2018 Lexus IS 300


Ranked #9 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$38,210 - $40,660

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Key Spec of 2018 Lexus IS 300
fuel economy


fuel type

Premium Unleaded (required)


241 hp @ 5800 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Quiet cabin with well-organized elements

Average fuel efficiency

The old IS 200t badge gets swapped by the new IS 300

Impressive safety ratings

Cramped rear legroom

17-inch wheels with a new design

Generous with standard amenities

Subpar cargo area

Optional adaptive front lighting system, park assist

Optional Active Sound Control with rear-wheel drive model

New comfort Package

Standard rearview camera

The V6 engine gets a power boost of 5 horsepower

2018 Lexus IS 300 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 26, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Lexus IS 300 is a compact sedan offered with a standalone trim, starting off at a base MSRP of $38,210. For that price, it mainly competes with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Jaguar XE, and the Volvo S60. Meanwhile, the IS 300 offers 2 powertrains. The base engine is a 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 capable of making 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If more power is required, there is also a 260 horsepower-making 3.5L V6 engine with the all-wheel-drive model. The former is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission whereas the latter is engaged with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The IS 300 reaches 60 MPH from zero in 6.9 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 6.1 seconds with the 3.5L V6. Depending on the powertrain, the IS 300 can manage a combined fuel economy between 22 and 26 MPG. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 8 striking colors the IS 300 comes in really pull you towards itself. 

2018 Lexus IS 300 Latest Updates

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Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)$37814$4066022 Listings
4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)$35535$3821045 Listings

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Compact Sedan

#14 in Luxury Sedan

#15 in Sedan

Pictures & Videos


Base$38,210 onwards

  • Chrome-tipped exhausts
  • Multi-LED headlights with LED accents
  • Power moonroof with sliding sunshade
  • Satellite radio and navigation via Entune App
  • Tuned engine and suspension producing 140 horsepower

Colors and Styles

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Atomic Silver


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Sedan

engine type

211 cu in

horse power

260 hp


236 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm


6 speed Automatic


184 in


110 in


71 in

curb weight

3737 lbs


56 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

passenger volume

90.2 cu ft

cargo volume

10.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

19/22/26 mpg

highway range

452.40 mi

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

Lexus IS 300 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $65,049
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,767$2,290$1,716$1,064$359$8,196
Taxes and Fees$3,729$276$208$223$251$4,687
Total Cost-To-Own$18,783$11,423$9,801$12,958$12,084$65,049
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