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When the Lexus IS 300 sedan was introduced as a 2001 model, it became the first real sports sedan in...

2002 Lexus IS300 Model Comparison

Base Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $29,435.00 $61,055.00 $38,605.00
Destination $545.00 $575.00 $575.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.0L I6 4.3L V8 3.0L I6
Horsepower 215 @ 5800 RPM 300 @ 5600 RPM 220 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 218 @ 3800 RPM 325 @ 3400 RPM 220 @ 3800 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2997 4293 2997
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.6 X 3.2 3.4 X 3.4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18 18 18
Highway (mpg) 25 23 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3254.0 3840.5 3648.7
Wheelbase (in.) 105.1 103.1 110.2
Length (in.) 176.6 177.8 189.2
Width (in.) 67.9 72.0 70.9
Height (in.) 55.5 53.1 55.9
Track Front (in.) 58.9 61.0 60.4
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 60.4 59.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.1 37.2 39.0
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.7 33.9 37.4
Front Legroom (in.) 42.7 43.6 44.5
Rear Legroom (in.) 30.2 27.1 34.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 52.6 53.8 57.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.5 46.6 56.6
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.8 55.7 55.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) 53.9 49.5 56.1

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 89.2 75.0 100.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Tires 215/45R17 245/40R18 215/60R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer Yes Yes N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A Std. N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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