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Lexus IS 300 vs. Lexus IS 350

In comparing the Lexus IS 300 to the Lexus IS 350, the Lexus IS 300 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Lexus IS 350 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Lexus IS 300 and Lexus IS 350 have the same interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus IS 300 versus the Lexus IS 350, the Lexus IS 300 is a better car than the Lexus IS 350.

Lexus IS 300 versus Lexus IS 350 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus IS 300 ranges from $29,820 to $39,636 while a used Lexus IS 350 from the same model year range is priced between $34,344 to $44,980. For a new model, the Lexus IS 300's price is between $40,989 and $50,203, with the Lexus IS 350 priced between $46,982 and $55,271.

Lexus IS 300 versus Lexus IS 350 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus IS 300 is 9.2 out of 10 while the Lexus IS 350's quality rating is 9.3 out of 10. This results in the Lexus IS 300 being ranked 2 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Lexus IS 350 being ranked 1 out of 39. Out of 8 Best Luxury Small Cars for the Money, the Lexus IS 300 is ranked 8 and the Lexus IS 350 is ranked 1.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus IS 300’s base engine makes 241 horsepower, and the Lexus IS 350 base engine makes 311 horsepower. The IS 300 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 539 miles. The IS 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 487 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lexus IS 300 and the Lexus IS 350 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Lexus IS 300 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Lexus IS 300

2023 Lexus IS 350

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,989 - $50,203

Used Asking Price:

$29,820 - $39,636

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,982 - $55,271

Used Asking Price:

$34,344 - $44,980

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 39
4 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 39
1 / 39

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base

Trim Levels

F SPORT Design, F SPORT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

241 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1650 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

311 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.083 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

365 / 539 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

348 / 487 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.4 inches

Cargo Space:

10.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.4 inches

Cargo Space:

10.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3715 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

110.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3748 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

110.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/35R19