2002 Lexus IS 300
    MSRP
    $29,435
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    VITAL STATS

    • Engine
      3.0L I-6
    • Power
      215 @ 5,800 rpm
    • Transmission
      5-spd man w/OD
    • Drivetrain
      rear-wheel
    • Monthly Payment 
      $555
    • Seating
      5 passengers
    • Cargo
      10.1 cu.ft.
    • MPG 
      18 City / 25 HWY
    • Market Price (Fair)
      $4,825 - $5,975
    • Invoice Price 
      $25,901
    • Warranty
      48 months/50,000 miles

    2002 Lexus IS 300 Base w/5-Speed Manual 4dr Sedan Overview

    When the Lexus IS 300 sedan was introduced as a 2001 model, it became the first real sports sedan in the Lexus fleet.Targeted toward a younger audience, this sporty car with slick skin and high-tech appointments carries the Lexus badge that's normally associated with a luxurious ride, but it behaves like a road-hugging German touring car.With rear-wheel drive, best-in-class horsepower, and five-speed automatic with manual shifting, it offers a compelling alternative to the benchmark BMW 3 Series.

    For 2002, the IS 300 SportCross has been added to the line.It's a five-door hatchback, intended for that same young audience but broadening to include jocks in addition to well-heeled geeks and gearheads.Lexus says the SportCross appeals to a 'much younger' crowd, and the company jumps through hoops to avoid the words 'five-door' or 'hatchback' because those words suggest entry level.So the SportCross is officially a 4+1-door.Fortunately, the car isn't as awkward as its tag.In fact, it is anything but awkward.

    The IS 300 uses Lexus's sophisticated, 3.0-liter, inline six-cylinder engine, renowned for its smoothness.It produces 215 horsepower on recommended 91-octane fuel.Like the IS 300 sedan, the SportCross uses a five-speed manual automatic transmission with racy shifting via buttons on the steering wheel in the manual mode.

    Also new for 2002, is a five-speed manual gearbox for the sedan.

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