2018 Lexus IS 300 Review

WHETHER YOU’RE TOURING THE COUNTRYSIDE OR CHECKING OUT BEDFORD, MANCHESTER, OR MERRIMACK, CONSIDER A LUXURY CAR LIKE THE 2018 LEXUS IS 300. THIS STYLISH MIDSIZE SEDAN OFFERS FUEL EFFICIENCY, POWER, AND SAFETY—ALL IN A RELIABLE AND UPSCALE MODEL.

Lexus IS 300 THIS 2018 LEXUS IS 300 REVIEW FROM IRA LEXUS OF MANCHESTER WILL HELP SHOW YOU WHAT THE LATEST IS 300 CAN OFFER YOU.

LEXUS IS 300 POWER & PERFORMANCE

The 2018 LEXUS IS 300 comes standard with a rear-wheel drive and offers a 2.0L In-Line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 241 horsepower. An all-wheel drive system is available, too, as well as a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 260 horsepower.

The 2018 Lexus IS 300 comes with an available 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission. This transmission varies with G-forces and allows you to hold a lower gear through a turn. Wheel-mounted paddle shifters are standard, so you can easily change gears with just the flip of a switch.

Variable Valve Timing helps the IS 300 achieve an EPA-estimated 32 MPG highway.

LUXURY INTERIOR

The 2018 Lexus IS 300 offers comfort, luxury, and convenience inside its cabin. For the driver and front passenger, there’s 38.2 inches of Lexus IS 300 Interiorheadroom and a generous 44.8 inches of legroom. Passengers in the backseat have 36.9 inches of headroom and a comfortable 32.2 inches of rear legroom.

At the front of this luxurious interior, you’ll find a 10.3-inch display with voice-activated navigation. This system will also keep you informed of the current speed limit and nearby gas stations. You’ll also find a standard back-up camera’s point of view displayed here for help when reversing.

Moving down from the multimedia center, you’ll find the Drive Mode Select dial on your console. This allows you to adjust the IS 300’s driving modes from Normal to the more fuel-efficient ECO mode or the performance-focused Sport mode.

To feel like you’re in the driver’s seat even when you’re not in your car, download the Lexus Enform Remote app. You’ll be able to start the engine; lock and unlock the car; and check the fuel levels. It can even help you find your car in a parking lot.

LEXUS IS 300 SAFETY

With 10 standard airbags and the Lexus Safety System+, the 2018 LEXUS IS 300 has been recognized as an IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK and been awarded a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Lexus IS 300 safetyLexus Safety System+ includes safety features, such as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, which can detect and alert the driver of an approaching car or person and bring the car to a complete stop.

It can also slow the car down with the flow of traffic by using High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. This maintains cruise control while decreasing the throttle if it detects that the car in front of you has slowed down.

The system will keep you in your lane, too. Lane Departure Alert uses a camera system to identify when the car begins to drift out of its lane and sends audio and visual alerts, as well as steering-wheel vibrations. If no action is taken, the Steering Assist system gently steers the car back into the center of the lane.

This high-tech system will help you see, too. Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps sense when there are no other cars on the road and flips on your high-beams. When it detects other cars, it automatically shifts down to low-beams.

TEST DRIVE THE LEXUS IS 300

To safely see Bedford, Manchester, or Merrimack in style, check out the 2018 Lexus IS 300. Its turbocharged engines offer a fun drive in a luxury cabin, with safety features that will give you peace of mind.

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