|1998 - 2005|
|3.0L I6 (2JZ-GE)|
|214 bhp @ 5800 rpm|
|217 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm|
|1476 kg (3254 lbs)|
|139 mph (224 km/h)|
The Lexus IS 300 is a mid-class four-door saloon/sedan which was offered with a 3.0L I6 (215HP) and was produced between 1998-2005.
It was the most powerful variant of the XE10 series although the engine used was only initially available in Gita models within the Japanese market - its subsequent release in North America and Europe was indefinitely postponed.
The IS 300 was also built in an estate/wagon body form alongside its German counterparts.
Need for Speed: Underground 2Edit
The IS 300 has average performance and handling. Despite it having average performance and handling, it can be easily beaten by other tuned cars. However, it is a decent car to drive during the first portion of the career.
Need for Speed: Most WantedEdit
The Lexus IS 300 is already available at the beginning of Need for Speed: Most Wanted with a price tag of $27,000.
The IS300 has the best handling of all initial career cars although it is still slightly slower than most of its rivals. It can reach a top speed of up to 195 mph (314 kph) with Junkman performance parts.
Need for Speed: CarbonEdit
The Lexus IS 300 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a Tier 1 Tuner car. It is a reward-card-only unlock. The game features a stock and modified variant of the Lexus IS 300.
It cannot be driven in career mode, but is available in Quick Race mode as well as Multiplayer. It doesn't stand out in terms of performance but it is stable in turns.
It is available in the PS2 release of the title but only in the first Canyon Duel of the Challenge Series.
Need for Speed: WorldEdit
Compared to the Lexus IS 350, it has a worse handling and top speed (127 mph/205 kmh), but compensates these traits with a significantly stronger nitrous boost. It also has a weak acceleration, comparable to that of the Toyota Corolla GT-S and good pursuit durability.
|The Yellow style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 2500. It was initially made available on February 14th, 2013 as a top-up gift, and was later made available in the car dealer on August 5, 2013.
|The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 300,000. It was initially released on November 28th, 2012.
|The Treasure Hunter style is a treasure hunter car that costs 5600. It was released on August 14th, 2012.
- The bonnet camera of the IS 300 in Need for Speed: World previously showed the interior of the car erroneously.
|Lexus IS (Model Range)|
|300 (XE10) • 350 (XE20) • IS-F (XE20)|