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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
No Data Available
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
MSRP
$41,050
Invoice
$38,178
Average Price Paid
$39,970
309 listings nationwide

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2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,300
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,448
17 listings nationwide

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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...

2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking Ge...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

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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...

2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Jay writes:
3.5 Engine screams
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"More comfortable and faster"

Specs

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 20 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
225 hp @ 6,000 RPM
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
11.8:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
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
Interior
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 --
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 185.4 in
Width 70.9 in 72.4 in
Height 53.2 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica

Option Packages

  • Comfort Package
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Auto Braking
  • Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Premium Triple-Beam Led Headlamps
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Panoramic View Monitor

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