:

Soarer 2.5gt-t (1jz-gte) Single Turbo — 1JZ w/Garrett, HKS WG, 3" DP, Wide Band O2, Blitz Boost Controller, Stinger Stand-Alone, 550cc, R154...

2018 Lexus IS 350
Kevin writes:
The Infiniti Q 50 edges out its a competition in specific areas for me; especially the interior, safety and c...
Earl writes:
This a picture of a two door (probably a convertible) and is shown with cheap wheel covers. The Lexus AWD conv...
Value Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 better.
"Fuel economy, first year depreciation and exterior appearance (the Lexus has fewer color options)."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 worse.
"The Lexus is more comfortable in the front seats. Even though both cars are designed and built in the same plants; you are treated better at a Lexus dealership in the maintenance department."
GuruXYRFZ writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"More plush. "
Value Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"Much faster for the amount of money and zero maintenance fees."


2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
2018 Lexus IS 350
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 20 gal 17.4 gal
Fuel Type
225 hp @ 6,000 RPM
311 hp @ 6,400 RPM
220 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
3,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.1 in 44.8 in
Back Legroom 27.2 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.3 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 937 lbs 825 lbs
Length 192.9 in 184.3 in
Width 70.9 in 79.8 in
Height 53.2 in 56.3 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
2018 Lexus IS 350

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio System
  • F Sport Package
  • F Sport Package with Comfort Package
  • Comfort Package
  • Premium Paint
  • Intuitive Park Assist

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