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2002 Lexus IS 300

2002 Lexus IS 300 SportCross
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Designed with sporty flair, innovative lines, and spectacular performance, this high-class 2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan takes to the roads for another year with several new twists to keep the competition on their toes and perhaps green with envy.

Available Models
New for 2002 are two exciting models that will get your groove going - the IS 300 SportCross and the IS 300 Five-Speed Manual model. Rounding off the line up for this year is the IS 300 E-Shift Sport sedan that hit the market last season.

Interior Features
The luxurious Lexus IS 300 features an optional DVD-based navigation system and standards in the SportCross include a rear liftgate, split folding rear seat for additional cargo space, and a fold-down passenger seatback to really maximize storage space when you need it. The SportCross also lists a tonneau cover, luggage box, cargo area false floor, and a folding passenger seat with seatback table and rear power outlet.

All Lexus IS 300 sedans sport an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, front and rear dual cupholders, automatic climate control with air filter, premium AM/FM stereo with cassette player and six-CD player, outside temperature gauge and tilt steering wheel. New for 2002 are items such as electrochromic rearview mirror with compass, front center armrest, genuine leather upholstery, and optional chrome gearshift lever with leather knob. Other standards include drilled aluminum pedals and stainless steel doorsill scuff plates with rubber pads, green tinted glass, power door locks, and power windows.

Exterior Features
The signature Lexus IS 300 Sedan's lines are crisp, sharp, and tight, with traditional Lexus trademarks like the front grille and headlight detailing. New for 2002, the grille has three horizontal bars, and the tail light housings are smoked gray on dark colors and chrome on light colors. A rear spoiler has been added as an option (standard on the SportCross). Other exterior details include seventeen-inch aluminum alloy wheels, auto-dimming driver's side mirror, halogen fog lights, and a rear wiper on the SportCross.

Truly outstanding when it comes to performance, the Lexus IS 300 Sedan packs a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, cranking out 215 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission of both the IS 300 Sport Cross and the IS 300 E-shift is automatic, while the Five-speed Manual model sports just that - an exciting five-speed manual transmission geared at the fun-loving younger crowd and other adventurers.

Safety and Security
Safety features have been upgraded this year, including standards like brake assist and front side curtain air bags. Vehicle skid control is available as an option on the SportCross and automatic model, and you may add traction control to that option as well. Other basics listed are a passenger depowered air bag, driver depowered air bag, head restraints, three-point seatbelts, child safety locks, and child seat tethers and anchors. The body is reinforced and features side impact door beams, and both front and rear crumple zones.

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Fast Stats


MSRP from
3.0L I6
215 @ 5,800
5-speed Auto
MPG: City/Hwy
18 / 25

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